BA (Honors) in Arts

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 12 months

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 8 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Enrollment Rate: From 9,950 / year

  • Scholarships available

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This three-year Bachelor of Arts program offered at DkIT is a unique program in Ireland. It offers a traditional arts education in history, English, archeology, and politics and society, along with three years of training in digital humanities. This innovative new development in arts education will provide you with critical and practical skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital environment.

The degree program creates honors arts graduates who are also skilled users and creators of information in digital media, an increasingly important area in education and publishing. As a graduate, you will be able to integrate these new digital media with traditional academic activity in the arts.

Career options

As a graduate of this degree, you will be academically qualified in two of the core artistic disciplines:

  • History; English; Archeology; Politics and Society; at the same time that he becomes a sophisticated creator and user in digital humanities.

Graduates of this course are highly employable and highly sought after in careers as diverse as elementary and secondary education, adult education, arts and heritage administration, journalism, librarianship, archivist, research, politics, as well as business and industry. Students have excellent literacy and communication skills, advanced skills in information and communication technologies, as well as skills in handling critical information, making them highly employable.

Course delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of traditional classroom lectures, tutorials, and lab classes.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to the digital humanities: digital literacy
  • Ireland 1800-1921: success and failure under the Union
  • From prehistoric Ireland to the Bronze Age
  • Irish literature
  • Introduction to social and political thought

Semester 2

(TWO arts subject areas to choose from)

  • Introduction to multimedia for the humanities
  • History
    • History and historians
    • Ireland 1921-98: modernity and tradition
    • Europe 1918-2007: The breakup of nations
  • Archeology
    • Human origins: the Paleolithic
    • Archaeological techniques
  • English literature and culture
    • Literature and Society
    • Frontiers in literature
    • Introduction to cultural theory
  • Politics and society
    • Comparative policy
    • Contemporary Irish politics
    • The fight for democracy

Semester 1

  • Humanities web applications
  • History
    • Ireland, 1540-1800: land and religion.
    • The rise of the USA: Civil War to Cold War.
    • History of the Revolutionary Tradition
  • Archeology
    • The archeology of medieval Ireland
    • Prehistoric Europe: from the Ice Age to the Bronze Age
  • English literature and culture
    • American literature
    • Studies in romance
    • American drama
  • Politics and society
    • Governance and society with a gender perspective
    • Borders, borderlands, and disputed states
    • Globalization and political economy

Semester 2

  • Advanced Multimedia for Humanities
  • History
    • Early Modern Europe, 1450-1700
    • Ireland 1912-1932: revolution and counterrevolution
    • History of cartography
  • Archeology
    • Celtic Ireland and Europe
    • The archeology of Great Britain
  • English literature and culture
    • Film fiction
    • Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • Politics and society
    • Genocide, Social Darwinism, and Racial Science
    • Community development and active citizenship
    • Policy in action

Semester 1

  • Digital humanities: research methodology
  • History
    • The rise of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800
    • Medieval Ireland
    • Great Britain since 1945
  • Archeology
    • Archaeological theory
    • The archeology of death and burial
  • English literature and culture
    • Theory of literature and culture
    • Writing career
    • Irish Drama, 1890-1900
  • Politics and society
    • Identities, communities and social boundaries
    • Media, power and politics
    • The Northern Ireland peace process

Semester 2

  • Digital Humanities Research Project
  • History
    • European Imperialism, 1870-1970
    • Tolerance and intolerance in Reform Europe
    • The European city
  • Archeology
    • Archeology of the recent past
    • Wealth management and entrepreneurship
  • English literature and culture
    • Genre of writing: poetry, fiction and women
    • Theories of reading, reception and audience
    • Contemporary Irish Drama
  • Politics and society
    • Ireland: citizenship and ethnic diversity.
    • New social movements and e-activism.
    • Moral and political philosophy

Admission requirements

  • International applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

Who should apply

This course is best suited for students interested in the areas of art, culture, history, heritage, politics, and languages.

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