BA in Culinary Arts

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • P guaranteed asantia

  • Start dates: September

  • Duration: 3 years

  • Level 7 qualification

  • Type: Full Time

  • Hours: Daytime

  • Tuition Fee: From € 9,950

  • Scholarships available

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The 3-year Bachelor of Culinary Arts offers the combination of foundational knowledge, hands-on classes, business and leadership development, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork combine to provide graduates with the competencies to forge a successful career in the culinary arts industry.

The combination of foundational knowledge, practical classes, business and leadership development, problem solving, critical thinking, and teamwork combine to provide graduates with the competencies to forge a successful career in the culinary arts industry.

The course emphasizes a creative, inventive, organized and entrepreneurial approach. A key objective of the course is to develop well-rounded graduates with the ability to learn and develop to meet new challenges in their professional and personal development.

Business placement

Students will undergo a placement in Semester 4, the second half of Year 2. This mandatory placement can take place locally, nationally or internationally with our partner host employers.

Career options

Following a career in culinary arts can be very lucrative. There are a variety of job opportunities in the food industry. Some of these include:

  • Cook
  • Corporativa Cater ING
  • Restaurant, cafes, hotels
  • Pastry and confectionery
  • Development Chef
  • Industrial catering: hospitals, schools, sports fields
  • Travel industry, cruise ships, global hotel brands
  • Company owner

Course delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of practical classes, tutorials, and lectures. Most of the time is spent in the kitchens cooking as a team and also individually. Guest lecturers, demonstrations and field trips are used throughout the 3 years of the course.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Preparation of the program / induction
  • Culinary Fundamentals 1
  • Principles of the culinary arts
  • Quality assurance and food safety
  • Academic and professional skills
  • Digital skills for tourism

Semester 2

  • Culinary Fundamentals 2
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Food and Beverage Service
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry

Semester 1

  • Classic cuisine
  • International cuisine
  • Culinary event
  • Fundamentals of gastronomy
  • Decision making with financial base
  • Preparation for hospitality placement

Semester 2

  • The art of Garde Manger
  • Contemporary Kitchen
  • Placement in the Hospitality Department

Semester 1

  • Creativity and trends in the culinary arts
  • Economic and management accounting
  • Law Applied to the Tourism Industry
  • Management principles
  • Kitchen design and resource management

Semester 2

  • Creative culinary events
  • Introduction to marketing, innovation and the development of new products for the culinary arts
  • The art of baking
  • Human resources management for hospitality, events and culinary arts

Admission requirements

→ International students will require a Bachelor’s degree from the country of origin. The degree and grades must be officially translated into English.
Applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
→ IELTS 5.5 or higher (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

Who should apply

  • Students who have a love for food and a passion for creativity.
  • Students who want to work in the best kitchens, both nationally and internationally.
  • Students who enjoy working in groups and being part of a successful team.

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Ireland
Dundalk Institute of Technology

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