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Fine Art, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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 Studying Fine Art course from Institute of Technology Sligo encourages students to develop individual ways of thinking and of expressing themselves in visual and theoretical terms. 

It fosters an awareness and responsiveness to the world around you and within you. 

It recognises the value of individual approaches, and provides an environment for learning and confidence building that can be manifested in numerous personal and professional ways. 

Graduates with Fine Art from Institute of Technology Sligo will gain knowledge in:

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Digital Media
  • History/Theory of Art
  • Painting
  • Photography & Video
  • Printmaking
  • Sculptural Studies
  • Work In Context
  • Visual Literacy 
  • Visual Material Culture 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual and Material Culture: (The Contemporary World)
  • Printmaking
  • Digital Lens Based Media - Photography
  • Painting (Process and Concepts)
  • Drawing  (Expanding Applications)
  • Ceramics: Developing Multiples, Press Moulding and Slip Casting
  • Painting (Extending the Medium)
  • Digital Lens Based Media  - Intro to Video Production
  • Ceramics : Amalgamations, Thrown Form and Glaze Technology.
  • Visual and Material Culture  (Art & Social Practice)

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • We recruit candidates through the CAO system. Points are a combination of CAO and portfolio.
  • A new interview will replace the previous portfolio requirement. This short interview will offer you an opportunity to look at our campus and discuss how we might best support your future artisty development. You are encouraged to bring examples of work, which will be scored as a part of overall score in interview.
  • We recruit candidates through the CAO system (min. 140 points) and interview score (out of 100). For Interview you are asked to bring along a maximum of ten (10) pieces of finished work, along with studies and notebooks that demonstrate the development of your ideas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sligo

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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