Undergraduate Diploma in the History of European Painting
Course Administrator: Dr Angela Griffith
Lecturers: Staff in the History of Art Department
Duration of the Course: One academic year (two x 12-week semesters)
Contact hours: 2 lectures and 1 seminar per week
Handbook 12-13 (PDF, 135kb)
This course provides an introductory historical and geographical survey of European art, addressing selected major periods from the early Christian era to modern movements of the twentieth century. In addition to addressing the major periods and themes in art history, particular focus is given to canonical figures and their masterworks, including artists such as Giotto, Van Eyck, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Warhol, Scully and numerous others. The course also provides an introduction to the critical analysis of painting and considers such matters as techniques of works of art, patronage and iconography.
As an introductory course, no previous experience in the study of art history is necessary for intending applicants and it is designed as a part-time course. However, students will be required to do independent study and full attendance of all classes is strongly advised.
Diploma students have access to selected Trinity College library facilities
Two lectures and one seminar per week (excluding reading week, which takes place in week seven of each term). A number of seminars are held off-site, in nearby art institutions. Lectures are held on Mondays and Thursdays 17.00–18.00, in the Emmet Theatre, Room 2037, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2. Seminar classes will commence in Week 2, week beginning October 3rd 2011.
Michaelmas term commences: Monday, 26th September 2011.
Hilary term commences: Monday, 16th January 2012.
All newly registered Diploma students will be required to attend an introductory meeting on Thursday 29th September at 18.00 in the History of Art Reading Room, Room 5084. Seminar groups will be allocated at this meeting.
Students are required to submit two essays during the academic year.
Candidates registered for the course are entitled to sit two examination papers held annually in May, which leads to the award of the diploma for successful students. The most successful candidate is awarded a travel scholarship.
€1,381 (in respect of the academic year 2010-11)
The fees for the academic year 2011-12 will be available in August 2011.
How to apply
Apply before 1 June for admission the following September, to:
The Admissions Office,
(01) 896 3664
For further information contact:
Dr Angela Griffith
Room 5075, Department of the History of Art and Architecture