For those who elect to major in History of Art and Architecture, the fourth year enables students to specialize through a combination of optional modules and Special Subjects modules. Special Subject modules are research driven, and enable small groups of students to work closely with staff in their particular areas of expertise. These range from late medieval Irish art and architecture, to early modern portraiture, to architectural ornament in 18th and 19th century Europe to modern and contemporary Irish art. In addition, final year students research and write a dissertation of c.10,000 words on a topic of their choice.
Throughout the course, students will have an opportunity to study art and architecture at first hand, on campus, in the neighbouring national and municipal institutions, as well as in the streetscapes of the city. Field trips within Ireland and abroad are also fundamental to teaching practices in art history.
Senior Sophister Modules
Special Subjects (students choose one two-part course)
- HA4021 Art and Architecture in Late Medieval Ireland 1 & HA4022 Art and Architecture in Late Medieval Ireland 2 (not available 2019-2020)
- A modernism option (TBC)
- A medieval option (TBC)
- HA4017 Studies in Architecture and Ornament 1 & HA4018 Studies in Architecture and Ornament 2
- HA40019 EarlyModern Portraiture 1 & HA4020 Early Modern Portraiture 2
- HA4004 Painting in Ireland and Britain, c.1800-c.1900: artists, institutions and audiences 1 & 2
- WS 3410 Art, Gender and the Body in Medieval Italy (not available 2019-2020) [info at https://www.tcd.ie/History_of_Art/undergraduate/tsm/art-gender-body.php
Optional courses (students choose two, one in MT and one in HT)