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History of Art and Architecture for Visiting Students

The department welcomes international students, who can select modules from the first three years of the History of Art and Architecture programme, space permitting.

Trinity Module Name & Course Code Credits (ECTS) Duration & Semester Prerequisite Subjects Contact Hours Contact Person
HA1660: Introduction to the History of European Art & Architecture I 10 Michaelmas none 3 lectures and 1 seminar per week Dr Philip McEvansoneya
HA1661: Introduction to the History of European Art & Architecture II 10 Hilary none 3 lectures and 1 seminar per week Dr Philip McEvansoneya
BCHA1: Making and Meaning in Irish Art I
BCHA2: Making and Meaning in Irish Art II
5 per semester All year none 1 lecture per week and 2 2-hour seminars per semester Dr Angela Griffith
HA2001: Arts of Japan 5 Hilary none 1 lecture per week and 1 seminar per fortnight Ms Ruth Starr
HA2094/2095: Architecture of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries 10 All year Some knowledge of art history preferred but not essential 1 lecture per week and 4 seminars per fortnight Dr Christine Casey

HA2096: Painting and sculpture in the Italian Renaissance 10 Hilary Some knowledge of art history preferred but not essential 2 lectures per week and 1 seminar per fortnight Dr Peter Cherry
HA2088: Art in France 10 Michaelmas Some knowledge of art history preferred but not essential 2 lectures per week and 1 seminar per fortnight Dr Philip McEvansoneya
HA2078: Antiquity and innovation in early medieval art 10 Michaelmas Some knowledge of art history preferred but not essential 2 lectures per week and 1 seminar per fortnight Dr Rachel Moss
HA2093: Post-modern and contemporary art 10 Hilary 2 lectures per week and 1 seminar per fortnight Dr Yvonne Scott
HA3020: Approaches to Art History (A)
Writing the History of Art
5 Michaelmas Some knowledge of art history preferred but not essential 1 lecture pw, 1 seminar per fortnight Dr Laura Cleaver

For those with little prior knowledge of the history of art, we recommend the Junior Freshman (1st year) courses on art and architecture. For those wishing to learn more of Irish culture, there are various modules including Art in Ireland: Making and Meaning. Each of the modules can be taken for credit. For further details see the outlines in the visiting student's handbook.

For students who have already studied the History of Art, we recommend the various modules offered to students at Senior Freshman, Junior Sophister and Senior Sophister level (2nd, 3rd and 4th years). Note that some of the modules on the list are taught in alternate years, so it is important to check that the particular subject you wish to take is available when you are studying in Trinity. Members of staff will be happy to give advice about choices at the start of each semester. Given the constraints of the university timetable, it is not always possible for students to take all their first preference modules. Special Subject Modules are generally available only to students attending for a full year. Most of these are heavily subscribed, but if places are available, visiting students may be accepted.

1.1. Module Requirements

In the week before each term visiting students should arrange an appointment with the Visiting Students Representative in the Department, Dr Rachel Moss (Michaelmas Term) and Dr Peter Cherry (Hilary Term), to consider their choice of courses and to assess the workload involved. Students are required to attend the appropriate lectures and seminars and to complete the prescribed coursework - exercises, essays, and slide tests - as though they were Trinity undergraduates. Preparatory reading is often required for seminars and from time to time visiting students will be expected to make their own presentations to the class. Students should note that any requirements of their own home university for longer essays, small theses, and so forth, cannot be accommodated.

1.2. Examinations

In most cases visiting students are not required to sit examinations, but are required to carry out coursework in lieu. For details, see the Visiting Students Handbook. Where examinations are a required part of the coursework (for example on Special subject courses) these take place during Trinity Term, normally in late April or May. Examinations form an essential part of the Trinity system, and, even if not specifically required by a home university, students are required to take them in order to gain credit. Return flights should not be booked until the approximate date of the examinations has been confirmed. The only exception is when students must return to their home university to undertake courses during the Trinity examination period. In such cases, this must be verified by the home university, agreed with the Head of Department, and with the Visiting Students' Representative, and such students will be assigned additional coursework in lieu of relevant examinations.

Visiting students should note the College policy that dictionaries may NOT be used in exams or formal, assessed activities such as slide tests. No credit will be given for a course unless the student has fulfilled the agreed course requirements.

1.3. Coursework

Visiting students are normally assessed by coursework only. For further details of assessment, see the Visiting Students Handbook. The details of coursework will be provided to students along with the dates of tests, and deadlines for essays and other submissions in the relevant module handbooks. Missed deadlines for written submissions incur an automatic forfeit of 10% of the assessment mark for up to a maximum of one week after the deadline, and thereafter will not be accepted and will be graded as 0%. The penalty will apply automatically. However, students may appeal for restitution of their grade in the case of illness, if verified by a medical certificate. This will provide for a maximum extension equal to the duration of the certified illness. In the event of illness, students must advise the lecturer as soon as they are aware that they may be absent or miss their deadline.

As the deadlines are provided at the beginning of the module, students are given ample opportunity to manage their time including in relation to their other subjects. This is to enable them to complete work in advance of the deadline if necessary. Demands of other coursework will NOT be accepted as a reason for late submissions, or for absences.

If you are not clear on any aspect of the requirements, be sure to discuss with the lecturer in charge of each course.

Students are required to complete all coursework. Where a slide test is missed for reasons other than illness supported by a medical certificate, they will be required to submit an essay, for the same percentage credit as the slide test. Such essays must be submitted to the module organizer no later than the date of the examination for the course. Late essays will not contribute to the marks for the course, and could cause students to drop a grade or even to fail.

1.4. Auditing Lectures

In certain circumstances visiting students are allowed to audit lectures for modules that are of interest, but for which they are not registered. 'Auditing' involves attending lectures for a selected module, but not seminars. Auditing students are not entitled to take tests or examinations, submit coursework, or attend seminars. No credits are awarded for modules attended on an audit basis. Students audit modules only with the prior agreement of the lecturer responsible for the module.

1.5. Disclaimer

In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between the General Regulations contained in the College Calendar and Departmental handbooks, the provisions of the General Regulations shall prevail.

1.6. Queries

If you have any queries about the courses, contact Dr Rachel Moss (Michaelmas Term) or Dr Peter Cherry (Hilary Term), or Clare in the Departmental Office.

1.7. Contact details:

Visiting Students representative: Dr Rachel Moss or Dr Peter Cherry
Departmental Office: Executive Officer: Ms Clare Canavan, room 5082; Tel: 00353 1 896 1995

For general information for Visiting Students: Trinity College International Office

1.7.1. Late Essay Policy

Deadlines must be met. Extensions will be granted by the Head of Department ONLY on medical or ad misericordiam grounds only. Extensions on medical grounds must be supported by a doctor's certificate. An extension must be sought at least 24 hours before the deadline, even if only by e-mail.
Late essays will not be accepted or marked unless accompanied by an Authorized Extension sheet (.doc, 37kb).