Visual Culture & Theory I (Taster Course)


Professional / Short Course


6 Weeks (Wednesday & Saturday)

Validated by

Griffith College




Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


This course will include two areas the History of Art & Design I and the Development of Interiors from Antiquity to Renaissance

This subject area will introduce you to key historical styles and periods in European art and design from Neoclassicism (c.1790) up to early Modernism (c.1914). It will enable you to compare and contrast different historical periods and styles and understand their evolution through time.

This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated degree programmes.

Why study Visual Culture and Theory at Griffith College?

On successful completion of this module, learners should be able to:

  • Evaluate the key movements in art and design from c.1790-c.1914 within their artistic, historical, social and cultural contexts.
  • Contrast the work of different artists, designers, movements and styles with one another.
  • Apply critical thinking skills, communication skills, and independent research and writing skills.

Intake Dates


The next intake for this course will be:

  • February 2023

Please see the timetable for course dates.

Ready to take the next step?

Open Days

View details

Lifelong Learning Faculty

View faculty