Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology

School of Business and Humanities

Public Culture Studies


Kill Ave

Dun Laoghaire, Dublin


Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

‘Public Culture’ refers to public policies, ideas, communication and behaviour in society. It also deals with the relationship between individuals and the state. Key areas of interest include public/private culture and public life, citizenship, the mechanisms of governments, the media, the arts and the public realm. Public Culture Studies is also an emerging field in the arts, most notably in the area of the arts, arts activism, arts and critiques, and cultural policy. This programme offers an interdisciplinary approach to public cultures in Ireland and internationally. It is ideal for recent graduates from a range of humanities disciplines who wish to build their knowledge. It also offers those in media, new media, the public sector and arts advocacy an opportunity to acquire a postgraduate qualification. Our MA runs on Fridays and on one evening from 4pm to 6pm. On completion of the programme, you will be able to: * Construct your own intellectual pathways from a range of specialised courses, featuring different fields of study within the context of public culture * Explore and evaluate the impact of state policy on cultural practices * Read, interpret and evaluate public documents * Engage with the complex and unpredictable issues and problems arising within the field of public culture, and reflect on and develop responsible solutions.


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