The BA Connect Programme is a four-year BA degree which offers all the benefits of a two-subject Bachelor of Arts degree together with a specialism of the student’s choice. Students may choose from the following special interest subjects: Children’s Studies, Creative Writing, Film Studies, Global Women’s Studies, Human Rights, Irish Studies, Theatre and Performance and Latin American Studies. A student will have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in the area that is of particular interest to them and gain valuable work and life experience in their chosen career path. There is a maximum intake of 15 students per programme each year. As a result, students will be able to connect with other students easier and benefit from the active and personalised learning environment that is provided to a small group.
In Third Year, students studying a BA Connect degree have the opportunity to go on an eight week placement that combines lecture, place ment and post-placement reflection. Students will take up their placements in areas that appeal to them such as community organisations, teaching in schools or working with arts organisations such as Macnas. Students will have the opportunity to attend music, drama and film events, and are then asked to reflect, review and critique what they’ve seen. Additionally, students gain civic engagement skills by working in their com munity with leaders of various sectors.