The School participates in the Erasmus Programmes enabling the exchange of students between different European universities to study Art History. The participating Art History Departments, along with that in UCD, are in the Universität Wien [Austria], Université Panthéon-Sorbonne [France], Ruhr Universität Bochum [Germany], Università degli Studi di Roma III [Italy], Universidad Autónoma de Madrid [Spain], Université de Lausanne [Switzerland], University of Nottingham [United Kingdom]. UCD Art History students can travel to study at any of these universities, and the School will receive incoming students from any or all of them.
The study trip is usually undertaken after a student has successfully completed Stage 2 (2nd Year). A student who wishes to travel will select one university where he/she will undertake a course of study for a full academic year. Obviously the ability to communicate in the language of the chosen institution is an essential consideration. Courses of study are selected both independently and with the assistance of the co-ordinator in the host university. Examinations are taken and credits are awarded. The following year the student returns to take final year courses and examinations at UCD. In such cases a four-year programme of study will have been undertaken.
The number of students permitted to travel within the network each year is small and it is not possible therefore to ensure a place to all who apply. Those second year students who are interested in participating must make contact with the School co-ordinator before the end of the first term.
- The current School co-ordinator for the Erasmus Network is: Dr. Lynda Mulvin.
Junior Year Abroad Programme
The School is involved in the Junior Year Abroad Programme. Students from North American universities register to study in the School for one semester or for the full academic year. Courses of study are selected with the assistance of the School liaison officer. While it is more usual for the incoming American students to enrol in the second or third year courses, those who have no previous experience of Art History are obliged to follow the first year programme. Examinations are taken and credits are awarded.
- The School liaison officer is: Dr. Philip Cottrell