BA in Culinary Arts

Course Points
165
Course Duration
3 Years
Course Level
Level 7
Course Places
20 Places

Three great reasons to consider this course

  • This course will give you the skills to work in global hospitality businesses.
  • This course embeds the The Management of Food Safety Programme and is accredited by the National Hygiene Partnership.
  • Our modules are delivered by internationally renowned lecturers in small class groups.

Course Summary

The 3-year BA in Culinary Arts affords exciting opportunities for creative development and enhanced employment opportunities across all sections of the food industry. The combination of in-depth underpinning knowledge, practical classes, business and leadership development, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork combine to provide graduates with the competencies to forge a successful career in the Culinary Arts industry.

The BA in Culinary Arts affords exciting opportunities for creative development and enhanced employment opportunities across all sections of the food industry. The course is designed in line with current developments in both national and international Culinary Arts education.

The combination of in-depth underpinning knowledge, practical classes, business and leadership development, problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork combine to provide graduates with the competencies to forge a successful career in the Culinary Arts industry.

The course emphasises a creative, inventive, organised and entrepreneurial approach. A key aim of the course is to develop a well- rounded graduates with the ability to learn and develop to meet new challenges in their professional and personal development.

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Induction/Programme Preparation
  • Culinary Fundamentals 1
  • Culinary Arts Principles
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance
  • Academic and Career Skills
  • Digital Skills for Tourism

Semester 2

  • Culinary Fundamentals 2
  • Culinary Nutrition
  • Food & Beverage Service
  • Fundamentals of Accounting
  • Introduction to the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Classical Cuisine
  • International Cuisine
  • Culinary Event
  • Foundations of Gastronomy
  • Financially Based Decision Making
  • Placement Preparation for Hospitality

Semester 2

  • The Art of Garde Manger
  • Contemporary Cuisine
  • Placement for Hospitality Department

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Culinary Arts Creativity and Trends
  • Economics and Management Accounting
  • Applied Law for the Tourism Industry
  • Management Principles
  • Kitchen Design and Resource Management

Semester 2

  • Creative Culinary Events
  • Introduction to Marketing, Innovation and New Product Development for Culinary Arts
  • The Art of Pastry
  • Human Resource Management for Hospitality, Events and Culinary Arts

 

* All module titles are subject to change and are for indicative purposes only.

The course is delivered through a combination of practical classes, tutorials and lectures.  Most of the time is spent in the kitchens cooking in teams and also individually.  Guest lecturers, demonstrations and field trips are used throughout the 3 years of the course. 

Pursuing a career in Culinary Arts can be very lucrative. There are a variety of job opportunities in the food industry. Some of these include: 

  • Chef  
  • Corporate Catering 
  • Restaurant, cafes, hotels 
  • Patisserie and confectionery 
  • Development chef  
  • Industrial catering – hospitals, schools, sports grounds 
  • Travel industry, cruise liners, global hospitality brands 
  • Business owner 

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to progress onto the BA (Hons) in Culinary Enterprise (1 year add-on).

Please find information on fees and funding here: www.dkit.ie/fees

Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements:

Six Grades at O6 or H7 in Leaving Certificate

→ INCLUDING At least one H5 Grade, OR Minimum Points Score of 200
→ AND Mathematics Grade F2, O6 or H7
→ AND English Grade O6 or H7 OR Irish Grade O6 or H7


Northern Ireland/UK Entry Requirements:

Applicants must meet the matriculation requirement of 5 different subjects which must include:

→ Mathematics at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ English (or Irish) at GCSE (Grade A* - C or better)
→ One subject at:

    • 'A Level’ (Grade A* - E or better)
    • OR Applied A-Level (Grade A* - E)
    • OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

→ The remaining subjects must be different from those listed above and may be drawn from recognised subjects at:

    • GCSE (Grade A* - C)
    • AND/OR 'AS Level’ (Grades A - E)
    • AND/OR ‘A-level’ (Grades A* - E)
    • AND/OR Applied ‘A-level’ (Grade A* - E)
    • AND/OR BTEC National Level 3 (National Award, Subsidiary Diploma, Extended Certificate, 90-Credit Diploma, Foundation Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).
    • AND/OR OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 (Introductory Diploma, Extended Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Foundation Diploma, 90-Credit Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma*) (Pass, Merit or Distinction).

Students will undergo placement in Semester 4, the 2nd half of year 2.  This mandatory placement can take place locally, nationally or internationally with our partner host employers.  We work alongside our Placement office to find the right placement site for the students. 

  • Students who have a love for food and a passion for creativity. 
  • Students who want to work in the finest kitchens both nationally and internationally. 
  • Students who enjoy working in groups and being part of a successful team. 

Brianáin Erraught (Head of Department of Hospitality Studies)
Phone: +353 42 9370256
Email: brianain.erraught@dkit.ie

Alan McCabe (Programme Director)
Phone: +353 42 9370577
Email: alan.mccabe@dkit.ie

Course ID DK753
Level 7
Duration 3 Years
Points 165
Places 20
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Hospitality Studies
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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How to Apply

All applications for this course must be made directly to the CAO by using the course ID
DK753.

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Northern Ireland & UK

Applicants from Northern Ireland/UK must also apply through CAO. Find out more information about
applying to DkIT from Northern Ireland or the UK.