The MFA (2 years, 4 semesters) provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist. You will also develop your capabilities for critical enquiry in the field of fine art through a written dissertation, demonstrating your ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice.
The MA (1 year, 3 semesters) provides a masters-level education in art appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters-level in artistic practice. Whereas the MFA requires the completion of a written thesis, in the MA you will also complete modules in critical enquiry, in order to develop your ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns, and will be required to create an Artist Statement in conjunction with your final exhibition.
Studio Research forms the core of the Studio Art programme from Burren College of Art and is comprised of studio-based individual mentoring and rigorous group critiques. Studio Research modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation, leading to the production of a substantial body of work. Historical & Critical Studies modules engage you in intensive critical discourse on contemporary art. Professional Studies modules facilitate the development of the personal, conceptual, technical and organisational skills necessary for professional practice as an artist. They are delivered through seminars, symposia and educational visits to Dublin, London and Berlin.
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- Art Research Methods
- Professional Studies: Professionalism
- Historical & Critical Studies: Bridging Theory and Practice
- Studio Research: Refinement and Coherence of Enquiry and Practice
- Historical & Critical Studies: Formalising Discourse
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- A completed application form
- A copy of a recent essay on art or a critical review of an exhibition you have recently visited (approx. 1000 words)
- A portfolio comprising a minimum of 10 works, which may be represented digitally as jpeg or MP3 files (video) and sent through GoogleDocs or www.wetransfer.com
- A written statement of approx. 500 words that clearly states what you seek to attain through study on this programme
- A résumé providing details of education, employment history, exhibitions and publications
- Official certificate or transcript for all degree awards received
- Applicants should have a Bachelors Degree with first or upper second class honours in Fine Art; or a Bachelors Degree with a major in Fine Art with a GPA or 3.50 or above; or evidence of equivalent achievement. In the case of an outstanding portfolio, a Bachelors Degree with a lower second class/2.2 honours/GPA of 3.0 may be accepted.
International18500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA9500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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