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Studio Art or Photography

20 months
80 EUR/credit 7680 EUR/year
80 EUR/credit 7680 EUR/year
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The MFA in Studio Art or Photography from Warnborough College Ireland qualifies the graduate to work as a professional artist in numerous arenas, depending upon the graduate’s area(s) of expertise.


Professional opportunities might include: Fine arts, Graphic arts, Illustration, Fashion, interior design, Advertising and Teaching (which may require additional credentials).

Master of Fine Arts recipients are also qualified to work in a variety of employment capacities in Arts Administration, Program Development, Travel and Tourism.

Students in the MFA in Studio Art or Photography from Warnborough College Ireland will also work in museums, galleries and a host of arts organizations. The MFA program includes in-depth courses on the business of being an artist.

How Will I Learn?

This program is offered via distance learning, or via a fully open-learning version (on-site and virtual). Regardless of the venue, MFA candidates will be expected to complete a substantial and significant body of work independently. All students work independently under the guidance of a mentor or tutor. We expect students to be motivated and have plenty of initiative, as ‘spoonfeeding’ is not encouraged.

On-site and virtual courses will be taught in atelier style. All graduates will be required to submit a professional portfolio, as per standards established by the art department and Warnborough College, and to complete program projects.

In addition, students will be required to participate in a graduate exhibit. The Canterbury Arts Conference is sponsored by Warnborough College Ireland each year, and students are actively encouraged to participate in this. It is a great opportunity to present research or workshops, and to meet other like-minded contacts.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studio Methods, Practices and Procedures
  • Critical Terminology for Art Studio Majors
  • Building a Portfolio
  • Cultural History of Art for Fine Arts Majors
  • The Business of Being an Artist

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
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160 ECTS



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should possess at least a recognised undergraduate degree in the same or related discipline. We are willing to consider other criteria for admission on an individual basis.
    • A full curriculum vitae/resumé.
    • A brief autobiography. 
    • A brief research proposal, if you are choosing either research or projects options. 
    • Copies of all academic transcripts. Please include English translations if your transcripts are in another language.
    • Two references. From employers, business partners, and/or academics.
    • A scanned copy of your passport or government-issued ID showing your name, date of birth and photograph.
    • Two passport-size photographs (if you are posting a paper application).
    • Application fee of €100.
    • All other relevant and related information or documentation (e.g. scholarship requests, etc.)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 EUR per credit during 20 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 80 EUR per credit during 20 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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