NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Fine Art: Studio Art Burren College of Art (BCA) College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: MA, MFA (Master of Fine Arts) DURATION: MA, 1 year (3 semesters), full-time; MFA, 2 years (4 semesters), full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 10 COURSE INSTANCE(S): Not applicable. Apply at FEES AND FUNDING:

Your Course The two-year MFA provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an artist while the one-year MA provides a master’s-level education in art appropriate to a diverse range of applications. Students on both programmes produce a final exhibition and also demonstrate capabilities for critical enquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate their work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping the discourse on contemporary fine art research and practice. Studio practice and critique is at the core of the MFA and MA programmes, comprising studio-based individual mentoring and rigorous group critiques. Modules include (for those that are studio- based): Historical and Critical Studies; and Professional Studies. They are delivered through seminars, symposia and educational visits to Dublin, London and Berlin. Career Opportunities Graduate artists find work as professional artists and in related fields, such as art curating, gallery administration and art education. The knowledge, skills and understanding developed in this programme are transferable to a wide variety of applications, depending on the individual graduate. Minimum Entry Requirements Applicants should normally have a bachelor ’s degree with First or upper Second Class Honours in Fine Art; or a bachelor ’s degree with a major in Fine Art with a GPA of 3.50 or above; or evidence of equivalent achievement. In the case of an outstanding portfolio, a bachelor ’s degree with a lower Second Class Honours/2.2/GPA 3.0 may be accepted. All eligible applicants are interviewed either in person or by phone. FIND OUT MORE AT: fine-art-studio-art.html OR mfa-ma-in-studio-art

Irish and EU students: €9,500. International students: €18,500. Scholarship information available at . WHEN TO APPLY: Apply by 1 February 2021. Applications will continue to be considered on a rolling review, based on available space on the programme.

CONTACT Lisa Newman Director of Admissions T: +353 65 707 7200 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. Students have their own dedicated studio space at the Burren College of Art (BCA) and access to all BCA faculty as appropriate. 2. Scholarship opportunities are available. For more information please visit the website: programmes/post-baccalaureate/ fees-scholarships/ . 3. Stunning campus in County Clare: BCA was purpose-built to the highest standards in 1993 in the grounds of a sixteenth-century castle—winning architectural awards and becoming subject to a preservation order.

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