Art and Ecology (PDip, MA, MFA) - full-time
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
Burren College of Art (BCA)
Graduates of Art and Ecology programmes will be able to:
- Critically evaluate their work and that of their peers, informed by contemporary fine art practice and ecological principles.
- Demonstrate communicative abilities in visual, materials, performative and verbal modes.
- Display intellectual capabilities of the philosophical and cultural concerns of artistic production and ecological issues relevant to contemporary fine art.
- (MFA graduates) Implement an interdisciplinary collaborative project relevant to ecological/environmental concerns in the Burren or globally, or both.
Students are allocated an individual studio space on campus, to which they have access "24/7" for the duration of the programme.
Applicants should have either a Bachelors Degree with first class or upper Second Class Honours in Fine Art, a Bachelors Degree with a major in Fine Art with a GPA of 3.5 or above, or evidence of an equivalent achievement. In the case of an outstanding portfolio, a Bachelors Degree with a lower Second Class Honours/GPA of 3.0 may be accepted.
9 months, full-time (PDip);1 year, full-time (MA); 2 years, full-time (MFA)
Next start date: September 2014
Average intake: .
Closing date: Applications received by February 1, 2014 will be eligible for consideration for Burren College of Art Scholarships.
Studio Research (10 ECTS core modules): these allow students to pusue their artistic interests in the studio alongside students of the MFA/PDip in Studio Art, with support from the faculty and visiting artists.
Studio Methodologies (10 ECTS core modules): these taught studio courses consider the methods and methodologies of Art & Ecology with reference to historical examples.
Theory and Art & Ecology (5 ECTS core modules): these 5 ECTS seminar-style courses consider the theoretical bases for Art & Ecology, emhasising the subject's context
Environmental Studies (5 ECTS core modules): these engage with ecology. The first module looks at scientific approaches to ecology. Led by an environmental scientist, the second module focuses on the local, and includes guided field trips to provide experience of the Burren environment, a microcosm of environmental and ecological issues. The third module, a distance-learning one, looks at global environmental issues.
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