Post Baccalaureate (Higher Diploma) (Fine Art)
College of Arts, Social Sciences, & Celtic Studies
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The Higher Diploma in Fine Art is a joint Burren College of Art/ National University of Ireland, Galway programme based at the Burren College of Art. It is equivalent to the American Post Baccalaureate programme and is known informally as the 'Post Bac'. Students of the Post Bac register as students of both Burren College of Art and NUI Galway. The programme operates in association with the Royal College of Art, London, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, both of which provide visiging faculty to the programme.
The aim of the programme is to assist graduate students to identify their artistic identity and interests and to prepare them for the next step in their artistic careers.
Post Bac students have their own dedicated studio space at the Burren College of Art and the availability of all BCA faculty as appropriate.
Applicants should have a primary degree Level 7/8. A Major in fine art is not required. Applications will be assessed by means of a portfolio and a written statement that clearly states what the applicant seeks to attain through study on this programme.
All eligible applicants are interviewed either in person or by telephone.
1 year, full-time
Next start date: September 2014
Average intake: 20
Closing date: 31st January 2014. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis up to this deadline. Late applications may be considered if all places are not filled.
This programme is structured through individually negotiated independent study since students whose artistic identity is not yet clearly formed have diverse needs.
This structural flexibility distinguishes it from the Master of Fine Art (MFA) programme, which offers a developmental programme oriented to professional practice.
Courses include Studio Practice and Critique, Historical and Critical Studies, and the Burren: Culture and Environment.
Please visit: www.burrencollege.ie/programmes/postbac/programme.html for full programme description.
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Programme fees are available from the Burren Collegeof Art.
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