Applicants to the MPhil (Fine Art) should have a Bachelors degree with Honours in Fine Art (First class or 2:1, or a GPA of 3.50 or above), or a Masters degree in Fine Art (or relevant subject area). Applicants may also be considered if their degree is in an unrelated field but have relevant experience and can demonstrate an ability to work at postgraduate level.
Applications for the MPhil (Fine Art) will be made in two stages:
- Online Application form (see below)
- An outline of a Research Proposal (up to 2000 words as a .doc, .docx, or PDF) detailing:
- the proposed project title;
- the field of enquiry;
- the main research question proposing the aspect of the field of enquiry to be explored;
- the methods and methodology proposed;
- a bibliography and details of other sources of information relevant to the project.
- The reasons for wishing to undertake an MPhil and an indication of likely outcomes should also be provided;
- Portfolio (10-15 jpeg images or 3-4 links to video). Your portfolio may be submitted electronically through GoogleDocs or www.wetransfer.com
- 2 letters of recommendation sent by your referees
- Official transcripts demonstrating evidence of previous degrees. These must be either official hard copies in envelopes stamped and sealed by the university or sent as password-protected e-transcripts.
- Copy of your passport or birth certificate.
- Non-refundable application fee of €50 payable online here.
Note: We request official copies of transcripts to be sent to Admissions, Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland, as either hard copies or sent by the university/college via password protected email. Portfolio images can be submitted electronically via GoogleDocs or www.wetransfer.com. All other application materials can be emailed to the Director of Admissions, Lisa Newman, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Burren College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or scholarship programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.
September 5 – Autumn Semester begins/Orientation Week
September 12 – Classes begin
October 25-26 Midterm Critiques for all students
December 12 – Final Week of Autumn Semester
January 9 – Spring Semester begins/Orientation Week
January 16 – Classes begin
February 27-28 – Midterm Critiques for all students
March 27 – Last week of studio time for Postgraduates
April 3-11 – Postgraduate final exhibition installation
April 12-14 – Final examinations and critiques
April 15 – Opening reception for Exhibition
April 17-21 – Final week of Spring Semester
April 27 – Graduation Ceremony