Summer School - Global Ecologies Studio

In this Undergraduate Course, you have complete immersion in the Burren – a living laboratory for creative minds

Summer School – Global Ecologies Studio


CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are happy to announce that due to progress in vaccinations globally, as well as advances in travel safety, we were able to successfully run the 2022 Global Ecologies Studio Summer School this year, in person and on campus, and anticipate being able to do so again in 2023.  However, in response to the changing situation related to the coronavirus pandemic and variants, should there be any restrictions which would prevent students from travelling to Ireland prior to the start of the program, we areable to extend our refund policy to be able to give full refunds up to two weeks before the start of the Summer School.

Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Newman at or +353 65 7077200.


Applications are invited from undergraduate art students, as well as postgraduates, independent artists or interested researchers from adjacent fields within the humanities and natural sciences.

In order to get a sense of who you are as an artist and the ways you express ideas and concepts in writing, as part of the application process we request the following to be submitted for consideration:

(1) 3-10 images of recent work

(2) A writing sample from a recent undergraduate class. This may be long or short form written material that may be research based or more personal narrative.

(3) Statement of Intent (a brief statement of approximately 500 words outlining what you hope to achieve from your time spend in Burren College of Art).

(4) Transcript

(5) One Letter of Recommendation

All application materials may be submitted online through the AICAD SlideRoom portal HERE.

Should you have any questions about the programme, please contact Hugh Pocock at or Lisa Newman at

Tuition Payments

Fees 2023

The fee for the 4 week programme is €4950, which includes tuition, studio, and housing based on twin room occupancy in self-catering accommodation.

Cancellation Policy

All tuition and fees are due at least 4 weeks before the start of the programme. The Burren College of Art accepts no obligation to refund any fee, or part thereof, after this date.


You can make an online payment for your tuition HERE.


Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students who are U.S. citizens and of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

Please check their website below for further details on eligibility, deadlines, and application information:

Non-discrimination Policy

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.