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


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2024 Summer program.

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) 5-10 images of recent work

(2) Please write a statement of how you would like to explore your academic and creative work in relationship to environmental science, ecological crisis or sustainability and what you would like to achieve from your time at The Burren College of Art.  Approximately 500 words.

(3) The GES Summer School has an emphasis on self directed research and independent studio practice. Please write a brief statement on how you would envision working in this environment. Up to 400 words.

(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 2024

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.