The MA in Art & Process is offered on a full-time or part-time basis.
The programme has 90 credits and is delivered as a single stage that spans over 2 institutional academic years.
MA:AP is a three semester Masters in Fine Art that is delivered full-time over one calendar year or part-time over two years, January to December.
This research-intensive programme enables students to investigate, develop, and position their art practice in a rigorous learning environment.
MA:AP offers innovative approaches to learning, individual studio spaces, access to college workshops and facilities, professional experience through collaborative projects, peer-to-peer exchange, and a bespoke visitor lecture series. Students engage in seminars, tutorials, and lectures to strengthen their individual practice.
The concept of process is understood in a variety of ways: as material exploration and the engagement with medium and technique; as theoretical investigation and systems of enquiry without resolved or object-based endpoints; as innovative models of art distribution, including the possibilities of working outside traditional sites of art production and reception. Process also refers to the progression each student achieves over the course of the MA, which involves the observation, critique, deconstruction, documentation and rebuilding of individual practice.
Students should note that Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.
EU Applicants: €4,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000
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Union of Students in Ireland (USI) Levy
The USI membership levy of €7.00 has been introduced as a result of a referendum where students opted to affiliate to the national Students’ Union. This levy must be paid before the start of Semester 1.
Grants are awarded for each academic year (i.e. September - June), therefore, if you are awarded a grant when you start the course in January this only covers you for the first 2 semesters within the first academic year which ends in June for SUSI. You may need to go through a renewal process with SUSI to ensure your grant continues for the following academic year i.e. September - January.
MA:AP is delighted to offer a scholarship awarding full tuition fees for 2019. All applicants are eligible for the scholarship which will be awarded based on strength and potential of the applicant's existing practice. To be considered for the tuition scholarship please submit a short text (max. 2 paragraphs) summarising your practice and achievements to date as well as your reasons for applying for the scholarship.
Deadline for Applications for Tuition Fees Scholarship is 1st December, 2018. This is in addition to the normal admission application and should be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com – with subject box clearly referencing: MA:AP Tuition Fees Scholarship 2019 & Name of Applicant.
Deadline for late applications for MA in Art & Process is 14th December, however, if you wish to be considered for Scholarship, application must be received by 1st December.
Course Structure Full-time
No. of trimesters: 3
No. of weeks per trimester: 13
No. of timetable hour’s week: approx. 10
Which days: Primarily Monday & Tuesday. Research period during summer semester
Duration: Three trimesters
MA in Art & Process (MA:AP) is an intensive and stimulating taught masters. This research-intensive programme enables students to investigate, develop, and position their art practice in a rigorous learning environment.
MA:AP offers: innovative approaches to learning, individual studio spaces, access to college workshops & facilities, professional experience through collaborative projects, peer-to-peer exchange, and a bespoke visitor lecture series. Students engage in seminars, tutorials and lectures to strengthen their individual practice.
Trimester 1 CRITIQUE: The spring semester opens the course with an intensive period of interaction and events, contextualising art practice within contemporary critical thinking through seminars, visiting lectures, and a study trip.
Trimester 2 RESEARCH: This semester is defined by independent research. Having rehearsed research methodologies, this is a period to reflect on and consolidate practice.
Trimester 3 PRESENTATION: The third semester is defined by intensive studio development with a high level of critical input, which builds towards an exhibition of work. This exhibition is then the object of further learning opportunities, through a final period of critical reflection, characterised by writing, documentation, and working with audience groups.
Lecturing staff includes contemporary practitioners: Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Colin Crotty, Jesse Jones, Lucy Dawe-Lane and UCC’s Lewis Glucksman Gallery curatorial team.