MFA/MA in Art & Ecology
Burren College of Art
EUR 9,500 / per year **
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** EU fee per year; International fee: €18,650 per year.
The MFA in Art & Ecology provides an immersive education in the development of professional practice as an ecologically oriented artist. As an MFA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition of both personal and collaborative work, which will demonstrate that you have acquired the skills necessary to survive and thrive as a practising artist. You will demonstrate capabilities for critical inquiry through fine art, with the ability to evaluate your work through an informed grasp of the social, cultural and theoretical concerns shaping discourse on contemporary art and ecological issues. You will also propose and implement an achievable, interdisciplinary collaborative project that engages with ecological/environmental concerns in the Burren or on a global scale.
The MA provides you with a master-level education in ecologically oriented art that is appropriate to a diverse range of applications. As an MA graduate, you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate that you have acquired a masters-level in artistic practice.
Studio research provides for the development of artistic practise alongside students of the MFA/MA in Studio Art. These modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation leading to the production of a substantial body of work.
Studio methodologies are a series of taught studio courses examining the methodology of Art & Ecology with reference to historical examples.
Theory and Art & Ecology consists of seminars contextualizing the theoretical framework of Art & Ecology. In addition, Environmental Studies draws on expertise from within the College of Science at NUI Galway in engaging with scientific approaches to ecology, with the first module led by an environmental scientist. In the second, lectures and field trips provide the first-hand experience of the Burren as a microcosm of environmental and ecological issues. The third, a distance-learning module, examines the social and political context of global environmental issues.