Art in the Contemporary World
Art in the Contemporary World is a taught MA programme (with extended MFA options) that examines contemporary art practices and their contexts. The course offers an opportunity for focused engagement with the varied challenges of today's most ambitious art, bridging the relationship between theory and practice by creating exciting study options for artists, curators and writers. We welcome graduates from a variety of backgrounds, including: fine art; art history; philosophy; literature; film studies; architecture; communications; or design.
Educational Standard - All Masters Programmes
An approved Bachelor degree at minimum level of 2nd class honours.
Applicants who do not meet the mimimum academic entry requirements may be considered on the basis of prior work or learning experience (RPEL). Candidates may be required to pass a qualifying examination set by the relevant department before being accepted to a Masters degree programme. Attendance at selected undergraduate lecture courses at NCAD, together with related written work may be prescribed.
Please contact the Admissions Office for application dates at firstname.lastname@example.org
1. A Statement of Interest - 300-500 words framing your reasons for applying to the programme
2. A recent CV
3. Certified transcripts of previous programmes followed
4. Certified copies of degree/ certificates and/or other appropriate third level qualifications bearing the official stamp of the institution.
5. Reference 1 (Academic - Head of School/Department preferred)
6. Reference 2 (Tutor or Current/Recent Employer)
Note: Please supply the reference. Some referees prefer to submit the reference directly to the college. If this is the case, please instruct your referee to email a standard reference for the attention of Fiona Cleary to email@example.com.
Please make sure all references contain the letterhead and the institution contact email address for the referee.
7. A sample of written work - essay, published article or other relevant text.
MA: 90 ECTS credits/Taught Masters/Visual Culture Pathway
MFA: 120 ECTS credits/Theory-Practice Pathway
A two-year theory/practice taught masters. Students who complete AD441 have the option to undertake a second practice-based year with options in fine art, curating, criticism or related practices AD445.
A taught masters programme that examines contemporary art practices and their critical, theoretical, historical and social contexts. Open to graduates from varied backgrounds. Offered full time and part time.
To find out more about the entry requirements, application process and tuition fees visit - www.ncad.ie/study-at-ncad.ie
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After Your Degree
Graduates from Art in the Contemporary World have gone on to receive international awards and residencies, to take up respected curatorial positions and to publish their writings in prominent academic journals and art magazines.