Art - Fine Art

Studio practice and critique is at the core of the programme, taking the form of negotiated projects for independent study that also involve portfolio preparation and career planning. Studio courses provide teaching in a choice of disciplines where you work alongside undergraduate students. Historical and Critical Studies examines key concepts in modern and contemporary art to assist you in contextualising your emerging art practice. The Burren: Culture and Environment introduces you to a wide range of environmental and cultural studies in the west of Ireland, ranging from natural history and geology to archaeology to modern history. You will also visit galleries and museums in Dublin, with optional trips to London and Berlin.

1. Post Baccalaureate students have their own dedicated studio space at the Burren College of Art and the availability of all BCA faculty as appropriate.

2. Scholarship opportunities are available. Please visit www.burrencollege. ie/programmes/post-baccalaureate/fees-scholarships for details.

3. The Post Baccalaureate is an excellent choice for artists who received an undergraduate degree in a non-art field and who now want to progress on to an MA or MFA programme.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should normally have a primary degree (at NFQ Level 7 or 8). A major in fine art is not required for this programme. All eligible applicants are interviewed either in person or by phone.

Application dates

1 February 2023. Applications will continue to be considered on a rolling review, based on available space on the programme.


1 year (2 semesters), full-time.


Irish and EU tuition: €9,500.
International tuition €18,500.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Graduates have found employment in professions associated with the practice of art.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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