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Art & Process


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.

Semester 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.

Semester 2 Research:

This semester is defined by independent research. Having rehearsed research methodologies, this is a period to reflect on and consolidate practice.

Semester 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.

Visiting lecturers have included: Clodagh Emoe, Maud Cotter, John O'Connell, Jesse Jones, Alice Maher, David Upton, Matt Packer, Pluck Projects, Mark Garry, Tina Kinsella, Gavin Delahunty, Stephen Brandes, Anna Konik, Niall Sweeney - Pony Ltd, Gema Tipton, Dawn Williams, Something & Son, Woodrow Kernohan, Fergal Gaynor, Sam Keogh, Lisa LeFeuvre, John Gerrard amongst others.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

MA:AP welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds. Those holding a Level 8 Honours Bachelor Degree in Fine Art or an associated discipline, with a minimum of an Honours 2.2 (or equivalent) are eligible to apply for the programme. Graduates from other subject areas are invited to apply provided they meet the entry requirements.

Applicants who hold a Level 8 award at pass level or a Level 7 award (or equivalent) may be considered on the basis of significant relevant experience.

In certain circumstances mature applicants with professional experience will be considered for eligibility through recognition of prior and experiential learning, policies for which are well established in CIT (www.


Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, late January to early December).

Part-Time: 2 Years.



No. of semesters: 3

No. of weeks per semester: 13

No. of timetable hours per week: circa 10

Primarily 2 days a week, and introductory workshops in Semester 1 are delivered over the first few weeks.

Number of credits

M.A.: 90 ECTS

Further enquiries


Lucy Dawe-Lane

Department of Fine Art & Applied Art


T: +353 (0)21 433 5200

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.

Semester 1

MA: Research Practices

MA: Fine Art Studio (15 ECTS)

MA: Institutions and Practices

MA: Situations

Semester 2

MA: Fine Art Placing Practice

MA: Fine Art Studio (15 ECTS)

MA: Contextual Research (10 ECTS)

Semester 3

MA: Studio - Presentation (20 ECTS)

MA: Fine Art - Productions

MA: Interactions


Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, 46 Grand Parade, Cork City.

Application date

EU Applicants: Apply online at

Closing date: see below

Non-EU Applicants:

Application closing date: 31st May

How to Apply

Online Application opens in May for course commencing the following January. The MA in Art & Process operates a rolling closing date, the 31st October is the regular closing date after which offers are made to successful applicants. Late applications will continue to be accepted up until 30th December for course commencing in late January.

Course fee

EU Applicants: €4,500

Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

Enrolment and start dates

Contact the college for the next start date.

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