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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.

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, 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 long-standing professional experience will be considered for eligibility through recognition of prior and experiential learning, policies for which are well established in CIT (


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

No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hours week: approx. 10 hours per week
Which days: Primarily Monday & Tuesday

Research period during summer semester, access to city centre studios.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Trish Brennan
Department of Fine Art & Applied Art
T: +353 21 433 5200

Subjects taught

All modules are worth 5 credits (ECTS) unless otherwise noted.
Semester 1
MA: Research Practices 501
MA: Fine Art Studio 501 (15 ECTS)
MA: Institutions and practices
MA: Situations 501

Semester 2
MA: Fine Art Placing Practice
MA: Fine Art Studio 502 (15 ECTS)
MA: Contextual Research 502 (10 ECTS)

Semester 3
MA: Fine Art Studio 503 (20 ECTS)
MA: Fine Art - Productions
MA: Interactions 503


Location: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford St., Cork City.

Application date

Closing date: 31st October 2017 Late applications are considered until 31st December, subject to availability.

Course fee

EU Applicants: €10,800
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

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