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Art & Process - Taught

Overview
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, 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 (www.cit.ie/repl)

Duration

Full-Time: 1 Year (3 Semesters, late January to early December).
Part-Time: 2 Years.

Delivery
Full-time
Duration: Three semesters, starting in late January.
No. of semesters: 3
No. of weeks per semester: 13
No. of timetable hour’s week: approx. 10
Which days: Primarily Monday & Tuesday, and introductory workshops in Semester 1 are delivered over the first few weeks throughout the week.

Number of credits

90 ECTS

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

Comment

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

Application date

EU Applicant: Closing date: June 30th 2018.
International Applicant: May 31st 2018.

Course fee

EU Applicants: €4,500
Non-EU Applicants: €12,000

For information on visa requirements, please visit www.cit.ie/international

Students should note that Fees quoted relate to 2018 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

The annual fee for EU Postgraduate Research students commencing in 2018/2019 is €5,500.

• The Fees are charged annually over 2 years for a Masters and 3 years for a PhD Full-time.

• Students who require additional time to complete their studies will be charged €750 per annum.

International Tuition Fees/Scholarships
The current annual tuition fee in CIT is €12,000 for all levels of study. There are a limited number of scholarships of 25% available. Students will be evaluated for scholarship eligibility based on the documents submitted as part of their application.

Students should note that the Fees quoted relate to the academic year 2018-2019 only and are subject to change on an annual basis.

Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only. Registration fees for professional bodies etc. are payable separately to these institutions.

Full-time (On Campus) EU Postgraduate Students will also be liable for the €7 USI Levy.

For further information on the USI levy please go to: http://www.citsu.ie/_7-levy

Students will be notified of their fees by email to their CIT email account and in all cases, course fees must be paid before attending lectures.

Students can check their account balance and pay their fees online at www.cit.ie/pay

Failure to pay fees on time will result in a late payment fee of 10% being applied and students will no longer have access to IT Facilities.

• Where course fees are being funded by an employer, you are asked to seek payment or reimbursement from your employer. Where an employer requires an invoice in their Company name the employer must e-mail fees@cit.ie with the relevant details and the amount of Fees they will be funding.

• For Semesterised courses, students pay for the relevant modules at the beginning of each semester. Payment of fees by laser, debit or credit card can be made online at www.cit.ie/pay or by phoning +353 21 433 5440.

Students should familiarise themselves with the relevant section of the Student Regulations.

Please note that the Fees Office will use your CIT email account for important communications.

Withdrawing from a course
Students who wish to withdrawn from a course must notify the admissions office and complete a withdrawal form. Where Students fail to inform admissions of their withdrawal they will remain liable for any unpaid fees on their accounts. E-mail admissions@cit.ie

Refund Policy
All courses at CIT will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a course cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

• A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.

• A full refund will be given to students who withdraw before 5th September.

• Where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer they have 14 days in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the course has not commenced.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for short courses, if requested up to one week after course commencement. No refunds will be given thereafter. A short Course is less than 12 weeks duration.

• A full refund (less 15% administration fee) will be given to applicants for semesterised and full year courses if requested up to one month after the commencement of Semester 1 and before the end of February for Semester 2. No refunds will be given thereafter.

• All applications for refunds must be made on the appropriate Refund Form which can be requested from the CIT Fees Office (email fees@cit.ie).

NB: Students are reminded to ensure that they have clearly understood all the terms of their enrolment with CIT, in particular clauses concerning refunds, deferments, waivers, course transfers, and visa applications (when applicable).

Enrolment and start dates

Application
EU Applicants: Apply online at http://www.cit.ie/course/CRAARTP9

Online Application will open in May for course commencing in January 2019. Deadline for application: 31 October for following January.

MA in Art & Process operates a rolling closing date, the date published above is the regular closing date after which offers are made to successful applicants. Late applications will continue to be accepted up until December 30th for course commencing in late January 2019 however, if you wish to be considered for Scholarship, application must be received by 1st December.

All applicants will be invited to interview. Applicants will be required to pay an acceptance fee of €450 online if a place on the course is offered. This fee is deductible from the overall course fee.

International Student
To apply, please email the following documents to international@cit.ie:

Completed application form available from: http://international.cit.ie/how-to-apply

Plus:
1. Birth Certificate OR Photo Page of Passport – Photocopy of either document

2. School Leaving Examination Certificate OR High School Transcript. Include forecast results if final results are not available. (Bachelor Degree Applicants only)

3. Third Level Academic Transcript and Proof of Final Degree (required for transfer and postgraduate applicants)

4. 2 Academic Reference Letters

5. English Language Proficiency score for applicants whose first language is not English. i.e. IELTS Certificate, Minimum accepted score = 6.0 or equivalent (Note: Some courses may require a higher minimum IELTS score.)

6. 1 Passport Sized Photograph

7. Official Translation to English of all documentation which is not in English.

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