MA in Art and Process

Duration: 12 month taught Masters in Fine Art that is delivered full-time over 3 semesters, from January to December, and part-time over 2 calendar years 

Further Information:

Course Fee: EU Applicants: €4,500, Non EU Applicants - please click here for course fee information. 

MA in Art & Process is committed to ensuring the cost of tuition does not discourage applications, announcing a tuition fees scholarship for 2024. Scroll on link for further information. 

MA in Art & Process applicants eligible for Ireland’s SUSI grant support apply directly to SUSI.

What is the course about?

The MA in Art & Process (MA:AP) is a 12 month taught Masters in Fine Art that is delivered full-time over 3 semesters, from January to December, and part-time over 2 calendar years.  The concept of process is understood in a variety of ways: as material exploration and the engagement with medium and technique; as theoretical investigation and systems of enquiry without resolved or object-based endpoints; as innovative models of art distribution, including the possibilities of working outside traditional sites of art production and reception. Process also refers to the progression each student achieves over the course of the MA, which involves the observation, critique, deconstruction, documentation and rebuilding of individual practice.  This programme is delivered in our Grand Parade campus.

Why do this course?

  • MA:AP is an intensive and stimulating taught masters course. 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.

  • Trimester 1 CRITIQUE: The spring trimester 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.
  • Trimester 2 RESEARCH: The summer trimester is defined by independent research. Having rehearsed research methodologies, this is a period to reflect on and consolidate practice.
  • Trimester 3 PRESENTATION: The autumn/winter trimester 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.


Course Enquiries:
Dr. Lucy Dawe Lane
+353 21 433 5222

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