MA in Arts and Engagement

Duration: Part time over two years (1 day a week + 2-day block monthly for elective module)

Course Fee: EU Applicants: €6,000

Online application is now open for course commencing in September.

What is the course about?

This Masters prepares graduates to develop a professional practice in arts rich engagement with individual, group, and broader societal contexts. Participants on this Masters programme will develop an understanding of the role of the arts within learning, changemaking and the development of culture.  Watch this informative YouTube video for more detail.


What will you be doing?

The applied nature of the course enriches the graduate with practical tools and skills while adapting methodologies to diverse settings. Through research, reflection, group and practical work, participants will explore different ways of learning, investigating the transformational power of the arts in personal and societal regulation through a broad scope of contemporary methodologies. Through the study and application of research methods in the Arts, the graduate will have the ability to conduct informed independent research and will gain skills for the analysis and presentation of data appropriate for their field of work. 

Why do this course?

  • Enrich your current arts or socially engaged practice. 
  • Become equipped with a skillset comprised of practical, theoretical, organisational and facilitation expertise. 
  • Develop research, analysis, evaluation and reflective practices that lead to an effective and ethical professionalism. 
  • Explore approaches to learning and the transformational power of the arts in diverse social settings 
  • Form meaningful engagement with societal and global issues, and transformative education 
  • Learn how to activate different modes of communication, promote learning through experiential and reflective practice and engage with different perspectives and diverse intelligences 

Career Opportunities

Arts in Social Care • Arts in Education • Arts programming Production Management • Arts programme Developer • Arts in Health programmes • Outreach Education programmes • Artist Engaged in Community Issues • Professional Artist • Gallery/Museum Education • Youth work • Community Education • Second Chance Learning • Community Development Officer • Arts in Health Practitioner


Course Enquiries:
Avril O'Brien

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