** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction:
Other, Student Responsibility
Areas of Study:
Art History, Celtic and Irish Study, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Literature, Studio Art
Eligible Class Status:
2-Sophmore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Study Abroad in IRELAND with IFSA
Burren College of Art
About the program
Find your inspiration on the beautiful west coast of Ireland! Hone your craft with a small cohort of devoted and practicing artists on the grounds of a restored 16th-century castle. With your own dedicated studio space and individualized tutorials, unlock your creativity and pursue your passion with undivided attention.
Located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare, The spectacular bare and stoney beauty of Burren has inspired poets and artists alike including poet, W.B. Yeats, painter,Sir Sidney Nolan, and artist, Seamus Heaney to name a few. The historic countryside includes megalithic tombs, prehistoric burial mounds, Bronze and Iron Age forts, ancient settlements, churches, monasteries, and medieval castles.
Live and learn in a beautiful retreat-like setting located in a UNESCO world heritage site (a restored 16th-century castle)
The international faculty offers one-on-one mentoring and develops close relationships with students
Take a balance of specialized studio art courses, interdisciplinary studio art courses, and liberal arts courses
Enjoy very large personal studio spaces
Studio programs meet the requirements of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
An independent studio option allows you to work on your own under the supervision of a faculty member
IFSA scholarships are primarily need-based and factor in any additional cost your study abroad program might have over home school tuition. The awards are $500 for summer programs, $1,500 for semester programs and $2,500 for full year programs. These scholarships may apply to any IFSA program, with the exception of our custom programs.