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Burren College of Art in Ireland
Studying abroad helps you develop new perspectives on who you are as an artist, and to see your art and yourself through new eyes. Burren College of Art offers a transformative experience for the emerging artist, stripping away the noise, clutter and distraction of everyday urban life to allow for a greater exploration of creativity.
With a maximum college enrollment of 55 students, the intimate community of undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, artists-in-residents and visiting artists creates an exciting platform for discussion, artistic collaboration and cross-disciplinary exchanges.
Students are assigned their own studio space for the duration of their program, to which they have access 24/7. Courses are delivered both in-studio, on a tutorial basis or as group courses. Tutorial courses are taught through scheduled 1-to-1 contact in a students own studio, supplemented by regular scheduled group presentations, discussions and critiques. Group courses are taught as a unified class, with all students present with the tutor at the same time, along with individual advising sessions.
Students normally take 5 courses during the semester, each carrying 3 credits. There is a diverse array of courses from which to choose in the areas of Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, as well as adjunct courses such as Mixed Media, Art in Context and Live Art. Non-studio courses in Art History, Creative Writing and Irish Studies are also offered. Courses are available at Introductory, Intermediate, Advanced and Independent level.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required.
Students reside in dormitories with other international students.
The cost is estimated at $5195 and will cover two courses, medical insurance, trip to Cologne & Berlin, room and board, public transportation in Münster. The fee does not include airfare, textbooks, and personal expenditures. Final cost will be depend on the number of students. The estimated cost is based upon a minimum number of 15 students.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
- Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
- Additional information about the Burren College of Art can be found at their webpage.
- Questions about the study abroad process for this program? Contact Dr. Emily Kane.