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 

EU applicants: apply online here

Non EU applicants: apply online here

MA in Art & Process operates a rolling application process. Late applications will continue to be accepted up until noon on 2nd January 2023 for course commencing 23rd January 2023. Eligible applicants will be invited to interview.   

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

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

Additional Course info here