Study art on the grounds of a 16th century castle in rural Ireland

If you are a budding artist with a yearning for inspirational, creative and supportive collaboration to enhance your work, look no further than the highly respected Burren College of Art in the West of Ireland. With fewer than 55 students – all practicing artists – study abroad at Burren College of Art offers an intensive and highly individualized experience. Liberation from rigid programming and opportunity for intense focus has helped the many artists who have studied at the college to find their artistic voice.

Course offerings include a variety of studio art classes such as painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture amid the magnificent landscape of the Burren, an area that has long been an inspiration for artists of all genres because of its ethereal and intriguing beauty.

  • In addition to traditional art courses, the College offers Insight on Site, a special program that encourages integration of various creative pursuits to broaden and advance artistic perception and methods. You’ll also be able to choose courses in Irish history and art history.

  • Optional trips to galleries and museums in Dublin, London, Berlin and Paris put your experience into the broader context of the art world and its global influences.

  • You’ll have your own dedicated studio spaces to which you have access 24/7.

  • Become part of the close-knit village community of Ballyvaughan, with its quaint shops, musical pubs, dramatic scenery and friendly locals.

Do all you can. Once you leave Ireland you'll want to say you did everything you possibly could. ”

Jennifer Reese

Kenyon College Student, Burren College of Art

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2014 1/1/2014 4/19/2014 15 $19,100 10/15/2013 More Info
Fall 2014 8/26/2014 12/13/2014 15 $20,140 4/20/2014 More Info
Academic Year 2014 8/26/2014 4/25/2015 30 $34,630 4/20/2014 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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Program Details

Country

Ireland

Language of Instruction

English

Location Type

Rural

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