Learn about site-specific art in Ireland from visiting artists and by viewing local exhibits
Enjoy 24-hour access to personal studio space and a darkroom
Spend three nights visiting the Aran Islands
Soak in the beauty of the 16th century castle on the grounds of which the host institution, the Burren College of Art, is located
Interdisciplinary Art in Ireland provides students a unique format for intensive investigation of site-specific art. Participants are encouraged to develop new methods of art making while exploring and interpreting the relationship between place and the creative process. Artists working in all expressive media are encouraged to reexamine the tools, concepts, and goals of their creative practice. Experimentation is encouraged as students work at the varied sites, reflecting on culture, landscape, human presence, and social structure of the region. The practice of documentation of artwork in the form of drawings, reflective writing, photography, and video is an essential element of the course. The investigative and intensive four-week experience in the Irish Landscape will fuel participants' work for years to come.
The Burren College of Art, set in the grounds of a 16th century castle in the stunning Burren landscape on Ireland's Atlantic coast, offers you a unique opportunity for your creative development. The BCA is a modern facility nestled along the rugged west coast of Ireland. The area is rich in ancient monuments including megalithic tombs, prehistoric burial mounds, Bronze and Iron Age forts, churches, graveyards, and medieval castles.
Statement of Purpose
Submission of personal work
Phone or in-person interview
Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, ground transportation, and international health and evacuation insurance
Not Included: round trip airfare, meals, personal expenses, and visa fees if applicable
Rian Kerrane is the CU Denver faculty leader for this program. She is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at CU Denver, the head of the Sculpture program, and an Irish native. Contact Rian at email@example.com.
Melissa Borman is the co-faculty for the program. She is the head of Photography at Century College in Minnesota. Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that for summer terms, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) to be eligible for financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.
CU Denver Global Study Scholarship
CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.
Additional Scholarship Information
We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: studyabroad.com goabroad.com iiepassport.org