Studio research provides for the development of artistic practice alongside students of the MFA / MA in Studio Art. These modules provide for studio-based experimentation and innovation leading to the production of a substantial body of work.
Studio methodologies are a series of taught studio courses examining the methodology of Art & Ecology with reference to historical examples.
Theory and Art & Ecology consists of seminars contextualising the theoretical framework of Art & Ecology. In addition, Environmental Studies draws on expertise from within the College of Science at NUI Galway in engaging with scientific approaches to ecology, with the first module led by an environmental scientist. In the second, lectures and fieldtrips provide first-hand experience of the Burren as a microcosm of environmental and ecological issues. The third, a distance-learning module, examines the social and political context of global environmental issues.
MFA / MA Art & Ecology
- Year 1, Semester 1
Studio Research 1 : Creative Strategies, 10 ECTS
Theory and Art & Ecology 1 : Land-based Art, 5 ECTS
Studio Methodologies 1 : Materiality and the Land, 10 ECTS
Environmental Studies 1 : Ecosystem Science, 5 ECTS
- Year 1, Semester 2
Studio Research 2 : Refinement and Coherence of Enquiry and Practice, 10 ECTS
Theory and Art & Ecology 2 : Socially Engaged Practice, 5 ECTS
Studio Methodologies 2 : Relating Art & Ecology - Individual Responses to Issues in the Burren, 10 ECTS
Environmental Studies 2 : Ecology in the Burren, 5 ECTS
Year 1, Semester 3, Summer Term, For MA in Art & Ecology only
Studio Research Project : The MA Exhibition, 30 ECTS
A studio-based, independent studies module for students seeking to graduate with the award of MA in Art & Ecology. Students develop a body of work for exhibition supported by a written Artist's Statement.
TOTAL FOR MA IN STUDIO ART : 90 ECTS
Year 2, Semester 3
Studio Research 3 : Preparing an Exhibition, 5 ECTS
Theory and Art & Ecology 3 : Essay, 5 ECTS
Studio Methodologies 3 : Collaborative Project, 10 ECTS
Environmental Studies 3 : The Global Conversation, 5 ECTS
Professional Studies, 5 ECTS
Year 2, Semester 4
Studio Research 4 : The MFA Exhibition, 15 ECTS
Studio Methodologies 4 : Collaborative Project 2, 15 ECTS
TOTAL FOR MFA IN ART & ECOLOGY : 120