Post Baccalaureate

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Holly Draper, Drain Stop, 2015

Post Baccalaureate

The Higher Diploma in Fine Art is the equivalent to the Post Baccalaureate in the United States, and is known informally as the 'Post Bac'.  This one-year course assists you to find your voice as an artist and prepares you for application to and potential enrollment in an MA / MFA programme.  The Post Bac is also applicable for students who have a degree in a subject other than fine art and who wish to transfer onto a fine art educational track by progressing to an MA / MFA programme.

As a student who is in the process of finding your artistic identity, the Post Bac facilitates the development of your voice and studio practice through individually negotiated independent study.  As a Post Bac student you will produce a final exhibition, the quality of which will demonstrate your understanding of fine art practice at the graduate level.  You will develop and deepen your understanding of the critical discourse informing contemporary art and be prepared for the next stage of your artistic development.