Art + Research Collaboration at IADT

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The Art + Research Collaboration at IADT (ARC) programme is a practical taught Masters delivered over 18 months in Dublin city centre. The programme connects art with many other disciplines and was developed in consultation with Dublin City Arts Office, led by the LAB.

ARC is open to artists, critics, curators and those working with art in other roles. Current students and graduates have developed projects connecting art with archaeology, architecture, craft, design, education, engineering, fashion, film, history, geography, geology, philosophy, psychology, publishing, science and theatre. Modules are taught off-campus on Thursdays and Fridays, either at the LAB on Foley Street in Dublin city centre or at IMMA studios in Kilmainham.

ARC is a practical programme and all students have full access to art production facilities, project-based studios and technical training workshops on the main IADT campus. Students are supported to access public liability insurance and funding from a range of public and private sources. The programme culminates in a curated group exhibition at the LAB Gallery.

Each week, students present their practical project work to ARC lecturers.

ARC students can also get hands-on experience of exhibition-making by assisting on the production of IADT BA Art student shows at Pallas Projects. ARC students can also realise publication projects, via ARC Public Press, or develop PhD research proposals.

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Art + Research Collaboration at IADT

What will I be doing?           

In term one of year one (October – January), students participate in weekly tutorials and critiques focused on their practical projects. They also attend ARC-specific lectures and prepare applications for funding opportunities. In term two, they devise a collaboration with an external organisation. Recent examples include ROSC: Fiction of the Contemporary (IMMA), The Turf Depot (Oonagh Young Gallery) and Talking About Talking (Temple Bar Gallery + Studios). They are also encouraged to present their projects publicly, in contexts that have included The Darkroom, Science Gallery Dublin, RUA RED, The Dock and The Curragh. In January of year two, all students complete an individual Major Project in their chosen form, participating in a curated group exhibition at the LAB Gallery.

IADT Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design & Technology offer postgraduate courses across a wide range of media and arts programmes.

If you are seeking a postgraduate course in the south Dublin, IADT might be right up your alley. The college delivers level 9 courses in media, arts and IT. Click here and browse through their courses and compare.

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