- Fall: April 1
- Spring: October 15
YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.
About Burren College of Art
Find your inspiration on the beautiful west coast of Ireland! Hone your craft with a small cohort of devoted and practicing artists on the grounds of a restored 16th-century castle. With your own dedicated studio space and individualized tutorials, unlock your creativity and pursue your passion with undivided attention.
Burren College of Art Benefits
- Live and learn in a beautiful retreat-like setting located in a UNESCO world heritage site (a restored 16th-century castle)
- The international faculty offers one-on-one mentoring and develops close relationships with students
- Take a balance of specialized studio art courses, interdisciplinary studio art courses, and liberal arts courses
- Enjoy very large personal studio spaces
- Studio programs meet the requirements of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
- An independent studio option allows you to work on your own under the supervision of a faculty member
What our students say
Letter to Self
Academics at Burren College of Art Partnership
You will select a combination of five courses from the following:
- One or two studio courses in a core discipline (drawing, painting, sculpture, photography)
- One or two interdisciplinary studio courses (such as Mixed Media, Art in Context, Art and Ecology, Performance and Time Arts)
- At least one liberal arts course (Irish Studies, Art History and Creative Writing).
1 module = 3 U.S. semester credit hours
Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.
Housing & Meals
The IFSA-Butler Team
IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.