Arcadia: Burren College of Art

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Academic Program

Students have personal studio space and one-on-one guidance from faculty and visiting artists. Students take one non-studio arts course (e.g., Irish Studies)

  • Fields of study: Painting, drawing, photography & sculpture
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; a portfolio is required as part of the application

Living Arrangements

Students share cottages with other program participants and prepare their own meals with a stipend provided by Scripps. There is the opportunity for an optional week-long homestay with an Irish family

Term Dates

  • Fall: Late August to mid December
  • Spring: Early January to late April


  • Advising Tips: Most Arcadia programs require a faculty reference but not all, depending on the university partner. Contact a program adviser for specific program requirements. A second reference letter may be required in the case of borderline GPAs (varies by program).
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Ireland and The United States.
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