The Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) programme is a full time practice-based taught Masters delivered over two years, from September to May, in Dublin city centre. The ARC programme is offered by the Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) and it incorporates project partnerships with Dublin City Council Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute (IFI) and the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). ARC also regularly devises events and projects in collaboration with other organisations, such as The Dock, Highlanes Gallery, Pallas Projects, PLASTIK Festival and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.
Modules are taught primarily off-campus on Thursdays and Fridays, at the LAB on Foley Street in Dublin 1 or at the IMMA studios in Kilmainham. All ARC students have full access to project-based studios, art production facilities and technical training workshops on the main IADT campus.
The ARC programme is open to artists, critics, curators and those engaging with art thinking and art practices via other roles. ARC supports expansive, experimental, imaginative and practical interdisciplinary enquiry into art and many related areas. Current students and graduates have developed projects engaging with archaeology, architecture, computing, craft, design, education, engineering, fashion, fiction, film, history, geography, geology, media, philosophy, psychology, publishing, science and theatre.