The content of the Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) programme is very directly determined by each student’s project area, developed through ongoing experimentation and exchange, through small group tutorials, critiques, lectures and presentations. Teaching sessions take place at the LAB, on the main campus at IADT, and also in the studio facilities at IMMA.
Students complete 60 ECTS credits in year one (Thursdays, 10am-5pm, October-May) and 30 ECTS credits in year two (Fridays, 10am-1pm, October-January).
Indicative Module Titles and Content:
Art Research Methods (10 Credits)
Introduction to critical, theoretical and ethical frameworks for art research, explored through case studies.
Professional Development (10 Credits)
Practical skills in art research project development, management and documentation, networking, budgeting, fundraising and promotion.
Project Plan (10 Credits)
Weekly tutorials focused on planning and resourcing of each student’s self-directed art research project, with guidance on project objectives and strategies
External Collaboration (10 Credits)
Practical research developed in dialogue with the work of an external organisation, potentially supported by ERASMUS internship.
Production (20 Credits)
Implementation of project plan, supported by weekly tutorials, with input from visiting artist, curators, writers, academic specialists.
Major Project (30 Credits)
Completion and presentation of self-directed Major Project.