Apply to ARC

The MA in Art & Research Collaboration is open to applicants from various disciplines.

Applicants to ARC should have an undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Applicants who hold an undergraduate degree in a non-art discipline are welcome to apply and encouraged to seek advice in relation to project proposals. Applicants without degree-level qualifications may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. For guidance on project proposals, and information on applying to ARC via the RPL process, please contact

Admission to the programme will be based on review of application materials and (in the case of eligible candidates) interview.

Application Deadline

Applications for ARC 2020-2021 have now closed.

The application deadline for next year’s ARC programme will be in May 2021 (date to be confirmed).
For further information please contact

Fees 2020-2021

EU Fee €6,000 total. €4,000 year 1 and €2,000 year 2

International [Non-EU] Fee: €16,000 (total full course).

For information on English language requirements, for international applicants, see:

Applicants from outside the EU, or those with residency/citizenship-related queries, should consult the IADT Admissions Office for advice: General information on higher education grants (for applicants based in the EU) is available from

Application Process and Materials:

Applicants must submit a completed IADT postgraduate application form (available on the IADT website here), two references, a CV, and copies of Birth Certificate, Transcripts of Results (and Certificates of English Language Competence, if relevant).

All applicants to ARC must also submit a Project Proposal.

The ARC Project Proposal should identify which format(s) you are most interested in exploring:

(a) A body of artworks you wish to make (in any medium) for exhibition

(b) Exhibition(s), event(s), screening(s) you wish to curate.

(c) Publication/written text(s), which could be experimental or academic in form.

Project Proposals should take the form of a PDF or Word document, ideally including the following elements:

  • Description of the concerns/ideas/materials/techniques you intend to explore in your project (approx 500 words)
  • An indication of the project format: artworks or curatorial project or text-based (or a combination of these)
  • References to research by others, either within and/or beyond the art field, which is relevant to your project (max 500 words).
  • If your project involves the making of artworks, you must also submit images of your previous work (5-10 artworks). Please caption your images with title, date and medium. You can also include links to documentation of video/audio/performance work (accessible on your website/vimeo/soundcloud/tumblr etc).
  • If you wish to develop a specifically text-based project, please include a sample of your previous writing (max 3000 words)

Please contact if you have any questions about developing a Project Proposal for ARC