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  • Locations: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IFSA-Butler 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Winter-Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program OverviewIFSA Burren Ireland

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. Ballyvaughan is a small but lively village with a very traditional feel. You'll find quaint shops, pubs, and excellent traditional Irish music. Set near the water on the exposed side of Galway Bay, Ballyvaughan is buffeted by strong winds and constantly changing weather. Rainbows are common all along the coastline. 

About the Burren College of Art

  • 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 
FACT SHEET
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Program Provider IFSA-Butler 
Program Dates Current IFSA-Butler Calendar

Note:
Fall Semester with IFSA-Butler = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with IFSA-Butler = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Art
  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Photography
Students 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, or Creative Writing)
Credits Students enroll in 18 - 24 quarter credits per semester
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  English
Housing Apartment
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.0

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Program Fee Click here to view the IFSA-Butler Program Fee**

**PSU students receive an automatic $2,000 Discount!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 
Scholarships **PSU students receive an automatic $2,000 Discount! No application needed.