Applying for post-graduate art Programmes

05 Dec 12

Amanda Ralph, Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices at IADT in Dublin, conducts a meet and greet session to discuss applications to postgraduate art Programmes. While there is specific information provided on the MAVIS programme, Amanda will also discuss her own experience of applying to and studying in the United States along with general advice regarding proposals for study at Masters level.

The session includes a presentation entitled “You don’t do art for no good reason. It costs so much” James Turrell, Sunday Independent, 1991, which focuses on one of the research themes that will be taken up during the 2013 MAVIS programme.

MA in Visual Arts Practices is a Masters of Arts programme, provided by the Institute of Art, Design & Technology It is based in the centre of Dublin, and encompasses pathways in art-making, criticism and curating. The programme runs February to December. From January 2012, this is a two-year programme which builds on the success of the original MAVIS course which began in 2004. In refining the best elements of the previous full and part-time modes into a two-year programme this single extended mode gives students the flexibility to access Dublin’s richly varied cultural opportunities and to build their practice within the networks and resources of the city, combining professional activity, studio practice or artworld employment and study, while maximising personal and professional development. For further information please visit

Amanda Ralph is an artist whose practice is based on ideas generated though consideration of material in the public realm. Amanda is Programme Director of the MA in Visual Arts Practices at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. She holds an M.Sc. from Trinity College Dublin, an MFA from the University of Arizona Tucson, and a BA(Hons) from the National College of Art and Design Dublin. Awards include Fulbright Scholarship, a one-year artist residency at the International Studio Programme at PS1 Museum of Modern Art, New York, a three-year artist residency at the Fire Station Artist’s Studios, Dublin and Arts Council of Ireland bursaries. Amanda has served on the board of the National Sculpture Factory Cork, the board of The Sculptor’s Society of Ireland and is currently a member of the International Association of Art Critics, Ireland and Advisory Board member of Askeaton Contemporary Arts.