About the Burren College of Art
The Burren College of Art (BCA) is situated on the grounds of a 16th Century castle on the west coast of Ireland. It was established in 1993 and is an internationally known institution of art accredited by the National University of Ireland Galway. Each semester students have access to various resident artists.
The Burren College of Art is located just a few miles from Ballyvaughan, a small harbor village located on the shore of Galway Bay in county Clare. Though small (224 residents), this lively village has restaurants, shops, and a thriving community. Students have the opportunity to engage with the community through local societies, ceili dancing, music sessions, as well as providing classes to area school children. Galway is the closest city, about 40 minutes by bus.
Fall Semester: Late September to mid-December.
Spring Semester Early January to late May.
Courses & Credit:
Students enroll in 5 courses to earn 4.0 Wheaton credits.
Students must submit a portfolio consisting of slides (6-10 of recent work) to be evaluated by Burren College of Art faculty and staff.
Housing & Board:
Students live in Burren College of Art managed cottages located close to the campus. Students prepare their own meals and are provided with fully equipped kitchen facilities.
Wheaton Tuition and Housing
- Expenses covered include tuition, housing in double rooms, one round-trip airfare from New York or Boston to Ireland.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, meals and a refundable housing deposit, travel to connect to overseas flights, CISI Supplemental Health and Accident Insurance and personal expenses. Students cover the expense of optional field trips.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322