The Lab is home to The Masters in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC)
The Masters in Art & Research Collaboration (ARC) is a full time, taught masters programme based at the LAB, co-directed by Maeve Connolly and Sinead Hogan, and offered by the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT).
ARC students participate in a practice-based programme of workshops, seminars and critiques, completed over two years, with opportunities to develop public-oriented research collaborations in dialogue with Dublin City Council’s Arts Office, led by the LAB, the Irish Film Institute and the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
ARC supports expansive, experimental, imaginative and interdisciplinary enquiry into art practice and related areas, such as design, architecture, media production, film, philosophy, psychology, education, engineering, literature, archaeology, history, geography and publishing. The programme is open to artists, critics, curators and those engaging with art thinking and art practices via other roles, and it builds upon the successful collaboration established between the LAB and IADT’s MA in Visual Arts Practices (2004-2014).
ARC students are immersed in the dynamic context of Dublin’s art and research culture and also have full access to the art production facilities on the main IADT Dun Laoghaire campus. In year one, students explore the context and strategies relevant to their project area, working both individually and collaboratively to develop artworks, exhibitions, publications, performances and talks, with outcomes such as The Beholder’s Share, an exhibition and event programme presented at the Project Spaces, IMMA in 2015.
In year two, ARC students implement their own Major Project, engaging with questions developed in dialogue either with an ARC project partner such as Dublin City Arts Office, led by the LAB, IFI or IMMA, or with their own chosen collaborators (including individuals or organisations working in or beyond the art field).
For further information on the programme see the ARC website