MA SPaCE is a unique taught master’s programme in socially engaged art practice. This full-time programme combines face-to-face teaching at the Limerick School of Art & Design campus with online teaching and even the possibility to join through remote learning.
Social Practice is located in the overlap of art, society and politics. It incorporates art activism, critical art, socially engaged art, social practice art, activism, political art, participatory, dialogical or collaborative art. The Turner prize focus in 2021 on ‘collectives working closely and continuously with communities . . . to inspire social change through art’ shows how important this field of practice has become.
This MA is distinctive in that:
• It is focused on Social Practice
• It is delivered through theory and practice
• It is open to practitioners of art and design
• It is also open to experienced graduates outside the art and design fields.
The programme offers you a strong theoretical and critical grounding in the area of social practice, equips you with appropriate research skills, educates you in the roles you will play within communities/ situations/ spaces, and ultimately, offers you a deep level of authentic experience and situated learning through the delivery and documentation of your self-chosen social practice project. The programme is delivered by both LSAD staff and a varied range of visiting lecturer specialists through an exciting mix of active learning, field research and engagement in the wider world.
MA SPaCE is an international benchmark programme shortlisted in 2019 and in 2020 by GradIreland Higher Education Awards, as Postgraduate Course of the Year in the Arts Humanities & Social Sciences.
Information, including application forms, can be found at: https://lit.ie/en-ie/Courses/ma-space