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  • Locations: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: House
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Fine Arts, Humanities
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:
NEW in Summer 2019: Students can choose to do a Painting and Drawing concentration OR a Photography concentration on this program.
Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Summer Ireland
Photography, Painting, and Drawing in County Clare

Burren - Photographer on Rock

The Burren College of Art (BCA), located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast, serves as the base for this six-credit photography, painting, and drawing program. While there, students explore a land of jaw dropping beauty and history: with rocks and seas, ancient forts and megalithic tombs, rare flowers and marine life. Students will stay in a cozy Irish apartment in the village of Ballyvaughn, where evenings are filled with music, poetry and storytelling. They will photograph, paint, or draw abandoned ruins in the countryside, tramp along windswept lanes on a Gaelic speaking island with its famous shipwreck, meet renowned Irish artists, and experience the delights of Galway and Dublin.

Info Session
Monday, February 18
Mattin 204, Digital Photo Lab (Ross Jones Bldg)


Burren College of Art, northwest coast of County Clare in Ireland

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Areas of Study

  • Photography
  • Painting and Drawing
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Friday, May 24 (depart U.S.) to Saturday, June 22, 2019

Deadline: March 1

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EligibilityBurren - Aran Island Shipwreck

  • Open to all majors
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Courses and Credits

Students can choose between a Photography and Painting & Drawing Concentration and will earn a total of 6 graded Humanities credits for the two courses

Photography Concentration
AS.371.306.30 Digital Photography: Photographing the Burren (3 H credits)Burren - Cow Photographers
AS.371.301.30 Landscapes: Burren (3 H credits)

Fundamentals of the Digital SLR, Photoshop and printing are covered and lectures on the documentary and fine art traditions in photography inspire student projects. Students work one-on-one with their instructors to develop a photographic series that will be shown in a final exhibition at the BCA. Each student will be given a Nikon Digital DSLR camera to use while in Ireland and throughout the summer. Students should bring a laptop computer. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

Painting and Drawing Concentration
6 H credits. Course numbers TBD

Students will work with water-based mediums such as watercolor and ink along with drawing to interpret the charming villages, countryside, seacoast, poets and pubs of Ireland. Through projects grounded in observation, students will advance their technical skills while developing their own individual expression and point of view. Students of all majors and levels are welcome.

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CostBurren - Erratic Behavior

The program cost for 2019 is $6,700. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes housing, excursions, some meals, transportation within Ireland, Nikon Digital DSLR camera for use in Ireland (Photography Concentration), and international health insurance

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Students will stay in a cozy Irish cottage in the village of Ballyvaughn. Students will share bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens. Internet access, bedding, kitchen supplies, and laundry facilities will be provided in the apartments.
Burren - Inisheer 2017
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Application Process

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More Information

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Burren Final Schedule 2019.pdf

This program is currently not accepting applications.