Dates & Fees
September 6th – November 29th, 2023
Sunday, April 2nd, 2023
Fees and Payment
Tuition is €15,500. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance no later than Friday, April 15th, 2023. A deposit of €3100 is due upon confirmation of acceptance. The balance of the fee is due Friday, June 2nd, 2023. For registrations made after June 2nd, 2023, tuition is due in full at the time of registration.
The fee includes registration and tuition fees, accommodation, three nutritious meals per day, all art supplies, use of studio equipment, field trip transportation, room and entrance fees, transportation to and from Dublin airport, use of laundry facility, and bed linens.
We accept 12 students for FieldWorks. Late applications received after Sunday, April 2nd, 2023 may reserve a spot on the waiting list with a fully refundable €150 deposit.
The Barry O’Rourke Scholarships
Each semester, we award three scholarships to students to attend FieldWorks. These scholarships honor Barry O’Rourke, a much-loved member of our family, and acknowledge how Barry lived his life, full of curiosity, compassion, and kindness.
Cow House Studios supports one portfolio scholarship, and there are two need-based scholarships. All scholarship applicants must submit a portfolio that demonstrates an advanced practice. We assess student portfolios by determining how the realization of completed artworks reflects a young artist’s curiosities, concerns, experience, and research. Applications for all scholarships are due by Sunday, April 2nd, 2023. Applicants will receive notification of acceptance no later than Friday, April 14th, 2023. Please read more about each opportunity below and note the following awards do not include airfare.
The deadline for all scholarship applications is Sunday, April 2nd, 2023. All applicants will be interviewed, and successful applicants will be notified by Friday, April 14th, 2023.
1: Portfolio Scholarship: We award this scholarship to one individual based on the strength of the applicant’s portfolio and their artist’s statement. This scholarship equals 25% off our gap semester fees (€3,875). The payment due is €11,625. Download the portfolio scholarship application form here.
Need-based Aid: The following two opportunities are need-based. We determine our need-based aid using a formula based on the expectation of what a family can reasonably contribute to their child’s education. We consider a family’s income, assets, place of residence, and dependents within the household. Along with our application and portfolio requirements, parents will need to submit their most recent tax returns to determine eligibility.
2: Need-based Award: We award this scholarship to one individual based on the applicant’s financial need, the strength of their portfolio, and their artist’s statement. This scholarship equals 75% off our gap semester fees (€11,625). The payment due is €3,875. Download the need-based award application form here.
3: Inclusion Award: This opportunity is open to individuals from historically underrepresented groups both here in Ireland and abroad. We award this scholarship to one individual based on the applicant’s financial need, the strength of their portfolio, and their artist’s statement. The value of this award equals our entire gap semester fees. No payment is due to Cow House Studios. Download the inclusion award application form here.
All payments must be made in euros. Payment can be made by wire transfer, Visa, or MasterCard. Once we have received the acceptance letter from the successful applicant, the person responsible for payment will receive an email with detailed instructions.
FieldWorks is for students aged 18 to 22 years.
A full refund will be given if a request is received in writing at Cow House Studios by May 1st, 2023. Requests received by June 2nd, 2023, will be given a full refund minus an administrative fee of €3100. No refunds are given for cancellations received after June 2nd, 2023. Once the program has started, no refunds are granted for early voluntary withdrawal, absences, or behavioral dismissals (decisions that are at the sole discretion of Cow House Studios). In the event that a class is canceled by Cow House Studios for whatever reason, all fees will be refunded.
Medical insurance is not included in the program fee. All participants must have medical insurance prior to their arrival in Ireland. Participants should check with their insurance provider to confirm that they will be covered during international travel.
Travel to and from Ireland
Airfare is not included in the fee. Participants must arrive at Dublin airport between 8 am and 1 pm on the first morning of the program, where they will be met and escorted by a Cow House Studios representative. Departing flights should be scheduled between 10 am and 2 pm on the last day of the program. Participants must be in possession of a valid passport and return ticket. Your passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from your arrival date in Ireland.