Application Process

Step 1 – Online Form

Please submit electronic copies of your application and portfolio in ONE email under the size of 10 MB to You will be contacted by a Cow House Studios representative to confirm receipt of your application and to schedule an interview within five working days.

The early admission deadline is Sunday, April 2nd, 2023. Our deadline for standard enrollment is Sunday, May 7th, 2023.

  1. Your completed online application form.
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  2. A portfolio (only one pdf file). You may submit between 10 and 20 images of your artwork. Works can be in any medium, for example, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, installation, etc. The images should include captions or short descriptions, including when the work was made, the medium, and a sentence or two about your concepts for the artwork.

  3. Letter of recommendation from a current or former teacher or professor. This letter must be sent directly to by your specified referee at the time of your application.

Step 2 – Interview

Cow House Co-Director Rosie O’Gorman will schedule a time to speak on Zoom. This interview ensures that our program is the right fit and presents an opportunity for you to ask Rosie any questions you might have about the program.

Step 3 – Deposit

Applications received before Sunday, April 2nd, 2023, are assessed on a rolling basis. Those who apply between April 3rd, 2023, and May 7th, 2023, will receive notification of acceptance no later than Friday, May 19th, 2023. A deposit of €3100 is due upon confirmation of acceptance.

Step 4 – Remaining Fees

The balance of the fee is due Friday, June 30th, 2023. For registrations made after June 30th, 2023, tuition is due in full at the time of registration.

Step 5 – Paperwork

Complete and return by July 1st, 2023:
Medical Form
Travel Information
Student Questionnaire
The forms can be scanned and emailed to Please be sure to complete all sections of the forms.

Step 6 – Getting Ready

When you are ready to pack for your trip to Ireland, please be sure to read through our suggestions about what and what not to bring.

What To Bring (PDF 1MB)

To understand the diversity of programming at our studios, please check out our summer art program, and artist residencies.