Limerick School of Art and Design, Limerick Institute of Technology
Early in 2020 as joint programme leaders, Sean Taylor and I decided to move MA SPACE online. The Masters programme was in its 10th year, an interesting moment. In early spring we were forced to find ways to deliver the programme and maintain our learning community online due to a COVID 19 lockdown here in Ireland.
The experience led us both to believe that an online version of the programme is viable and in fact a positive move, particularly to reach people who might not otherwise be able to consider further study. Access is a huge issue for many would-be postgraduate students.
We’re delighted to welcome our new online cohort to the MA SPACE community and start the process of developing a tight knit peer group. So far so good.