Indigenous Arts Exploration at NUI Galway

This module (ten-week duration) offers participants the opportunity to explore the evolution of the indigenous art forms of Ireland, through the media of music, film, drama, song, oral presentations and performances.

A core element of the module is its emphasis on the Irish language and its links to traditional art forms, culture, and identity.‌ Class contact time consists of lectures, workshops, performances, audio-visual presentations, and discussion of selected readings. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage with the practices of traditional song and dance during workshops.

The traditional art forms that may feature in this course are:

  • The performance arts of music, dance, song, drama;
  • Written art forms – Irish language poetry, prose [in translation];
  • Film – exemplars of Ireland’s indigenous arts in audio and visual media.

This module is available to Visiting/Study Abroad Students (course code OA) only. You cannot pre-register for this module. Students are awarded a place in the module based on a personal statement, which is submitted after their arrival at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Class times are Thursdays, 11am-1pm each week for c. 10 weeks. There will be one day-long field trip (c. 9am-4pm) each semester.

Please verify if this module is approved by your home institution before applying. To find out more about the typical module content, you may view a sample copy of the syllabus here

Upon arriving at NUI Galway, please complete this form - NG160 Indigenous Arts Exploration - Application Form, print, sign, and deliver in hard-copy only to the International Affairs Office, 7 Distillery Road, NUI Galway. Please submit this form on/before Monday, 10 September 2018 at 4pm. Applications via email will not be accepted. Successful applicants will be informed of their acceptance into the module by the end of Week 1 of the semester.