Indigenous Arts Exploration at NUI Galway

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

A key element of the course is the emphasis on the Irish language and its links to traditional art forms, culture, and identity.‌ Classes consist 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 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. The class on 15 March 2018 will run from 12-2pm to facilitate a venue change.

To verify if this module is approved by your home institution and to find out more about this module, you may view a sample copy of the course syllabus

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 Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 4pm. Applications via email will not be accepted.