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 only available to Occasional Arts (Visiting) students with the course code OA. Enrolment on this module is capped, and places are awarded on the basis of a personal statement, which is submitted online 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 expression of interest form. 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 relevant semester.