Program Overview

In this summer program, you will be immersed in cinema studies in Ireland. You will get to work both critically and creatively, taking courses on contemporary Irish cinema and digital filmmaking, as well as attending Ireland’s largest film festival held every year in Galway, the Film Fleadh. Weekly excursions and local outings in and around Dublin and the Irish countryside allow you to learn on location about the country’s rich film history and explore the sites where important historical events, and films about those events, took place.
 
You will attend courses at the Institute Of Art Design and Technology (IADT) in Dún Laoghaire, a community on the outskirts of Dublin, and live with Irish families in homestays. The program fee includes excursions, the film festival, many other group cultural and social activities, full on-site support, and a program orientation.
 
Scholarship funds are available for students accepted to this program. If interested, please refer to the Dublin Scholarship Essay in the program application or contact your study abroad advisor. Scholarship funds are available for students accepted to this program. If interested, please refer to the Dublin Scholarship Essay in the program application or contact your study abroad advisor. Scholarship essays are due by February 15, 2020.

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Academic Details

You will enroll in two, four-credit classes during the program. These courses will combine classroom learning with experiential excursions that provide access to important locations and individuals within the cinema industry and communities of Ireland. All student will take Ireland Onscreen taught by University of Oregon Cinema Studies Instructor André Sirois. In addition, you will take one additional course, either Digital Dublin: Filmmaking in Ireland or Screenwriting in Ireland, both taught by Irish instructors with experience in their fields. 
    
The courses will consist of weekday class meetings (Monday-Thursday), screenings, guest lectures, field activities including location shooting, excursions to relevant film and historical sites, and a long weekend group trip to the Galway Film Fleadh (Festival).

For Non-UO students, actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your home university in consultation with your home study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information. 

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Faculty and Staff

André Sirois is a Career Instructor in the Department of Cinema Studies at the University of Oregon (he also teaches annual courses in the School of Music and Dance). This will be his third time leading the program in Dublin, and has developed a profound appreciation for Irish culture, history and cinema, and hopes that will rub off on the students. With a background as a hip hop DJ and beatmaker, he always brings a little portable studio so he can busk on Grafton Street from time to time.

Housing Description

You will be placed (usually with another student or more) as a "paying guest" with a family in Dún Laoghaire or surrounding Dublin County, and commute to IADT each day by local transportation. Breakfasts and dinners are offered by the family, but lunches are usually not provided. Dún Laoghaire offers a variety of nice cafés, pubs and eateries.

Host families are very carefully screened and provide good, affordable accommodation offering you the opportunity to develop your independence and social skills by participating in family, community, cultural and recreational activities. Many cherish the homestay experience as one of the most rewarding aspects of the Dublin program experience and remain lifelong friends with their host family.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer20202/15/20204/15/20206/21/20207/25/2020

Travel Advisories

For current health, safety, and travel advisory information, search the US Department of State country webpage.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.