Program Details

University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests in architecture and design.
Location:
Dublin, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests through a creative and critical engagement with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today.

Participants choose from one of the specialist program tracks below, and come together for seminars and workshops around a core of ‘Critical Urbanism.’

ARCHITECTURE – This track covers designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice, and high profile researchers.

CULTURE , MEMORY AND THE CITY – Students in this track Investigate the relationship between memory and the city through psycho-geographic and critical writing practices.

INTERACTION DESIGN – This is a project-focused track to design, prototype, and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting, while acquiring skills in physical computing.

SPATIAL ARTS AND VISUALIZATION – Students in this track will be pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.

URBAN DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE – This track utilizes design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.

Setting Description:
As the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin is one of the liveliest cities in Europe. With one of the youngest populations comprising people from many different parts of Europe and the globe, the city has a full and varied cultural and intellectual life, which brings together the best of traditional Ireland and of modern Europe. Dublin is particularly fortunate to have many theaters, museums and galleries throughout the city. Famous for its literary and musical tradition, Ireland’s capital has been home to well known writers, playwrights, actors, and musicians for many years. A particular feature is the tradition of live music in every conceivable venue, from street artists to the National Concert Hall to the many pubs where traditional Irish music still flourishes. In the literary field, the contribution of native sons has been outstanding, with Jonathan Swift, Oliver Goldsmith, Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, W.B. Yeats, and Samuel Beckett amongst the most prominent.
Cost:
Pre-departure, On-site, and Re-entry services included, such as advising and online resources, airport reception, resident directors, housing, tuition, tutoring, medical & life insurance, excursions, social & cultural activities, alumni network, and more!

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
*Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. *Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.

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