Program Details

Students will have the opportunity to work on an intensive practical project in the following core areas: Music and Dance, Audio Production, Video and Film Production or Creative Media, Art and Photography. Elective Modules: Some examples of the mastercl
Location:
Dundalk, Ireland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
If you have a passion for music or creative arts this Summer School is specifically designed to engage and motivate you. Set in the unique and culturally rich location of the ancient kingdom of Oriel, The Atlantic Academy of the Arts at Dundalk Institute Technology offers students a chance to engage in a range of creative arts activities focused on the music, song, film and visual media of Ireland.

Students will have the opportunity to work on an intensive practical project in the following core areas: Music and Dance, Audio Production, Video and Film Production or Creative Media, Art and Photography. Elective Modules: Some examples of the masterclasses and workshops that will be available are: •Music and dance in Ireland •From Thin Lizzy to U2: The Evolution of Irish Rock •The History of the Irish Harp •Irish Dance: From Crossroads to Riverdance •Ceoldrama: Music Theatre in Ireland •Ireland’s Composers and their Music •Practical tuition in Irish Traditional Music, Song and Dance •I Never Read the Book but I saw the Movie: Irish Literature adapted for screen •As Seen by Others: International Finance meets Irish Film •Contemporary Media Discourse: Ireland: Traditional to Social Media •As Seen by Ourselves: Is there an Indigenous Aesthetic? •Contemporary Images of Ireland: Art and Photography •Between Two Worlds: Visual representations of North and South •Soundtracks and Cinema: The Use of Music in Irish Film •Circuit Bending and Hacking •Documenting the Irish •Contemporary Images of Ireland: Art and Photography •Between Two Worlds: Visual representations of North and South •Soundtracks and Cinema: The Use of Music in Irish Film •Circuit Bending and Hacking •Documenting the Irish

This intensive two week course includes: * Full Tuition * Use of Facilities and Equipment * On Campus Accommodation (single room + shared kitchen and living area) * Food – Full Board * Two full-day trips (all transport, entrance fees and food) * Three half-day trips (all transport, entrance fees and food) * Evening entertainment and activities * 24/7 Support staff for any queries or concerns * Broadband Internet Access
Setting Description:
Dundalk is located in County Louth, “Land of Legends”, in the north-east border region of Ireland. Thought to be the birthplace of legendary Irish hero Cuchulain, Dundalk is at the heart of the historical landscape of Oriel. To the north the Mountains of Mourne and Cooley provide scenic vistas and mountain walking while Carlingford Medieval heritage town has more historical buildings than any similar sized town in Ireland. Carlingford Lough also caters for water activities and sports such as surfing, sailing and kayaking. To the south lies the culturally rich Boyne Valley and the Hill of Tara, the ancient seat of the High Kings of Ireland. In modern times Dundalk is located centrally on Ireland’s eastern seaboard cultural corridor. The town has been designated a National Gateway due to its strategic location approximately one hour by road from both Dublin and Belfast. The summer school will be held on campus at Dundalk Institute of Technology. One of the leading Institutes of Technolo

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