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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Creative Arts at NUI Galway
NUI Galway is a leading international centre for the creative arts, with strong specialisms in Drama, Film, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Publishing and more. We offer unique and innovative courses at undergraduate, MA and PhD level, including practice-based PhDs – and we place strong emphasis on blending academic skills with practical experience.
Our programmes are based on world-leading research, with all classes taught by leading academics and practitioners, and our courses are underpinned by strong partnerships with the creative arts sector, notably with such institutions as Druid Theatre, the Abbey Theatre, Galway International Arts Festival, and more. Students on many of our programmes have opportunities to take internships with these and other groups.
In September 2008, the Huston School commenced its first undergraduate degree programme: BA (Connect) with Film Studies. This offering is unique in Ireland, allowing students to pursue a traditional double-subject Bachelor of Arts degree with an extra specialisation in Film Studies.
The strength and diversity of the Huston's programme is linked with Galway city's far flung fame as a unique centre of culture and creativity. The presence in the school of so many interrelated courses, in a city of so much creative industry, enhances the experience of students of each individual programme. Read more about the course here.
NUI Galway is the leading international centre for the study of Irish theatre and offers students and researchers exciting opportunities to learn from excellent lecturers and leading theatre practitioners. We offer a range of courses in the area of drama and theatre at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We have particular expertise in Irish theatre, theatre archives, playwriting, and much more.
NUI Galway also has one of the world's most important collections of Irish theatre archives, including the digital Abbey Theatre archive, the papers of such major Irish companies as Druid Theatre, Galway Arts Festival and the Lyric Players' Theatre, the papers of leading writers such as Thomas Kilroy, and many others.
NUI Galway is the leading international centre for the study of Irish drama, theatre and performance. We foster an environment of creative growth and discovery through our many partners in Theatre, Music, Song & Dance, Film & Visual Arts, and Writing.
NUI Galway is an Official Lead Partner with the Galway International Arts Festival. Each year eight students on the SELECTED programme experience the festival first-hand by working with the GIAF production team on selected productions. NUI Galway have partnered with the Galway International Arts Festival introcucing a SELECTED Programme, a two-week initiative that will allow participants from NUI Galway's MA in Drama and Theatre Studies immerse themselves in all aspects of the Festival.
Learn more about our cultural connections within the community here.
For further information on any of courses, click on the links here. Our programme directors are happy to answer any queries, and any prospective student who might wish to do so is welcome to contact us to arrange a campus visit.