Covid 19 and Drama at NUI Galway 20/21


 To respond to the recent enhancement of public health measures, the following changes have been made to Drama teaching.

First Year DTP

  • Orientation for DTPs will go ahead Tuesday 11.00 ODT
  • Practice-based classes begin on-campus in week 2.

First Year PS

  • Orientation will go ahead on Wednesday at 13.00 in the ODT
  • Practice-based classes begin on-campus in week 2; online module continues as planned.

Second Year DTP/PS

  • Online orientation Monday 12-1
  • Contemporary Theatre class 1 – for the whole group (online) Wednesday 12-1  
  • Irish Theatre and Stagecraft 2 practical classes begin on-campus in week 2 (Monday 5 Oct) 

Third Year DTP /PS

Week 1 - 

  • Monday at 11 – Musical Theatre online class goes ahead as planned
  • Tuesday at 15.00 – Children’s Theatre online introduction for all students in the module
  • Tuesday at 17.00 – Introduction to the year for all students
  • Thursday at 11 – Acting reconsidered online introduction

 Week 2 –

  • Theatre for Children and Acting reconsidered classes happen on-campus as scheduled
  • Musical Theatre continues online as planned.
  • Writing for Theatre will happen on-campus but will be kept under review.

 Fourth Year

  • Wednesday 4-5 – 4BA introduction (online)
  • Thursday 3-4 – Arts Management introduction (whole class) online
  • Thursday 4-5 – Performance Studies introduction (whole class) online

 From week 2 –

  • Arts Management and Performance Studies happen on-campus as planned.
  • MA Modules
  • DT6102 Irish Drama Theatre from Wilde to O’Casey -  Moves fully online
  • DT6109 Applied Theatre -  Practical classes will be on campus from week 1 (no change)
  • DT6120 Ensemble Acting and Devising -  Practical classes will be on campus from week 1 (no change)
  • DT6123 Playwrights Workshop 1 - First class will meet on campus in week 1; will be online from week 2.
  • DT6127 Producing 1 -  Moves fully online
  • DT6130 Critical Methods in Drama, Theatre and Performance - Move fully online
  • DT6131 Curation 1 - Move fully online

About Drama and Theatre Studies at NUI Galway

The Discipline of Drama and Theatre Studies was established at NUI Galway in 2014 and is part of the School of English and Creative Arts.

 The university has a long history of excellence in the performing arts – a history that pre-dates the establishment of Drama as a degree subject. Notable graduates include the co-founders of Druid Theatre Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen, both of whom went on to become Tony Award winners for direction and acting respectively. The university now enjoys a close partnership with Druid Theatre, with whom we run a Druid Academy programme for training emerging theatre-makers. The university also has formal partnerships with many other theatre companies and arts organisations, including the Abbey Theatre (Ireland’s national theatre), the Gate Theatre, the Galway International Arts Festival, and others.

We have particular research and teaching strengths in the area of Irish theatre, playwriting, dramaturgy and theatre practice. We locate the study of Irish theatre in a broad international context, using a range of critical perspectives to explore issues of global importance. Interaction and partnership with our international colleagues is an essential feature of our teaching and research. 

 Every year, we stage productions and work in development, as well as a series of lectures, public interviews with theatre practitioners, international conferences, and other events.

 To find out more about our ethos and what to expect from us visit our About Us page: