UCC School of Film, Music and Theatre is an international centre of excellence, pioneering progressive education and research in film and screen media, theatre, music and dance. The School is the powerhouse of performing arts at UCC.
Our staff are professional musicians, filmmakers, actors and composers, performers, choreographers, creative writers, directors and scholars. We are passionate educators, critical thinkers and theorists, writing, publishing and teaching about the complexities of meanings made through and with performing, lens-based and sonic arts.
Our community of students, academics, artist-scholars, practitioners and researchers work with the contemporary and historical, as well as the traditional and the experimental. We ask questions of our students and ourselves about embodied performance, sound, visuals, music, voice, theatre and movement.
UCC sees in the arts the key to world making and changing. UCC School of Film, Music and Theatre is committed to practice as a dynamic agent for social and political change. We pioneer practice as research and collaboration with communities to explore connections between the arts and the world, in all its complexity. We offer undergrad degrees in Film and Screen Media, Theatre and Music, variously constructed from joint honours to full specialisation. Our vibrant graduate education programmes range from MAs to PhDs in scholarship and creative practice.
New thinking is emerging about the critical importance of creativity in all disciplines, and the connection between original thinking and creative practice. These skills are critical to innovation and to diversity of thinking. They are the everyday work of creative practice disciplines. The School of Film, Music and Theatre embodies these practices at UCC.