Communication, Media + Arts in Dingle
CM 135/ENG 299 – Irish Cinema

Delivered through a combination of lecture, creative workshop and screening formats, this course examines Irish Cinema in historical, sociocultural, and contemporary contexts, with a particular emphasis on interrogating concepts of Irishness, identity, and tradition.

Included in this course will be an overview of various theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of film, so that students will be provided with an appropriate vocabulary in the academic study of film, making it accessible to students of both Media and other majors.

There will be a particular focus on learning through doing, leading students to critically engage with theoretical concepts through the creation of various audio-visual projects and exercises inspired by Irish film and visual culture.