About the School

The School of Film, Music & Theatre is the powerhouse of performing arts at University College Cork and an international centre of excellence.
We are a ground-breaking place of creative learning and experimentation championing transdisciplinary arts research and new and progressive models of critical and creative engagement.
We promote the close integration of theoretical and practical teaching, research and creativity, and cultivate productive synergies between our disciplines.

Who we are?

We are professional filmmakers, musicians, actors and composers, performers, choreographers, creative writers, directors and scholars. We are passionate teachers. We are critical thinkers and theorists, writing, publishing and talking about the complexities of meanings made through and with the audiovisual, sonic and performing arts.

What do we do?

Our community of students, academics, artist-scholars, practitioners and researchers explores, interrogates, makes and works in contexts that range from the traditional and historical to contemporary and experimental, across Western and World contexts. We ask questions of our students and ourselves about image, sound, music, voice, theatre, medium, movement and embodied performance.

Changing the World

UCC sees in the Arts the key to world making and changing. The School of Film, Music & 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 produce cutting-edge scholarship and nurture creative innovation and diversity, by giving students the skills and tools they need to challenge the status quo.

Paradigm Change

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, to thinking outside the box. They are the everyday work of creative practice disciplines. The School of Film, Music & Theatre embodies these practices at UCC.

Our Degrees

UCC School of Film, Music and Theatre offers Undergraduate degrees, variously constructed from joint honours to full specialisation. Our vibrant Postgraduate education courses range from MAs to PhDs in scholarship and creative practice. For more information click on the links or contact film@ucc.iemusic@ucc.ie or theatre@ucc.ie

School of Film, Music and Theatre

An Scoil Scannánaíochta, Ceoil agus Amharclannaíochta

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, College Road, Cork, T12 K8AF,