The School of Film, Music & Theatre (FMT) is the home of creative and performing arts at University College Cork. A national and international centre of excellence, our distinction is rooted in our close integration of theoretical and practical teaching, our far- reaching work with communities, and our promotion of progressive models of critical and creative engagement.
We are a vibrant group of teachers, critical thinkers, artists and practitioners. We work to shape complex debates in meaning- making. We ask probing questions, seeking to develop fresh perspectives on artworks, on medium, on performance. As a community of educators, we aspire to form students who will look with confidence and commitment to the future.
The School is a collaborative collective that comprises three departments: Film and Screen Media, Music, and Theatre. It is a major research hub with a strong reputation for excellence; it hosts the Centre for Arts Research and Practice (CARPE) and the FMT Doctoral School.
We are widely recognised for our support of creative practitioners in their innovative work through our Artists in Residence programmes, our transformative partnership with Cork Opera House, our interfacing with UCC Creative and our culture of impactful collaborations with communities, institutions, industry, and other disciplines.
UCC is ranked in the top 120 universities for Performing Arts in the QS World University Rankings 2023–24.