About the School

“We teach through performance, and with performance”

The School of Music & Theatre at University College Cork pioneers progressive education & research in theatre, music and dance. We are the powerhouse of performing arts at UCC and an international centre of excellence.

Who we are?

We are professional 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 performing and sonic arts.

What do we do?

Our community of students, academics, artist-scholars, practitioners and researchers work with the contemporary and experimental as well as the traditional and historical. We focus on contexts which range from the Western to the World, as well as just down the road. We ask questions of our students and ourselves about embodied performance, about sound, music, voice, theatre and movement.

Changing the World

UCC sees in the Arts the key to world making and changing. The School of 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.

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 Music and Theatre embodies these practices at UCC.

Our Degrees

UCC School of Music and Theatre offers undergrad degrees in 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. For more information see Programmes or contact theatre@ucc.ie or music@ucc.ie 

School of Music and Theatre

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

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