Irish Drama: Print, Culture and Performance
|Location:||Dublin, Galway, Belfast & Sligo, Ireland|
|Eligible Students:||U of M Students, Non U of M Students|
|Open to:||Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Language Prerequisite:||No language prerequisite|
|Credit Type:||Resident Credit|
|Program Sponsor:||U of M-Morris|
What inspires an Irish playwright? See Ireland through the eyes of past
and present artists. Join us on a three-week study-abroad course to Ireland,
the Emerald Isle, and explore the connection between Irish playwrights, their
work and the land they come from. During our studies we will visit the cities
of Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Sligo. Take a ferry to the flowering Aran
Islands, travel through the rugged beauty of Connemara and have individual time
to explore Ireland on your own as well. Through readings, workshops and
seminars with Irish scholars and actors, theatre performances, cultural visits,
journals and papers, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for Irish
drama and culture.
May 13 - May 31, 2013
NOTE- Spring semester finals on the Twin Cities campus begin May 13 so this program will not be available to UMTC students
February 1, 2013
Theatre 3450 includes theatre
performances and tours, workshops and seminars from leading Irish scholars and
actors, class sessions, cultural visits and exploration of Irish cities,
landscapes and historical sites throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern
Ireland. Course readings will focus on the works of past and contemporary Irish
playwrights such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Y.B. Yeats, Brian Friel
and Marina Carr. The course is an elective for theatre majors and fulfills the
para-programmatic requirement for theatre majors. The program satisfies the
International Perspective general education requirement for Morris campus students. Morris Theater majors can fulfill their para-programmatic theater experience requirement by participating in this program.
To view an informational PowerPoint presentation about the program, click here.
Siobhan Bremer, Associate Professor of Theatre, is named after Irish actress Siobhan McKenna, and has acted professionally at the Guthrie Theater and Commonweal Theatre.
Peter Bremer is Reference Coordinator at Briggs Library and enjoys working on his novel in his spare time. Siobhan and Peter have led a Backstage on Broadway course to New York City.
- Theatre performances in Dublin, Belfast and Galway
- City and theatre tours
- Ferry ride to the Aran Islands
- Dublin Writer’s Museum
- Trinity College and the Book Of Kells
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- Gaiety School of Acting
- National Library
Housing & Meals
Housing in shared apartments in Dublin, hostel in Galway, Bed & Breakfast in Sligo and campus dormitory in Belfast. Breakfast is included in all locations except Dublin. Occasional group dinners also included.
Estimated Program Fee
The program fee for University of Minnesota students is $3,925.Click here to view the official budget estimate for the program.
- Tuition & educational costs for four credits
- Housing for the duration of the program
- All in-country transportation
- All program activities & excursions
- Approximately 13 group meals, including welcome & farewell dinners
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Morris students can apply for a study abroad scholarship through the Academic Center for Enrichment.
Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for more than $500,000 in study abroad scholarships. Visit the financial resources web page for additional information on using financial aid and scholarships for study abroad.