Festive Arts MA | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Festive Arts MA

Irish World Academy:Festive Arts MA

Festive Arts MA
1 Year  Full- Time


The Irish World Aademy of Music and Dance has been Ireland’s premier centre for music and dance performance education since its foundation twenty years ago. In keeping with its cutting edge reputation, the Academy is pleased to announce its first programme to expand beyond music and dance and embrace a wide spectrum of performance practices under the umbrella of ‘festive arts’.

The MA Festive Arts is a one year, full-time Masters offering  a comprehensive programme of study embracing practical, scholarly and performance-based aspects of festival studies.  Students will have the opportunity to apprentice with a festival towards the acquisition of skills related to festival coordination and design, as well as being introducing to methods for the study of festival, a survey of global festivity, and aspects of festival management.

The MA Festive Arts joins a suite of ten taught Masters programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, which also offers two undergraduate programmes (BA Voice and Dance; BA Irish Music and Dance Performance), as well as doctoral-level research opportunities and a structured PhD programme in Arts Practice.  The MA Festive Arts programme has a special relationship to the MA Community Music programme with which it will develop shared areas of study.

The MA Festive Arts programme aims to:

  • provide students with a strong foundation in theoretical and methodological principles relevant to the study of festival.
  • provide students with practical experience in the creative development of festival-based artistic programmes, events management, and festival-based performance.
  • provide an integrated context for studying a variety of performance practices.
  • provide students with the skills to engage in reflexive scholarship around their own practice.
  • provide students with the skills to create audio, visual and written archival documentation around identified festivals.

See more at: http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/course/festive-arts-ma#sthash.iFYxOplk.dpuf

Further information:

Course Director
Dr Niamh NicGhabhann
Course Director, MA Festive Arts
IW1 - 032
The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance University of Limerick Limerick

353-(0)61 202798

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