UC Davis Summer Abroad


StatusNot Offered in 2017

Filmmaking in Ireland

Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Ireland

Arrive Date: June 19, 2016    End Date: July 17, 2016

Program Overview

The program covers fundamental aspects of filmmaking, from pre-production (story-boarding and scriptwriting), to production (camera and photographic technique), to post-production (editing, titling, special effects, and screen design). Students will utilize basic video, sound, lighting, and computer software as they develop a short film on a chosen genre, which could include narrative, documentary, experimental, or music video. Completed work will be exhibited publicly and suggestions and information on film festivals and other exhibition strategies will be discussed.

Instructors: Glenda Drew, Jesse Drew

Taught in: English

Max Enrollment: 30

Program CoordinatorSarah Wiens

Info Session Presentation and Program Spotlight


Video Resources

Documentary Ireland channel (with individual student files)

Student Projects (Compilation)

Famous actors invite you to imagine Ireland


Cinema and Digital Media (TCS) 104. Documentary Production (4 units) This course counts toward upper division Design studio credit.

Cinema and Digital Media (TCS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP) Design students can enroll in DES 198 instead.

Program Highlights
  • Explore Ireland’s literary traditions in Dublin, including Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett.
  • Tour the great diversity of geographies, from the rugged coastlines to the Giant’s Causeway, from the bustling harbors to the cultural centers of the cities.
  • Learn about Ireland’s political and economic systems, from colonization to independence, from the British Pound to the Irish Pound to the Euro.
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