UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Scheduled for 2016

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 CoordinatorDana Armstrong

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)

Cinema and Digital Media (TCS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

UC Davis students who wish to receive Design (DES) credit for the 198 course instead of TCS should inquire with the instructor, Glenda Drew.

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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