UC Davis Summer Abroad


Status: Not Available for 2015

Documentary Filmmaking in Ireland

Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Ireland

Arrive Date: TBD    End Date: TBD

Program Overview

This program will explore the concepts and practices of documentary media production focusing on the use of video and new media tools to illustrate social and cultural issues and promote international understanding. Students will utilize basic video, sound, lighting, and computer software as they develop a short documentary project on Ireland. Completed work will be exhibited publicly and hosted on a Documentary Ireland video website. The class will explore the major centers of Irish culture and geographic beauty, including Belfast, Galway, Cork, Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher.

Instructors: Glenda Drew, Jesse Drew

Taught in: English

Max Enrollment: 30

Program Coordinator: Hong Au

Video Resources

Documentary Ireland channel (with individual student files)

Student Projects (Compilation)

Famous actors invite you to imagine Ireland


Cinema and Technocultural Studies (TCS) 104. Documentary Production (4 units)*

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project. Traditional and new forms of documentary, with focus on technocultural issues. Skills and strategies for producing work in various media. Progression through all stages of production, from conception through post-production to critique. GE credit: VL.—Drew, Wyman

Cinema and Technocultural Studies (TCS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)*

*The instructor has waived the prerequisite requirements for the courses above; there are no prerequisites for this program. UC Davis students who wish to receive Design credit for the course above should inquire with the instructor, Glenda Drew. 

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