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Ireland in Text and Image

Location

Dublin, Cork, Doolin, Galway, Ireland

Location Description

The program travels throughout Ireland. Starting with six nights in Dublin, you will begin your exploration of Ireland in its largest city. Students stay in the heart of the city center at historic Trinity College. From Dublin you will head to the south Ireland to stay in Cork for two weeks at University College Cork and explore the surrounding countryside. Following a two night stay in the small coastal village of Doolin, renowned for its traditional Irish music venues, you will travel on to Galway for a two week stay in centrally located apartments. Finally, the program heads back to Dublin for four more nights before the program ends.

Director

Tom McHardy | mchardtj@jmu.edu | Media Arts and Design
Shaun Wright | wrigh2jb@jmu.edu | Media Arts and Design

Accommodations

Accommodations will be provided for through residence halls/dormitories and holiday apartments, with a meal allowance provided each week.

Additional Items to Consider

This program is targeted towards SMAD or ENG majors and Film Studies minors or Creative Writing minors, and is targeted towards sophomores through seniors.

Application Process

For this program, students are required to submit the following material(s):

  • JMU Short-Term Application Form

  • A supplemental essay addressing the following question:

    " Why would you like to participate in this program?"

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.75.

For more detailed instructions and to download the application, please click on the following link to the Applications and Forms section for JMU Short-Term Programs.

Official transcript required for first-semester transfer students and non-JMU students.

Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

SMAD 322: New Media Journalism (3 credits)

SMAD 398: Critical Studies in Media Arts & Design (3 credits)

ENG 302: Special Topics in Literature and Language (3 Credits)

ENG 382: Introduction to Film Since 1960 (3 credits)

ENG 496: Advanced Topics in Creative Writing (3 credits)

Cost