Taught course

Festive Arts

University of Limerick · Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold an honours undergraduate degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) and/or substantial experience of an appropriate arts practice, evidencing a record of achievement equivalent to a high honours degree, as per UL’s APEL policy. In all cases, the application process will include an interview and audition.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of either prior successful completion of a degree qualification taught through the medium of English or meet one of the Universities English Language Requirements. Please visit http://www.ul.ie/graduateschool/non-european-applicants for the list of requirements

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Niamh NicGhabhann