Welcome to Uversity – Home to a radical new approach to arts education
Our mission is:
To promote Ireland as a destination of choice and a world leading exporter of education in the areas of culture, creativity and the performing arts
First proposed in 2009, Uversity was established as a collaborative entity with twenty-four leading higher education institutions on the island of Ireland as its Founding Partners. This pioneering community includes ten universities, seven institutes of technology and seven independent colleges. Uversity became a Recognised College of the National University of Ireland (NUI) in 2012.
The first programme created by this unique alliance was the 12-month MA in Creative Process which offers international students the opportunity to curate their degree by choosing modules in the creative and performing arts from our education partners. Students also attend a core module that combines academic study and immersive cultural experiences in various locations around Ireland. A final creative project is the capstone of the 90 ECTS degree programme. Throughout the year, students are supported by a mentor that aligns with student’s creative practice.
Uversity conferred its first graduates of the MA in Creative Process in November 2015 and our alumni includes students from Brazil, Chile, Serbia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Diversifying our offerings
In 2016, Uversity launched ‘Intersections’, a series of exciting new short programmes commencing in February 2017. These immersive experiences in artistic practice were inspired by our collaboration with arts organisations and cultural institutions. These short programmes are designed to appeal to anyone who has an interest and passion for creative arts and do not require a formal qualification in the area.
Each programme lasts between two and five days and integrates education and experience by including master-classes from practising artists, creative production, cultural visits, field trips, festival participation and performance attendance. Programmes will extend across a variety of creative disciplines including theatre, creative writing, graphic design, film, animation, design, fashion, material culture and festivals.
Uversity is constantly evolving and will continue to bring exciting initiatives to fruition to achieve our mission