The School of Creative Arts aims to be the primary centre for research and teaching in drama, film and music in Ireland. Each of the School's three subject areas provides research-led teaching to an international student community at undergraduate and graduate levels. It aims to establish the Samuel Beckett Centre for the Arts, to include a theatre, cinema and a venue for the performance of contemporary music, as well as provide a corporate identity for the School to help foster interdisciplinarity in all its activities. It seeks to develop the Arts Technology Research Lab as a cutting edge facility and encourage practice-based research in all three disciplines.
Comprising of the Departments of Drama, Film and Music, the School of Creative Arts enjoys an international reputation for its research activities and achievements. The School's research outputs are consistent with the highest research activities internationally.