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The Department of Drama has a wide range of research interests. Its strengths currently lie in the field of Irish and European Theatre, Theatre and Nation, Interculturalism/Globalization and Performance, Identity Politics & Performance, and Performance and Technology. The Department is located in the Samuel Beckett Centre that comprises a theatre, acting studios and seminar rooms. It offers a taught M.Phil in Theatre and Performance and boasts a large research community of M.Litt & Ph.D students.

Trinity College Dublin is honoured to present the annual Samuel Beckett Summer School, a weeklong celebration and exploration of the works of one of its most famous graduates. Each year we will invite the world's foremost Beckett scholars to present new lectures and seminars on all aspects of Beckett's works. We hope that the School will appeal to a wide range of Beckett enthusiasts by providing the opportunity to savour and study Beckett's works in the context of the university where he began his intellectual life. Visit us on the web at for more information.


The Department of Film also has a broad range of research interests. It enjoys an international reputation for its research in Irish cinema and the cinemas of the Irish diaspora, as well as for its work in the field of film theory, film history, post-cinema studies and critically informed creative practice. The Department of Film facilities include a screening room, DVD library, and a digital video production room. It is located on campus near the Samuel Beckett Centre. It has a growing body of research students (M.Litt & Ph.D). A major research initiative of the department is Irish Film and TV Research Online.


The Department of Music is Ireland’s oldest and most internationally renowned venue for the study of music. With a distinguished team of academics and practitioners, the department attracts Irish and international students of the highest calibre. Our undergraduate curriculum offers three areas of specialisation—Composition, Music Technology, and Musicology. Postgraduate degrees include an M.Phil in Composition, an M.Phil in Music and Media Technologies co-hosted with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, and M.Litt and Ph.D research degrees in Composition and Musicology. The department hosts scholars and performers from all over the world in its colloquium series, concerts, and conferences. It maintains active links with practicing artists and industry professionals. The department supports a Music Composition Centre and collaborates with the Lir (National Academy of Dramatic Art), Trinity’s Arts and Technology Research Lab, and the Royal Irish Academy of Music