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University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests through a creative and critical engagement with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Housing

Housing

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport/birth certificate
  • Entry requirement: Valid passport and supporting documents

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Dublin programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is a pre-Celtic Stone Age Passage Tomb located in the Boyne Valley of Ireland and is one of Ireland’s most breathtaking historic sites. Attracting over 200,000 visitors each year from around the world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge and has been called Ireland’s “answer to the pyramids.” Students take a guided tour of the 5,000 year old passage tomb and visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Center.

  • Newgrange

    Newgrange is a pre-Celtic Stone Age Passage Tomb located in the Boyne Valley of Ireland and is one of Ireland’s most breathtaking historic sites. Attracting over 200,000 visitors each year from around the world, Newgrange is older than Stonehenge and has been called Ireland’s “answer to the pyramids.” Students take a guided tour of the 5,000 year old passage tomb and visit the Brú na Bóinne Visitor Center.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests through a creative and critical engagement with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today.

Participants choose from one of the specialist program tracks below, and come together for seminars and workshops around a core of ‘Critical Urbanism.’

SPECIALIST TRACKS

  • ARCHITECTURE – This track covers designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice, and high profile researchers.
  • CULTURE, MEMORY AND THE CITY – Students in this track Investigate the relationship between memory and the city through psycho-geographic and critical writing practices.
  • INTERACTION DESIGN – This is a project-focused track to design, prototype, and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting while acquiring skills in physical computing.
  • SPATIAL ARTS AND VISUALIZATION – Students in this track will be pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.
  • URBAN DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE – This track utilizes design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive their transcript from University College Dublin upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Sophie Bonheim

    Sophie will be one of your Resident Directors in Dublin and a resource for you while living in Ireland with us!

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    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Who owns the city? Who has a right to access it? How do we define spaces of overlap and contestation? What forces control the shifting landscape of the city? Why do some spaces become symbolic? Are there spaces which should be defended – for culture, or history, or diversity?

The ‘City Life’ urban summer school, hosted jointly by University College Dublin (UCD) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), will address these core questions. Amidst the growing awareness of Dublin’s development as an urban space, still little is known about the forces governing the city and its changing landscape. Using multiple disciplinary perspectives, participants will be challenged to create new narratives for Dublin which address and give voice and image to the hidden parts of the city.

Thematic Tracks – Choose Your Specialism

The core aim of this program is the investigation of new narratives for urban life in Dublin. Participants choose from one of five specialist program tracks and also come together for seminars and workshops around a core theme of Critical Urbanism. This will provide grounding in theoretical approaches to the urban as well as highlighting issues of particular significance to the Irish context.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Ireland operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

Architecture

Designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice and high profile researchers.

Language of Instruction: English   

Culture, Memory & The City

Investigating the relationship between memory and the city, through psychogeographic and critical writing practices.

Language of Instruction: English   

Interaction Design

A project-focused track to design, prototype and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting, while acquiring skills in physical computing.

Language of Instruction: English   

Urban History & Material Culture

Utilizing design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.

Language of Instruction: English   

Spatial Arts and Vizualization

Pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.

This course is taught in collaboration with IADT.

Language of Instruction: English   

Architecture

Designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice and high profile researchers.

Language of Instruction: English   

Culture, Memory & The City

Investigating the relationship between memory and the city, through psychogeographic and critical writing practices.

Language of Instruction: English   

Interaction Design

A project-focused track to design, prototype and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting, while acquiring skills in physical computing.

Language of Instruction: English   

Urban History & Material Culture

Utilizing design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.

Language of Instruction: English   

Spatial Arts and Vizualization

Pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.

This course is taught in collaboration with IADT.

Language of Instruction: English   

Highlights
  • Unique access to leaders in cultural and creative sectors of Dublin architecture
  • Thematic study tracks

UCD single-semester students stay on the UCD campus, ideally located and a five-minute walk to class. The three-story apartment buildings are formed into a number of blocks over-looking large grassed areas. Students can enjoy the privacy of their own room with shared bathroom and communal area for cooking and socializing. All utilities are included, with wifi available across the entire campus. There is 24/7 security and support for any issues you may experience. The accommodation also offers a social space for the entire complex, equipped with vending machines, pool table, Xbox and Netflix, and students can also make full use of the campus fitness center, swimming pool, cinema, restaurants, cafes, and health center.

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Summer 1 Jun 8, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 $7,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer Jun 15, 2019 $7,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019