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Trinity College Dublin

College Green, Dublin City South, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Trinity College Dublin offers an eclectic range of lifelong learning courses. Search Nightcourses.com to find adult education courses at TCD.

Trinity College Dublin offers a diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities for those interested in pursuing a course after work or in their leisure time. Located in the heart of Dublin city, Trinity has been at the forefront of Irish educational excellence for more than four hundred years. Today, it’s ranked as Ireland’s number one university, providing a variety of courses across the Arts & Humanities, Business, Law, Engineering, Science and Health Sciences.

Why is lifelong learning so important?

Whether you come to Trinity for personal interest or professional development, continuing your education journey has never been easier. Being open to new ideas and having a willingness to broaden your perspective are key factors for success in the modern world. In addition to Trinity’s third-level degrees and diplomas, there are an array of short courses to choose from. These courses include everything from the history of art to social work, philosophy and psychology, Greek and Roman mythology, religion, physics, and a variety of languages.

 

 

 

 

The Lir Academy - Audition Masterclass

This audition preparation masterclass will offer a range of workshops giving invaluable training in vital skills required for auditions. On completing the course, participants will be armed for auditions with a polished classical and contemporary speech, as well as tips and techniques to remain relaxed and confident in audition situations. Among the topics covered are…

The Lir Academy - Audition Workshop

This acting audition workshop, led by one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through how to prepare for auditions, through careful selection of monologues and developing characterisation. This workshop will be extremely useful for anyone applying to drama schools, and preparation with our expert team will help ensure your…

The Lir Academy - Audition Workshop

This acting audition workshop, led by one of the core acting teachers at The Lir Academy, will guide participants through how to prepare for auditions, through careful selection of monologues and developing characterisation. This workshop will be extremely useful for anyone applying to drama schools, and preparation with our expert team will help ensure your…

The Lir Academy - Character Development

This ten-week course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will concentrate on working with a director on the study of characters and individual scenes from several contemporary plays. If you have not completed the introductory programme but have acting experience, we can assess your suitability for a place on this course. Participants will…

The Lir Academy - Fundamentals of Acting

This course introduces students to the Fundamentals of Acting Technique for both the stage and the screen. Taught by The Lir’s experienced teachers, you will learn the core skills every actor needs to excel. Largely mirroring the work on our Introduction to Acting, Character Development, and Screen Acting courses, with additional work on audition technique…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Acting

Our Introduction to Acting course is perfect for anyone who is thinking about a future career in acting and those who simply want to challenge themselves by stretching their creative muscles. Led by The Lir Academy’s core teachers, this workshop-based evening course is taught over 10 weeks. Each two-and-a-half-hour session consists of a physical warm-up…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Acting Weekend (Regional)

This course, running over one weekend, will take place in regional venues around the island of Ireland. These workshops act as a taste of drama school training and a broad and basic introduction to acting. It is perfect for those who are both inquisitive about a future career in acting and those who simply want…

The Lir Academy - Junior Academy

A tailored acting programme for talented young actors aged 15-17. Junior Academy is ideal for any teenager with a passion for all things theatre and interested in developing this passion into further training or a career. The course curriculum includes training in voice, movement, dialect, acting, ensemble work, Stanislavski’s system, and students will take part…

The Lir Academy - Young Actors’ Programme (Two Weeks)

The Lir Academy’s Young Actors’ Two Week Programme is designed to give young performers a taste of what it is like to study at conservatoire level, replicating two weeks in the life of a full-time acting degree. Designed for young people aged 16-21, the course is suitable for anyone with a passionate interest in performing…

Young Actors’ Programme (4 weeks) - Summer

The Lir Academy’s Young Actors’ Four Week Programme is designed to give young performers a taste of what it is like to study at conservatoire level. It combines our two-week Young Actors’ Programme with our two-week Musical Theatre Intensive Programme, replicating four weeks in the life of a full-time acting degree. Designed for young people…

Micro-credential - Safeguarding Adults at Risk of Abuse

This micro-credential is for health and social care professionals but also, other sectors which have an interface with the area of services’ provision to adults at risk. It is interdisciplinary and inter-sector focused. Those who have a safeguarding remit-healthcare, social care, voluntary organisations, financial institutions, statutory bodies would also benefit from this micro-credential. This is…

Micro-credential - Domestic Violence and Child Protection: Training for Child Protection & Welfare Practitioners 

This Micro-Credential is a collaborative project between Trinity College Dublin and Mason, Hayes and Curran LLP. This micro-credential will be offered to a wide range of health, social care and policing professionals working in the area of child protection and welfare. Also relevant to other professionals, advocates and activists engaged in child protection and welfare,…

A World on the Move: Migration and Colonisation from Prehistory to Present

Humans have always been on the move: sometimes by choice as colonisers, traders or travellers, and at other times by necessity, as migrants escaping difficult or dangerous circumstance or seeking better opportunities. Migration, the movement of people between places, can be voluntary or forced, temporary or permanent, and may be driven by a complex range…

Antiquity and Innovation in Early Medieval Art

The reign of King (later Emperor) Charlemagne (768-814 AD) marked a flourishing of the visual arts that had not been seen since the fall of the Roman Empire. Often styled the ‘Carolingian Renaissance’, the artistic culture of the period was characterised by a politically-motivated evocation of the classical past, fused with elements of existing art…

Cultural Intersections in the History of Art I

This module, led by Dr Rachel Moss, presents a thematic overview of the global intersections and relationships of Western visual and material culture across a range of historically located examples. Topics are explored in this module under the broad themes of knowledge and discovery and empire building. Through these lenses lectures will explore topics as…

Cultural Intersections in the History of Art II

This part of the Cultural Intersections in the History of Art course examines the influence of different global cultures on the history of Western art from the medieval period to the twentieth century. Organised thematically, Dr Rachel Moss will consider how different factors such as religious conversion, trade and the age of discovery on artistic…

Introduction to European Art II

This lecture-only module offers a survey of Western painting and sculpture from around 1520. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of artworks and considers matters such as the iconography of major religious and mythological subjects, issues of style, the functions of works of art and architecture, as well as the range of technical…

Introduction to the History of Art I

This module offers a survey of art up to the end of seventeenth century, with a focus primarily, although not exclusively, on the Western world. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of artworks, including painting, mosaic, fine metalwork, manuscripts, and sculpture. The module considers such matters as the iconography of major religious and…

Islamic Art and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean

This module considers objects and places from the medieval world that have accumulated multiple meanings over time. Challenging the narrative of a ‘clash of civilisations’ between Islam and Christianity, it focuses on the entangled histories of art and architecture in the medieval Mediterranean, examining through case studies the mediatory role of art, material culture and…

Painting in Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century

The module will study some patterns of artistic development in Britain, France and Ireland, with reference to the circumstances found in the main centres of production. It will explore the roles of the period’s major artists, including Gainsborough, Hogarth, Angelica Kauffmann, and Reynolds; H.D. Hamilton, Hone and Roberts, and Boucher, David, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard and Goya.…

The Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer

The lecture-only module will examine Netherlands’ wealth of artistic production in the seventeenth century, primarily studying Rembrandt and Vermeer. These contrasting and complementary figures represent the diverse tendencies of the time. The course will focus on the development of individual styles and subject matter ranging from history painting to portraiture, landscape, and genre painting. The…

Themes in Irish Art I

This course presents a thematic introduction to Irish art, architecture and design in its broader international context. Subjects will be connected across periods and styles – the focus not on presenting summarised histories but rather considering how aspects of Irish visual history are connected and have evolved over time. Lectures will include identifying key works…

Themes in Irish Art II

This module presents a thematic overview of the global intersections and relationships of Western visual and material culture across a range of historically located examples. Topics are explored in this module under the broad themes of appropriations and the ‘other’ and cultural geographies. Through these lenses, lectures will explore topics as diverse as orientalism, photography…

CPD in Big Data, AI, and Ethics

Overview Digital technology has already revolutionised our lives and shows no signs of stopping. Algorithms are everywhere. AI powered by our data are increasingly shaping our lives. The implementation of this technology has leapt ahead of our understanding of its ethical, societal, legal, and political significance. Lawmakers and ethical thinkers are playing catch up. From…

Introduction to European Architecture II

This lecture-only module offers a survey of Western architecture from around 1520. It provides an introduction to the critical analysis of building types. The module considers such matters as issues of style, the functions architecture, as well as the range of technical methods employed by architects in the context of influential factors such as historical…

Introduction to the History of Architecture I

his module offers a survey of architecture up to the end of seventeenth century, with a focus primarily, although not exclusively, on the Western world. It introduces the critical analysis of buildings and the spaces that they occupy considering issues of style, function and technical innovation. Architecture is considered in the context of influential factors…

Modern Architecture

A new course on modern architecture will run in Hilary Term. You may apply online or by phone* as follows: Online: You may register and pay by credit/debit card online at www.historieshumanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses AFTER enrolments open for each term. By telephone: Please text ‘APPLY FOR COURSE’ TO 087 2572015* and you will receive a call back.…

Micro-credential - Transport Modelling and Planning

This micro-credential uses the models following the structures mandated by the National Transport Authority. This micro-credential provides a comprehensive overview of the structure of these models and as such would be valuable to those requiring knowledge on how these models are used in transport appraisals. This micro-credential examines pathways to lowering emissions through promoting shifts…

Bulgarian Language

This Bulgarian course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Bulgaria is the oldest country in Europe, with the longest continuing name since establishment. Bulgarian history and heritage are rich and diverse, and the Bulgarian language is a Slavic language of mixed origins. The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies within the School of Languages,…

CPD in Systemic Risk Management

Trinity College Dublin is an Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider. This course is CPD Approved by Engineers Ireland. Overview Organisations want to be able to manage risk in a coherent, comprehensive, and effective manner. Excellence in operational risk management goes beyond meeting regulatory compliance and reacting to specific incidents; it implies being able to muster…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Innovation Planning

Innovative organisations intentionally plan for innovation, aspiring to a vision and innovation strategy that defines the key metrics of success. Through the establishment and allocation of focused performance targets, organisations can ensure innovation remains a part of their business strategy. With this in mind, a more diverse growth model is supported; a model that considers…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

Dealing with obstacles is part of professional life; and overcoming them isn’t always easy. To enhance delivery of products and services organisations need to encourage creative thinking. Solving problems creatively can help organisations maintain a competitive advantage. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) is about identifying opportunities from a fresh perspective when conventional thinking has failed. It…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Managing Innovation

Essential to the success of an innovation strategy are the processes and systems that support, resource and implement it. Innovation leadership is underpinned by market insight and ensuring new ideas correspond with real needs. Innovation leaders skillfully navigate risk, managing it rather than eliminating it. Innovation leadership is driven through adoption and delegation, clearly establishing…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in The Innovation Ecosystem

An innovation ecosystem is a network of interconnected individuals, teams and entities that co-evolve to facilitate shared innovation delivery. Innovation ecosystems play a critical role in building a sustainable innovation strategy. Knowledge of an organisation’s unique innovation ecosystem leads to a better understanding of key relationships and resources, helping to transform ideas into reality and…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Tracking Innovation

As the saying goes, what gets measured gets done. Systematic measurement and review of your innovation Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) will help you evaluate your innovation strategy, ensuring goals are met. Monitoring systems will provide you with the vital information needed to make data-driven decisions and improve the effectiveness of your innovation initiatives. This masterclass…

Chinese, Introduction to Language and Culture

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course teaches a basic ‘survival’ repertoire of spoken Chinese and introduces some central aspects of Chinese culture, including the writing system. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials. Further information on this course is available at: www.tcd.ie/Asian/courses/chinese_studies/extramural

Chinese, Post-Beginners

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course is designed to extend learners’ ‘survival’ repertoire of spoken Chinese and their knowledge of the Chinese writing system (following regular practice in character composition and recognition). Aspects of the cultural background are also dealt with. Further information on this course is available at: www.tcd.ie/Asian/courses/chinese_studies/extramural

Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion Part I

What is myth? How do myths deal with fundamental human concerns about who we are and the world we live in? In this module, Dr. Suzanne O’Neill is an introduction to the major myths of the classical world using a range of primary source material: literary, artistic and archaeological. It explores the functions of myth…

Greek and Roman Mythology and Religion Part II

What is myth? How do myths deal with fundamental human concerns about who we are and the world we live in? What is the relationship between myth and religion? Why did the Greeks and Romans worship many gods, believe in oracles, or perform animal sacrifice? This lecture-only module is an introduction to the major myths…

Introduction to Greek Art and Architecture

This module offers an introductory survey of the development and major artistic and artistic achievements of Greek architecture, sculpture and painting from the Greek Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period. The module, led by Dr Giorgos Papantoniou, places art and architecture in its social, political and cultural context. It explores themes such as the representation…

Introduction to Greek History

This course, led by Dr. Shane Wallace, provides an introductory survey of the history of the Greek world, from the Greek Archaic age to the Hellenistic period. The main trends and issues of this period will be explored through themes such as colonisation, imperialism, war, the Athenian invention of democracy, and the rise of Alexander.…

Introduction to Roman Art and Architecture

This lecture-only module is an introductory survey of the development and major artistic and technical achievements of Roman architecture, sculpture and painting. The course, led by Dr Giorgos Papantoniou, places art and architecture in its social, political and cultural context. It explores themes such as the representation of the human form, the use of narrative and mythology…

Introduction to Roman History

This lecture-only module, led by Dr Rebecca Usherwood, provides an introductory survey of the history of the Greek and Roman world, from the Greek Archaic age (around 700 BC) to the death of Augustus in 14 AD. The main trends and issues of this period will be explored including colonisation, imperialism, war, the Athenian invention…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Rapid Idea Generation and Insight

In a rapidly changing world, fresh ideas and insights are essential and sometimes difficult to find. However, many organisations struggle to develop enough exciting yet viable ideas. Removing operational constraints, adapting attitudes and recognising the importance of deliberate creativity will help stimulate unconstrained ideation and lead to solutions that deliver. In this masterclass you will…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Storytelling for Business Success

Communicating the value of your product or service is essential. We might not always remember the detail of what someone said, but we do remember how we feel listening to them – and we remember the story! The art of storytelling can help transform how we articulate and influence. Whether you need someone to support…

CPD in Introduction to Intercultural Communication for the Global Workplace

Overview This CPD was designed by the Trinity Centre for Global Intercultural Communication to provide participants with novel methods for successful intercultural collaboration, inclusive management and effective communications across cultures. With an applied focus, participants will learn about perspectives on intercultural collaboration through real case studies and apply these newly developed skills to their own work and…

The Lir Academy at Work - Impact and Influence for Women in Business

This business skills workshop is ideal for women professionals working at, or aspiring to reach, management level. It is designed to empower you with communication skills, tools and techniques that will allow you to to stand out from the crowd and deliver an authentic, powerful performance at work – even within highly pressurised, competitive working…

The Lir Academy at Work - Presenting Made Brilliant

Presentations at work are a reality for almost all of us but we rarely have the opportunity to engage in performance-focused presentation skills training that can take our communication abilities to the next level. Presenting Made Brilliant is ideal for anyone who is looking to improve their public speaking skills. It’s a public speaking course…

Micro-credential in Spatial Audio

This micro-credential will allow audio practitioners to upskill to new audio formats and standards used in media such as VR, AR, and 360 video, and new spatial audio streaming formats such as Dolby Atmos, utilising spatial audio recording and analysis techniques for acoustic engineering and analysis. This micro-credential addresses the fundamental psychoacoustics behind techniques such…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Design Thinking for Strategy and Change Management

Implementing effective change at an organisational level can be challenging. Ensuring each change considers and engages the people it impacts is essential. Design Thinking is a process whereby managers can design user-centred solutions to organisational challenges. It involves analysis and imagination and works effectively at the individual, team, and organisational levels. It explores solutions based…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Introduction to Design Thinking

Organisations, institutions, and societies face challenges often referred to as ‘wicked problems’ and, as such, require multidimensional solutions. Design Thinking has its roots in industrial design and engineering and borrows from psychology, computer science, and ethnography. It provides an excellent framework to explore user-centred solutions to challenges in an iterative manner. Rather than being problem-focused,…

​Micro-credential in Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Humanitarian Emergencies​

This Micro-credential is for researchers, humanitarian aid workers, volunteers, professionals, or anyone with a keen interest the international development sector. Through taking this micro-credential you will learn critical skills for the development, management, and monitoring of mental health and psychosocial support programming within humanitarian emergencies. You will gain knowledge of how humanitarian emergencies affect and…

The Lir Academy - Actors’ Ensemble

This six-month actors’ course is specifically designed for emerging actors who have been considering actor training but can’t yet commit to it full-time. Training is focused on the development of core skills, introducing students to the three primary areas of actor training: voice, movement and acting. Participants will form a company of actors and the…

The Lir Academy - Physical Theatre

Physical Theatre is an eight-week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physical principles and movement improvisation to discover the expressive possibilities of their bodies. Working from a selection of scenes, where the body in space is to the fore, by writers including Steven Berkoff, Marie…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Dance

Learn the basics of some of the world’s favourite and most famous dances in this weekly class. Sample the exotic rhythms of Tango one week and find yourself immersed in a crazy Charleston the next. Designed for people who have never taken a dance class before, the dance instructor will teach not only the basic…

CPD in Introduction to Applied Behavioural Science

Overview This is an exciting new module which will equip you with an understanding of the drivers of human behaviour, and with the necessary skills to apply these insights to improve decision making, engagement and performance within your organisations.   The module will provide participants with an analytical framework and set of concepts that can be used to…

Micro-credential - Business Analytics Big Data and A.I.

This micro-credential is for business innovators and leaders and data engineers moving to a management role. It provides a road map to successfully exploit analytics and big data to bridge the gap between analytical concepts and the value that it can create. It is designed to cover a range of topics such as development and…

Micro-credential - Leading Digital Marketing Strategy

This micro-credential aims to empower business professionals with a deep understanding of the tactical and strategic elements of digital marketing. It is ideally suited to business leaders and business owners; however, it could also be viewed as an intensive immersion into the formulation and implementation of digital campaigns for professionals across Marketing, IT, Finance, HR,…

Micro-credential - Disability, Mental Health and Child Protection: Towards New Understanding

This innovative micro-credential provides learners with an understanding of key issues in disability, mental health and child protection and will appeal to education, health, social care, and policing professionals working in disability, child protection and welfare or sectors where the client base includes individuals who may have disability and/or mental health issues. It covers key…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Diversity and Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias at work can have an impact on recruitment, promotion, staff development and even staff retention. It can lead to a less diverse workforce. It is vital that employees understand how unconscious bias impacts decision making at an individual and organisational to promote more inclusive workplaces. Including a variety of perspectives in our lives…

Physical Theatre

Physical Theatre is an eight-week course exploring the transformative techniques employed by the physical actor in performance. Students are introduced to physical principles and movement improvisation to discover the expressive possibilities of their bodies. Working from a selection of scenes, where the body in space is to the fore, by writers including Steven Berkoff, Marie…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Costume Design

This course offers an insight into the creative process behind designing costumes for theatre. Participants will be taught by top industry professionals who will walk them through the different stages of costume design, from research and concept development to design delivery. It is perfect for those with a creative background (design, architecture, art, fashion) who…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Lighting Design

During this course, participants will become familiar with the basics of lighting design for the stage, and learn about different lighting technologies and terminology. The practical course focuses on lighting design, using both traditional and the latest technologies, to create a story through lighting. The course is perfect for people involved in amateur or school…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Set Design

This course covers the basic stages of set design, from reading the script and creating a concept, to understanding what is required to design a set and create a model box. Participants will be guided by top industry experts through the creative process of designing a set for the theatre, covering practical elements like research…

The Lir Academy - Musical Theatre

A 10-week evening course for beginners offers adults with a passion for musicals an opportunity to develop the fundamental techniques required to perform in musical theatre. Taught through group masterclasses and rehearsals, this intensive immersion in musical theatre will help build confidence, improve existing skills and develop new ones in a supportive and collaborative environment.…

Micro-credential - Childhood Adversity: Understanding the Impact of Childhood Adversity on the Life of the Infant, Child, and Young Person

This micro-credential is for professionals who work with children and families in the healthcare, community, and education settings. This includes professionals such as children’s nurses, other nursing disciplines, allied healthcare professionals, social care professionals, education professionals (teachers), professionals in child and family support work or a cognate discipline. The micro-credential offers an innovative and unique…

Arabic Language

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Arabic is the official language of the 22 countries that form the Arab League. There are more than 300 million Arabic speakers across the world, predominantly living in the region stretching across the Middle East and North Africa. It is also one of the six official…

CPD in Computer Programming for Social Scientists

Addressing the scarcity of training in data science in Ireland and co-created with key industry partners, the Applied Social Data Analysis CPD programme trains participants in the fundamental knowledge and skills of social data analysis. The programme goes beyond social data analytics to address causal analysis and consider social issues that are important to industries…

CPD in Impact Analysis using Social Data

Addressing the scarcity of training in data science in Ireland and co-created with key industry partners, the Applied Social Data Analysis CPD programme trains participants in the fundamental knowledge and skills of social data analysis. The programme goes beyond social data analytics to address causal analysis and consider social issues that are important to industries…

CPD in Statistical Thinking for Social Data Analysis

Addressing the scarcity of training in data science in Ireland and co-created with key industry partners, the Applied Social Data Analysis CPD programme trains participants in the fundamental knowledge and skills of social data analysis. The programme goes beyond social data analytics to address causal analysis and consider social issues that are important to industries…

English Literature

Overview This course will provide an introduction to major authors of poetry, drama and prose through close examination of selected texts, chosen from among those prescribed for the Leaving Certificate. The course will be of special interest to teachers and pupils preparing for the examination but the lectures will be directed towards a more general…

Literature

From January to April, the School hosts a series of lectures which adopt a thematic approach to the study of literature. The chosen theme varies from year to year, offering members of the public the opportunity to consider English literary works from fresh and thought-provoking perspectives. Themes covered in recent years have included Fear in Literature, Cities…

CPD in Sustainable Green Organisation

Trinity College Dublin is an Engineers Ireland Registered Training Provider. This programme is CPD-approved by Engineers Ireland. Overview Sustainability is as much about people as it is about energy and economics. This course introduces participants to a socio-technical systems model of sustainable organisations, contextualising the organisation’s role between individual decision-making and the services, infrastructure, technology…

Micro-credential - Air Pollution: Monitoring Assessment and Control

Air pollution represents a global health challenge and is directly contributing to climate change. It is present in both outdoor and indoor environments. To address air pollution effectively, we need to fully understand the complex mix of pollutants. This micro-credential provides valuable insight into air pollutants, focusing on how we measure and assess the challenge…

Micro-credential - Measuring Environmental Impact: Life Cycle Assessment for Engineers

This micro-credential equips engineers and other design professionals with the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions based on quantifiable environmental evidence relating to the impacts of their products and services. You’ll gain a deep understanding of the life cycle framework, and how we can achieve truly sustainable outcomes by balancing environmental, economic, and social…

Micro-credential - Entrepreneurship for the Nature-based Enterprise

This micro-credential has been developed to benefit Social Entrepreneurs, managers and leaders of NGO’s and Nature-based Enterprises together with CSR / Sustainability managers from large organisations who are looking to partner with Nature-based Enterprises as a part of their sustainability and climate action agenda. Learners will be introduced to the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and strategy…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Creative Thinking for Business

In our turbulent world there are threats and challenges to businesses that didn’t previously exist. These challenges are complex and multifaceted, without a clear formula to address them. Creative thinking helps individuals and organisations look at challenges from a fresh perspective. Problems can become exciting opportunities when we challenge fundamental assumptions and suspend judgment. This…

Micro-credential - Motion Picture Engineering

This micro-credential suits engineers in a start-up in the video streaming space or designing image enhancement technology as well as those embarking on a graduate degree in Video Engineering. If you have just joined a post-production house or start up this micro-credential is excellent for on-boarding. It has been developed to benefit engineers interested in…

Micro-credential - Creating Value with ESG

This course is for business professionals who are interested in learning more about how to implement environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria into their business operations.  Issues, such as sustainable development, climate action, business and human rights, integrated reporting and stakeholder management are taking an increasingly important role for internationally operating businesses. Participants will advance…

Micro-credential - Finance for Non-Financial Executives

This micro-credential aims to empower business leaders with a deep understanding of the financial processes of their company. Participants of this micro-credential range from owners/managers, senior managers, CEO, and directors who require critical analysis skills in finance for effective communication and informed decisions. The aim is to give business leaders and decision-makers a strong grasp…

Nature Connection Workshops

Doctor Kamila Kwasniewska is running a series of workshops based in Trinity College Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown) focusing on exploring the intrinsic connectedness to nature by using our senses in the mindful practice of forest bathing. Each workshop will also explore how nature brings meaning to our lives and will help…

CPD in Introduction to Computer Game Writing

Overview This online CPD will introduce you to the core methods of writing for computer games. Primarily, this will incorporate approaches to narrative design and player engagement, and introduce techniques to develop and refine world-building, character development and story structure. In addition, the course will examine important industry skills for narrative designers, such as pitch…

Micro-credential - Assessment and Management of Frailty in Ageing Adults

This micro-credential is relevant to health and social care professionals working with older adults. Relevant professionals include doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists and all allied health and social care professionals working either in healthcare or community settings who are interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of frailty in ageing adults through the latest evidence-based research and…

Ancient Greek Language and Culture – Beginners

This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling as there are a limited number of places available. This course offers a comprehensive appraisal of the language of ancient Greece. It also explores some central features of Ancient Greek literature. In this course we aim to examine the cultural context surrounding classical Greek and…

Ancient Greek Language and Culture – Intermediate

This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling – there will be a limited number of places available. In this intermediate course, learning and reading ancient Greek is combined with an exploration of the time period’s literature and culture. Building on the basics of Greek grammar acquired at Beginners level, we will consolidate…

Modern Greek Language, Beginners

This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling – there will be a limited number of places available. This module is designed for students with no previous knowledge of modern Greek. You will develop a basic knowledge of Greek vocabulary and grammar, and develop skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing at a…

Health Economics

This short course examines the role of economic principles in understanding the behaviour of users and providers of healthcare, systems of healthcare financing and resource allocation within health systems. Key issues addressed include: The ways in which individuals respond to incentives; The advantages and disadvantages of different ways of financing health services; The role of…

Micro-credential - Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in Humanitarian Emergencies

This Micro-credential is for researchers, humanitarian aid workers, volunteers, professionals, or anyone with a keen interest in the international development sector. Through taking this micro-credential you will learn critical skills for the development, management, and monitoring of mental health and psychosocial support programming within humanitarian emergencies. You will gain knowledge of how humanitarian emergencies affect…

Managing People in Healthcare Organisations

This short course covers three interrelated subject areas: Management and organisational behaviour, human resource management, and organisation development. Throughout the course, there is a strong focus on creating a learning environment that enables students to: Explore and analyse best practice models, theories and approaches for each subject area. Reflect on and apply best practice in…

Micro-credential - Advancing Health and Assessment Practice for Healthcare Practitioners

This micro-credential is for healthcare professionals who are enthusiastic about professional development and adding to their repertoire of knowledge and skills for clinical practice. It is relevant to any healthcare professional in clinical practice wishing to develop competency and expand their knowledge in the application of advanced health and physical assessment. This cohort includes nurses;…

Micro-credential - Application of Simulation Practice in Healthcare

This micro-credential is relevant to any healthcare professionals who wish to develop competency and expand their knowledge in the application of simulation. This cohort includes doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other allied healthcare professionals who require expansion of their practice in skill and problem-based education.  Simulation in healthcare can promote patient safety by teaching the range…

Micro-credential - Digital Health - Understanding the Application of Technology in Modern Healthcare

This micro-credential will be relevant to any multi-professional staff working in healthcare design and delivery across all grades and all services. This cohort includes nurses, midwives, paramedics and other allied healthcare professionals.  This micro-credential allows healthcare professionals to understand the application of digital health technology. One example is the adoption of the electronic patient records.…

American History

An introduction to the main events of American history from the beginnings of English colonisation in the early seventeenth century to the present, this lecture-only module is divided chronologically in two parts. Among topics covered are the colonial period; the establishment of American independence; the US constitution; slavery; the Civil War; and industrialisation, urbanisation, and…

Ancient Anatolia from the Hittites to King Croesus

This lecture-only module provides an introduction to the ancient cultures of Anatolia (Asia Minor/modern Turkey) and the history, archaeology and art. The diverse people of this important Mediterranean region are less well-known than their Near Eastern counterparts to the south and Greek contemporaries to the west, but equally impressive. Beginning with the Hittites and covering…

Climate and Environment in the Pre-Modern World

Climate history is a rapidly evolving field of study that aims to: firstly reconstruct climate conditions over past centuries and millennia; and secondly understand how societies perceived and responded to changing climates and extreme weather. These aims can be best achieved by combining evidence from natural and human archives. In this module we will examine…

Early Christian Ireland, 400-1000

This module deals with what has traditionally been known as Ireland’s ‘Golden Age’. Having begun with a brief introduction to prehistoric Ireland, it covers in more detail the period from the arrival of Christianity in the fifth century to the eve of the first Viking attacks at the end of the eighth. The focus is…

Europe, 1500-1800: Power and Culture

This module explores the political and cultural history of Europe during the early modern period. It analyses the efforts of reformers to revive their churches and societies during the sixteenth century. It then examines the legacy of these reform movements and considers how cultural divisions, as well as competition for power, led to prolonged periods…

Gender: History, Culture and Representation

“The story is no longer about the things that have happened to women and men and how they have reacted to them; instead it is about how the subjective and collective meanings of women and men as categories of identity have been constructed.” (Joan Scott, Gender and the Politics of History, New York, 1988, p.6). This…

Imperialism to Globalism: Europe and the World 1860-1970

Global integration is not only a fact of modern life, but modern history writing. The interconnectedness of societies and states, and the powers forcing social, cultural and economic interaction have prompted significant scholarly assessment. This lecture-only module investigates some of the events and processes which have led to a more integrated world order between the…

Ireland 1534-1815

This module examines political, social and cultural developments in Ireland during the early modern period within a narrative and thematic framework, starting with Tudor political reform and continuing through to the Act of Union in 1800. The principal issues dealt with include the impact of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; the wars/rebellions of the sixteenth century…

Kingship and Warfare: Ireland, 1000-1318

This module begins with the rise of Brian Ború from modest origins to become Ireland’s most famous high king – a spectacular career that ended in the iconic battle of Clontarf in 1014. We explore how Irish society and kingship changed in the aftermath of Clontarf as a result of inter-provincial warfare and the changing…

Life in Modern Ireland

What do we mean by modern Ireland? Where is modern Ireland and when did it begin? Having broached these questions, this course will investigate what life was like on the island of Ireland across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Reflecting the increased focus on social and cultural themes in Irish historiography, this course addresses the…

The Hundred Years War, 1337-1453

The Hundred Years War was a series of wars, on land and sea, arising primarily from the political and dynastic conflicts of the kings of England and France. It was fought mainly in France but also engulfed Brittany, Scotland, the Iberian kingdoms, the Netherlands and other countries. The first part of the conflict is retold…

War and Peace in Modern Europe

In this module, we discuss how Europe was defined and redefined through war, military occupation, civil conflicts, and peace agreements in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Drawing on examples of various—through often interrelated—conflicts, we discuss several major questions: How did international and civil conflicts shape European culture and politics? Why was the twentieth century so…

CPD in Workplace Wellbeing

Overview Wellbeing is a core value of most societies, albeit conceptualised, defined, and promoted in diverse ways. Deriving primarily from a psychological perspective, this course introduces participants to a socio-technical systems model of workplace wellbeing, contextualising the organisation’s role between individual’s own wellbeing management, the services, infrastructure and policies in society and the physical infrastructure…

Micro-credential - Business & Human Rights: Principles & Practice

This micro-credential has been developed to facilitate senior managers, executive leaders, and board directors across the industry in understanding how they can influence, design, and implement strategies that will bring their organisations into alignment with the emerging body of compliance and regulatory frameworks with respect to Human Rights and Business. It is particularly relevant for…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Establishing a Business Case for Wellbeing

A healthy work environment is a positive aspiration for any business. But establishing an environment that supports workplace wellbeing can be challenging. The key to achieving it lies in the alignment of wellbeing goals to strategic business needs. Through this alignment leaders can craft a compelling business case for wellbeing can be made. The business…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Framework for Sustainable Workplace Wellbeing

It is well established that a healthy workforce is a happier one, with low levels of absenteeism and greater productivity. Employers across the public and private sector are developing ‘healthy workplace’ policies to support the health and well-being of their employees. This masterclass will introduce an evidence-based, eight-step framework for designing, implementing, and sustaining a…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Gathering Wellbeing Data in your Organisation

To establish an organisation’s performance in terms of workplace wellbeing, you need to gather quantitative and qualitative data. There are multiple ways to approach this and it is key to consider what data is meaningful to and can be acted upon by a given organisation. When analysed, data can give an indication of organisational-wide wellbeing,…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Shared Ownership for Wellbeing

It is widely accepted that workplace wellbeing is fundamental to establishing a happy, effective, and productive workforce, but who is responsible for managing workplace wellbeing? Balancing sole ownership and shared responsibility for wellbeing between an organisation’s leadership team and its workforce is essential. Wellbeing should be a shared and celebrated value across all organisations. A…

CPD in R for Social Data Science

Overview R for Social Data Science will introduce participants to basic computer programming skills for social data analysis. In particular, it will introduce participants to the R programming language, which is an open-sourced and cross-platform tool for statistical analysis. The aim is for participants to acquire basic programming skills. On successful completion of this module students will…

CPD in Social Data Analysis

This CPD teaches students how to apply quantitative methods to conduct causal impact analysis using data. In particular, students will learn how econometric methods can be used to answer questions related to human behaviour and strategic decision-making with the help of regression based econometric methods. With the help of this course, participants will engage with…

Micro-credential - Cyber-physical Systems and Control

This micro-credential is a thorough study of cyber-physical systems, including their vital role in the modern world, means of their production, deployment, testing, and assessment. It is suitable to a range of relevant professionals, including mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, process/control engineers and embedded systems professionals. These major industrial sectors require a workforce capable of designing…

Micro-credential - Introduction to XR: Applications and Technology

This micro-credential will give learners a broad but deep overview of the Unity3D software and how it can be used to develop Virtual and Augmented reality applications. The focus of these developments will be applications in a variety of areas, from art and music to health and training. Learners will show their design and development…

Irish Palaeography

This lecture-only course in Irish palaeography, led by Damian McManus, will give a taste of Irish palaeography from the oldest sources up to the present day. Selections of important Irish-language manuscripts from the Trinity Library, the Royal Irish Academy and the National Library will be examined, including the famous Book of Leinster and Book of…

Japanese, Intermediate

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course is offered to learners who have successfully completed Post-Beginners’ Japanese. Participants will build new language skills, at an intermediate level of proficiency, and practice conversing with fellow Japanese language learners.

Japanese, Introduction to Language and Culture

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course teaches a basic ‘survival’ repertoire of spoken Japanese and introduces some central aspects of Japanese culture, including the writing system. As much use as possible is made of authentic materials.

Japanese, Post-Beginners

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Continuing from the Introduction to Japanese Language and Culture course, this course is designed to extend learners’ ‘survival’ repertoire of spoken Japanese and their knowledge of the Japanese writing system (there is regular practice in character composition and recognition). Aspects of the cultural background are also…

Russian Language

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations and the eighth-most spoken in the world, with more than 150 million native speakers. Beyond the language, Russia has rich history and cultural and literary heritage. The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies within…

Latin Language and Culture, Beginners

This course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling – there will be a limited number of places available. This course offers a comprehensive appraisal of the language of ancient Rome and some of the central features of its literature. In this course we aim to examine the cultural context surrounding classical Latin and its…

Latin Language and Culture, Intermediate

This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers enrolling – there will be a limited number of places available. This course offers a comprehensive appraisal of the language of ancient Rome and some of the central features of its literature. In this course we aim to examine the cultural context surrounding classical Latin and…

Micro-credential - Leading People

This programme is designed for those in management roles or those transitioning into management, with the underpinning logic that effective communication and leadership is critical to success, maximising engagement, nurturing talent and teamwork.  Participants learn how to directly improve performance and the professional development of the people within their organisation and/or value chain. The programme…

Micro-credential - Leading Teams

This programme is designed to help participants improve the performance of their teams. The programme will blend theory and practice. Participants will have the chance to deepen their own self-awareness and develop a grounded approach to teamwork. There is an opportunity to work through your own team case study to ensure that the learning you…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Team Dynamics

In a professional team-based environment, we each bring a unique combination of strengths, weaknesses, expertise, skills, interests, experiences, and prejudices to a given project. The way team members interact can have a major impact on performance and cohesion. A high-performing team will always strive for something greater than its members could achieve individually and such…

Micro-credential - Foundations in Lean Operational Excellence

The modern business environment requires leaders to develop responses to global competitive challenges that ensure the survival and growth of their organisation into the future. This micro-credential is designed to support companies and managers who want to take on the challenge of developing their people and processes to achieve Operational Excellence. The primary focus of…

Introduction to Irish Family History

This evening course will run subject to sufficient numbers applying. Family History isn’t just about the past: learning about our origins allows people to get down to the granular details of our ancestors’ lives. It enables people to construct their own family narrative and personal identity. This module is taught through a series of eight…

Irish Family History: Intermediate Level

You must have completed the introduction module (Introduction to Irish Family History) to enroll in this course. Building on the theoretical foundations of the first year, participants move into experiential learning with the option of project work. We explore the Irish diaspora in all its aspects (military, mercantile, civilian, political, criminal exiles and convicts, adventurers,…

Micro-credential - Negotiating for Value

This micro-credential is for participants who are managing and leading organisations including chief executives, senior managers, sales executives, buyers and independent business people. It is also suitable for entrepreneurs, legal practitioners, and other professional service firm executives. It is designed to empower candidates to employ tried and tested negotiation strategies to create value through mutually…

Micro-credential - Cardiac Chronic Disease Management

This micro-credential is for registered nurses working in the hospital or community setting who care for patients with chronic cardiac conditions or those who are at risk of developing this condition. The micro-credential equips learners with the skills and knowledge required to aid patients/service users in self-management of their cardiac chronic disease, covering a range…

Micro-credential - Nurse/Midwife Authority to Refer for Radiological Procedures

This micro-credential expands the nurse/midwife’s scope of practice to include radiological referral and allows them to practice at the top of their licence in meeting service needs.  Through this micro-credential, nurses/midwives can be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to refer persons for radiological and other imaging procedures safely and within the…

Micro-credential - Professional, Ethical, Legal and Communication Issues informing Nurse and Midwife Prescribing and Clinical Practicum

This micro-credential is for registered nurses/midwives who prescribe medications, prescribers working in other jurisdictions who wish to prescribe in Ireland. Successful completion of this micro-credential addresses the mandatory regulatory requirement for registration as a nurse/midwife prescriber with NMBI.   It will cover content relating to professional accountability and responsibility in relation to nurse prescribing. Learners will…

Korean, Introduction to Language and Culture

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Learn a basic survival repertoire of spoken Korean and some central aspects of Korean culture, including the unique and easy to learn writing system (Hangul). As much use as possible is made of authentic Korean materials.

Korean, Post-Beginners Language and Culture

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Continuing from the Introduction to Korean Language and Culture course, this more advanced course is designed to extend learners’ basic repertoire of spoken Korean and their familiarity with the Korean writing system. Aspects of Korean culture are also explored.

Ukrainian Language

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Ukraine is the second largest country by land mass in Europe, and has a rich cultural and historic heritage. In recent times, it has captured the attention of the world. Ukrainian is a native tongue to more than 50 million people across the world, and has…

Practical Course in Botanical Art

Visual artist and botanical art teacher Mary Dillon offers a two-day practical course in botanical drawing and water colour illustration based in the Trinity Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6. All abilities will be catered for in this course as each participant will receive individual tuition. A botanical drawing session occupies the first part of Day…

Practical Course in Botanical Art

Visual artist and botanical art teacher Mary Dillon offers a two-day practical course in botanical drawing and water colour illustration based in the Trinity Botanic Gardens. All abilities will be catered for in this course as each participant will receive individual tuition. A botanical drawing session occupies the first part of Day 1 and participants produce…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Emotional Intelligence for Future Leaders

In a world of constant change, where agility is required of our organisations and of ourselves, Emotional Intelligence can be the key difference between struggling and thriving. Emotional Intelligence (otherwise known as Emotional Quotientor, or EQ) can be defined as the ability to recognise and manage our own emotions and recognise and influence the emotions…

Masterclass in Pharmaceutical Innovation

The Masterclass in Pharmaceutical Innovation has been developed by the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trinity College Dublin and Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace. This one-day in-person programme focuses on design thinking in a pharmaceutical setting, while also introducing the concept of responsible innovation. We look at innovation on a broader scale, exploring why…

Philosophy Today

Overview Discover how philosophy shapes our modern world with ‘Philosophy Today’, our new public lecture series for 2024. Over six engaging lectures, Trinity College Dublin’s distinguished philosophers will discuss their current research and reveal its practical applications. Explore the connections between philosophical inquiry and everyday life as our speakers share their current work and offer…

Polish Language

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Polish is spoken by more than 40 million people worldwide as a ‘mother tongue’, and it is the second most widely spoken Slavic language in the world. It uses Latin alphabet, and so is a great gateway to other Slavic languages. The Polish community is also…

Portuguese Language

This Portuguese course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Portuguese is official language of nine countries and is the fastest-growing European language in the world behind English. The Department of Hispanic Studies within the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies offers Portuguese language and culture courses, developed in accordance with the provisions of…

Tangent at Trinity - Masterclass in Pitching your Idea

Do you need people to back your ideas? Whether it’s convincing your boss, getting support from colleagues or securing cash from investors, sometimes it all comes down to a single compelling proposition. The secret to a successful pitch is 10% presentation and 90% preparation. In this masterclass, you will learn how to engage your audience…

Psychology: The Science of Behaviour and Mind

This course will present an overview of contemporary psychology and introduce participants to cutting-edge research undertaken by School of Psychology staff. Topics include: Mental health. Using emotions to overcome emotional distress. Perceiving our world. Early adversity and later development. Social neuroscience. Imagination. Dementia. This course is a lecture series, and there are no exams or…

CPD in Python for Social Data Science

Overview This CPD addresses the scarcity of training in data science in Ireland. Co-created with key industry partners, the programme trains participants in the fundamental knowledge and skills of social data analysis. The programme goes beyond social data analytics to address causal analysis and consider social issues that are important to industries such as inequality,…

Micro-credential - Solar Energy Conversion and Application

This micro-credential has been developed to benefit engineers, who are interested in learning more about solar energy conversion processes and applications of solar energy systems, architects interested in building integrated solar energy technologies, professionals in local authorities and NGOs, who are interested in the growing solar industry in Ireland. This micro-credential will give you an…

Micro-credential - Advanced Spatial Analysis using GIS

This micro-credential is for professionals who work with spatial data and/or maps and would like to have the ability to analyse this data and create new maps and spatial information. The production of good informative maps and the analysis of spatial data are valuable but scarce skill sets. With developments in GPS, mobile devices, and software,…

Introduction to Screen Acting

This practical 10-week course introduces students to screen acting and develops confidence in front of the camera. The course will cover the fundamentals of screen acting technique and dispel some of the myths about acting for screen. Students will work with sound and continuity crews, become familiar with the filming process, equipment, roles of the…

The Lir Academy - Intermediate Screen Acting

This course, a continuation from the Introduction to Screen Acting course, will concentrate on further developing your acting skills for film and TV work and developing confidence for the camera. As well as fine-tuning the strategies developed in the introductory level course for meeting the demands of screen acting, students will continue becoming more familiar…

The Lir Academy - Introduction to Playwriting (Online)

This ten-week programme has been created for novice or budding playwrights to explore the fundamentals of Playwriting. Throughout this programme, you will develop the tools to craft stories using frameworks such as narrative structure through plot and setting. The course will look at how stories unfold to engage, fascinate, or tease an audience. It will…

Croatian Language

This Croatian course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Croatia is a county with a rich cultural heritage, intriguing political history and world-famous natural beauty. Croatian is a South Slavic language with a mixed origin, used primarily in Croatia and by the global Croatian diaspora. It is one of the official EU languages since…

Introduction to Irish Sign Language (ISL)

This ten-week course introduces the learners to Irish Sign Language (ISL) and delivers teaching to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Classes are taught by Fourth Year ISL teaching students. The aim is to bring participants up to A1 receptive skills and A1 productive skills, enabling them to engage in a basic…

Irish Sign Language (ISL) for Beginners

This course introduces the learners to Irish Sign Language (ISL) and delivers teaching to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Classes are taught by Fourth Year ISL teaching students. The aim is to bring participants up to A1 receptive skills and A1 productive skills, enabling them to engage in a basic conversation…

Micro-credential - Enacting Human Rights in the Lives of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

This micro-credential will be relevant to all intellectual disability service providers and professionals who wish to develop competency and knowledge in respect of the enactment of human rights in the day-to-day lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  It will equip learners with the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes, and competencies to enact rights-oriented service and person-centred…

Micro-credential - Equality Diversity and Inclusion: Policy and People

This Micro-credential is relevant to those interested in understanding and promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in work and society; civil society groups, public social service sectors with a focus on health, housing, education, older people, and under-represented or socially excluded groups. Additionally, HR professionals and those in Corporate Social Responsibility roles who are driving…

Micro-credential - Low Carbon Power Technology

This micro-credential will establish the foundational physical principles that enable the extraction of useful work/energy from various sources (thermal, fluid, chemical, nuclear etc.), and present the current state of the art in power generation machinery. The important methods of power generation will each be examined, with foundational analysis, in the context of significantly reducing greenhouse…

I A Clown

This Clown course is led by Raymond Keane and will explore theatrical approaches to, and the theory of, clown. By exploring the four temperaments, the use of masks and The Mask of Red Nose we aim to help you increase your flexibility and range of expression. Raymond is a founding member of the multi-award-winning Barabbas…

The Lir Academy - Armed Combat

This is an intensive armed-combat course in rapier and dagger techniques. In 10 weeks, participants will cover the essential techniques of mastering different weapons and their safety principles, and learn fight choreography. Participants will be examined and certified by the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy in Armed Fighting at the end of the course. This course is…

The Lir Academy - Commedia dell’Arte

This one-day course will give participants an insight into Commedia dell’Arte, a deeply physical improvisational theatre technique that finds a story by going deep into the heart of characters. Commedia dell’Arte is a dynamic and invigorating challenge blending comedy and theatre. You will push your own abilities to another level and learn about yourself in…

The Lir Academy - Stage Combat

Unarmed combat is probably the most requested skill set for fight performers and this course will cover all the essentials you need to build your confidence as a performer. Focusing on acting skills, students will work to incorporate fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging, you will…

An Introduction to Religion, Theology and Peace Studies

This two-part course is comprised of two eight-lecture modules, which can be taken separately in each academic term or together to form a year-long programme. Section 1 is World Religions and Theological Frameworks, and this module examines the disciplines of religion and theology from historical and contemporary perspectives. Section 2 is Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace: Past, Present…

Religion and Society 1095-1517

At the beginning of the twelfth century western Christendom had a new optimism: a commercial and urban boom, new religious orders, new church buildings, the codification of religious law, a flourishing of religious art, a movement to ‘recover’ the Holy Land. From 1250-1500 war, plague, and religious dissent had a profound impact on European life.…

Turkish, Intermediate

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course is offered to learners who have successfully completed Post-Beginners’ Turkish. As much use as possible will be made of authentic materials. Further information on this course is available at: www.tcd.ie/slscs/evening-classes

Turkish, Introduction to Language and Culture

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. This course will teach basic spoken Turkish for everyday communication and introduce some central aspects of Turkish culture. As much use as possible will be made of authentic materials. Further information on this course is available at: www.tcd.ie/slscs/evening-classes

Turkish, Post-Beginners

This course is offered subject to minimum registration numbers. Continuing from the Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture programme, this course is designed to extend learners’ communicative capacity in spoken Turkish and their familiarity with Turkish culture. Further information on this course is available at: www.tcd.ie/slscs/evening-classes

The Lir Academy - Accents Workshops

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts runs a series of accent workshops throughout the year. Led by Lir Academy tutors, these workshops are one-day intensives for actors looking to develop accuracy in period and contemporary accents, and provide actors with a system to explore the vocal shifts required to successfully perform with confidence. For…

The Lir Academy - Audiobook Narration

An eight-week online course in audiobook narration, which explores how to approach the delivery of text in an attractive way to listeners. This course looks at: Techniques for breathing life into different styles and types of writing. How to approach narrative and characterisation. Ways to keep descriptions interesting. How to make the actor’s voice compatible…

The Lir Academy - Audiobook Narration

An eight-week online course in audiobook narration, which explores how to approach the delivery of text in an attractive way to listeners. This course looks at: Techniques for breathing life into different styles and types of writing. How to approach narrative and characterisation. Ways to keep descriptions interesting. How to make the actor’s voice compatible…

An Introduction to Woodcarving

Well-known sculptor Conleth Gent is running a woodcarving course for two hours per day, one day a week, over a five-week period. The course is based in the Trinity Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown). The main focus is on creativity and individuality and nurturing it through the medium of woodcarving. All abilities…

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