Global Programs

Ireland: Community-Engaged Theatre

The word “audience” can refer to many different groups or communities: children in a classroom, patrons in a theatre, spectators on a street. How do we -- teachers, teaching artists, university students, recreational leaders, language and speech arts specialists, theatre directors, actors, integrated arts educators, and community leaders-- engage an audience with our work in the theatre and in the drama classroom? You'll work with Ireland’s finest drama practitioners and theatre artists, with affiliations through Upstate Theatre and the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College in Dublin, to explore facilitation, devising, and playwriting/adaptation, along with approaches to using dramatic activities to create context for theatre work. 



 Dublin, Ireland

Program Dates:

Not offered in 2014; please check back for updates.

Application Deadlines:

Round 1: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Round 2: Sunday, February 9, 2014

Round 3: Sunday, March 16, 2014

More about deadlines and how to apply

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate seniors who have:

○       96+ earned credits

○       related course work

○       approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor

  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Suggested Majors/Professions:

  • Educational Theatre
  • Performing Arts Administration
  • International Education
  • Drama Therapy

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


MPAET-GE.2979, Creating Meaning Through Community Drama  (3 credits)

MPAET-GE. 2400, Seminar in Applied Theatre (3 credits)

Offered through the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

2012 Sample Syllabus


Joe Salvatore, MFA

Program in Educational Theatre, New York University


2014 Graduate Tuition: $1,422 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: if enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

Bursar’s payment deadline dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2013 Housing Fees: $1,700

2013 Activity Fees: $500

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar billing schedule.

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Student will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayama Google Flights and for student rates.


Students will stay in shared accommodations on the campus of Trinity College.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving into Dublin typically depart New York a day in advance.

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date. 

Visa: US citizens require a valid passport and do not require a visa for visits to Ireland of less than three months in duration. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

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Weather:  In July and August, temperatures in Dublin tend to be cooler than New York, usually between 60° and 70° Fahrenheit. 

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