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Ireland: Community-Engaged Theatre

Graduate Study Abroad

The University is continuing to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on future travel. In the event that travel is not possible, Steinhardt Global Affairs will work with faculty on a case-by-case basis to explore alternatives.

There are many ways to engage dynamically with a community to give voice to its members, whether in a drama classroom or an applied theatre setting. This course will explore how we -- as teachers, teaching artists, university students, recreational leaders, language and speech arts specialists, theatre directors, actors, integrated arts educators, and community leaders – can implement best practices in facilitation and outreach in any given community. How does one establish equity, transparent communication, and collaborative exchange? What skills do teaching artists need?

In Ireland, the arts are woven into the fabric of the community. And in this course, students will work with Ireland’s finest drama practitioners and theatre artists, who have affiliations with organizations such as the Abbey Theatre, SoloSIRENS, Tallaght Community Arts, and The Ark. Together, through their expertise and enthusiasm, we will investigate creative skills in storytelling, devising, and playwriting, along with approaches to using dramatic activities to create a context for theatre work.

Joe Salvatore

Clinical Professor of Educational Theatre; Vice Chair for Academic Affairs


Dublin, Ireland

Program Dates:

July 8 - 23, 2023

Application Deadline:

  • Priority Deadline: February 9, 2023
  • Regular Deadline: March 9, 2023*

*Rolling admission continues thereafter on a space-available basis

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduate students who have:
    • 96+ earned credits by course start date
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their advisor
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are both:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Currently hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States.

Related Areas of Study:

  • 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.


Students are required to self-register for the listed course per the NYU Academic Calendar for Summer 2023 for a total of 3 credits:

  • MPAET-GE 2979, Section 099 (Class #4541) - Creating Meaning Through Community Drama (3 credits)

Offered through the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions 

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may apply towards their program requirements and degree completion.


Joe Salvatore, Clinical Professor of Educational Theatre, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions.


Students stay in shared-occupancy housing arranged by the Office of Global Affairs.

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.


Estimated Direct Cost Total - $8,547

View NYU Steinhardt Graduate Study Tuition and Fees set for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Tuition, Housing, and Activity fees will be due based on Bursar's Payment Schedule for the Summer 2023 term.

PLEASE NOTE: Students are responsible for purchasing transportation and airfare to/from the program location. All students participating in the program are required to live in NYU-provided housing.

Students 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: KayakGoogle Flights, and Student Universe for student rates.

Students are encouraged to budget for study abroad programs based on individual needs. You may use online budgeting tools such as NumbeoExpatistan, and Budget Your Trip to budget for your ideal study abroad experience.

Learn about graduate study abroad scholarships and other funding opportunities.

Flight, Travel, Visa Information:

Global Affairs will inform participants about pandemic-related travel and entry requirements for their destination. COVID-19 vaccination is required, and testing may also be necessary for departure to and returning from your program destination.

Flight: Students purchase their own international travel to coincide with program dates. Please keep in mind that flights arriving in Ireland 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: U.S. Citizens do not need a visa to enter Ireland.

All other passport holders should check their visa requirements on the embassy/consulate website respective of their nationality. For further guidance on visas and other non-immigration matters, contact OGS Outbound Student Services at

Helpful links: U.S. State Department, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide (Dublin).

Weather: In July, temperatures in Dublin typically range from 52°F to 68°F. Visit BBC Weather to learn more about local weather conditions in Ireland.

Pre-Departure Resources:

Visit the Steinhardt Study Abroad Resources website and get a head start on preparing for your study abroad program experience.


Visit the Office of Global Affairs Short-Term Graduate Courses Policies page.

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