The Atlantic Academy of the Arts in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) will once again be running the very successful and popular Music and Creative Media Workshops this summer July 23rd to 27th and July 30th to August 3rd.
The workshops are designed for anyone over 16 years old with an interest in Music and Creative Media or considering a possible career path in this area.
Based in the new PJ Carroll Building, DKIT and their Music and Creative Media Department have successfully established a proven track record of offering high quality courses and excellent service where students can work with the best and latest equipment and facilities.
Students on the practical based Music and Creative Media Summer Workshops can look forward to subjects such as photo shop, Flash animation, Video editing, Dreamweaver – web design, Audio recording techniques and DJ-ing.
Tommy Fegan, Atlantic Academy of the Arts said, “This is a great opportunity for anybody with an interest and a flair for Music and Creative Media. Last year was our first year running the programme that was a great success. This year we have decided to organise two weeks and give people more opportunities to attend.”
“The Music and Creative Media Summer Workshops will be staffed by our expert tutors who are graduates of DKIT in Creative media, film and music and are being employed under our Graduate Employment & Mentoring programme (GEM) which provides valuable work experience to unemployed graduates,” said Tommy.
For further information on Atlantic Academy of the Arts/Dundalk Institute of Technology – Music and Creative Media Summer Workshops, Contact: James Callaghan 087-6798679; Declan Power 086-2705873; 042-9370200 (ext) 2121; www.atlanticacademy.ie
Creative Media & Music Summer Workshops
• Week 1: July 23rd – July 27th
• Week 2: July 30th – August 3rd
• Monday – Friday; 9.30am to 4.00pm
• Venue: DKIT – Dept of Music & Creative Media
• Price €150 Per week
• Age 16+
Meath Harp Ensemble concert taking place in Dunleer on the 4th June.
Students unveil creative media, film and games projects at
FÍS 2010 in the Carroll’s Building, Dundalk.
Wednesday June 2nd 6 – 9 pm. Thursday 3rd June 12 noon – 8 p.m.
Creative Media at the Dundalk Institute of Technology returns with its end of year showcase, Fís 2010, in the stunning surroundings of the newly renovated Carroll’s Building.
Featuring completely new and original work ranging from film to interactive installations and games, Fís 2010 examines a wide range of ideas reflecting on the nature of art and technology.
The work on show will highlight the relevant and diverse skills that students of creative media, film and games development acquire over the course of their studies at DKIT. The students showcasing work are graduating from five programmes: the BA and BA (Hons) in Communications (Creative Multimedia), the BA and BA (Hons) in Video and Film Production and the Bsc Hons) in Computing in Games Development.
This is an historic occasion for the Dundalk campus as the launch of Fís 2010 will be the first time that the newly refurbished Carroll’s Building will be open to the public. The original P. J. Carroll’s Building was built between 1967 and 1970. It is a fine example of an Irish take on Modernist architecture by Ronnie Tallon of the legendary firm Scott Tallon Walker. Their architecture team has successfully faced the challenge of transforming a 20th-century factory space into a 21st-century environment for education in cutting-edge creative media and technology.
Housing the School of Informatics and Creative Arts, the building is arguably the finest facility of its kind in Ireland, including a state-of-the-art TV studio, audio and radio recording studios, photographic darkroom, performance spaces and screening room.
Fís 2010 marks the beginning of a celebration of a decade of Creative Media at the Dundalk Institute of Technology. Further events will be scheduled in the Autumn.
Fís is open to all, and will be launched at 6 p.m. in the Carroll’s Building on Wednesday 2nd June. It will close at 9 p.m. on 2nd June and re-open from 12 noon – 8 p.m. on Thursday 3rd June.
Dundalk Youth Theatre
present their annual
Old Black Box Theatre
Wednesday & Thursday May 25 & 26 @8.00 PM
Cast: Aine McMahon, Rachel Herlihy, Freda McGeough, Paula Soraghan, Niamh Gaskin, Christopher Byatt,
Andrew Linehan, Sam McKeague, Derbhla Reilly, Shaun Nelson, Grainne Loughran.
Group Facilitators: Edwina Albrecht & Pat McKenna.
Producer of ‘Mugabe and the White African’ to visit Dundalk on Monday May 24th as part of The Reel Africa Film Festival in DKIT
The Reel Africa Film Festival (http://reelafrica.dkit.ie) is a free-of-charge film festival featuring a selection of recent documentaries on African themes. This is the third year the festival will run. It has been funded by Irish Aid as part of the nationwide schedule of events to mark Africa Day on May 25th 2010. This year the festival will take place on Monday May 24th, the day before Africa Day. The full programme can be seen at http://reelafrica.dkit.ie/prog.html and all are welcome at the free screenings.
The festival begins this year with a screening of ‘Mugabe and the White African’ (http://www.mugabeandthewhiteafrican.com), an intimate and moving feature-length documentary charting one family’s extraordinary courage in the face of a relentless campaign of state-sanctioned terror. Directed by Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson and produced by David Pearson and Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, the film was shortlisted for an Oscar in 2010. Producer David Pearson will be present to perform a Q&A after the film & a 2-hr master-class with students on the BA (Hons) in Video & Film Production (www.dkit.ie/film) along with members of the public.
Another film to be screened on Monday May 24th is Angels in the Dust (http://www.angelsinthedust.org/), directed by Louise Hogarth, the story of a courageous, self-sacrificing, fiercely loving woman who chooses a spiritual path over a material one. It tells of the life-changing power of one compassionate heart. For a nation overwhelmed by an epidemic of HIV/AIDS, orphans, rape, violence, and Apartheid’s legacy of social and political unrest, the film offers a clear pathway of hope and a replicable paradigm for the future.
We are Together (http://wearetogether.org/), directed by Paul Taylor is the final film to be screened at the festival this year. It is a multi-award winning feature film which tells the moving and inspiring story of 12 year old Slindile and her remarkable friends at the Agape orphanage in South Africa. Filmed over three years, with unforgettable kids, soaring music and a plot full of surprises, We are Together arrives as a stirring and uplifting theatrical documentary.
The day will finished with a screening of the short-listed films from student short film competition, followed by prize-giving ceremony at 5pm (see http://reelafrica.dkit.ie/comp.html for more information on the film competition).
The Importance of Being Earnest at Dundalk Institute of Technology
Following their success with the surreal and strange The Bald Prima Donna last November, Second Year students of the BA Applied Cultural Studies course at Dundalk Institute of Technology take on their greatest challenge, performing The Importance of Being Earnest in the new Blackbox Theatre, DKIT, from the 2nd to the 4th March 2010 at 7.30pm, for three performances only.
This is the conclusion of two years practical work by Applied Cultural Studies students in different aspects of practical theatre. The aim of their module this semester is to experience producing a play under professional conditions. Students will be involved not only in acting, but in set and costume design, stage management, lighting, sound, PR and administration.
With all the fun and romance of this special magical play, we look forward to a stunning production from this accomplished and successful group of students. Forget the winter and the recession and come along and see for yourself.
Tickets are priced at €6, and student concession price is €4.
For tickets, please contact Fiona Fearon, lecturer in Theatre Studies, at the Humanities Office, 042 9370496.
A new series of Youth Drama facilitated by Edwina Albrecht and Pat McKenna of Dundalk Youth Theatre will commence on Saturday morning November 14th 2009 from 10.30 to 12.30. in the Old Black Box Theatre Dundalk Institute of Technology.
This Drama Project has been created for 14 to 18 year-olds wishing to develop an interest in drama. It provide a forum for young people from the Dundalk area, who for different reasons may not have had the opportunity to get involved in drama before, or who have experience and are looking for an alternative and creative approach to drama.
Drama Workshops are an exciting initiative dedicated to producing new approaches to Theatre, in an environment where the work can be developed by the participants. The workshops will be innovative in their approach to drama by nurturing new and original work and providing participants with the opportunity to experiment with several dramatic techniques. They will also learn new and exiting skills in a safe and creative environment. It is envisaged that the workshop participants will produce a new and innovative theatrical production in Dundalk.
The Workshops are open to young people from all backgrounds who have an interest in drama or theatre
Application forms are available for download here or from the Dundalk Town Council Arts Office, Basement Gallery, Town Hall, Dundalk. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday November 9th.
This project is supported by the Dundalk Town Council Arts Office.