Please note the booking process for the UCD Summer School 2017 has now closed


Seize the opportunity to experience university life with UCD’s Summer School for secondary school students entering 6th Year or (Year 13 A-Level) in September 2017. This Summer School also welcomes applications from Transition Year students.

Choose from one of our classes below for more information and booking.



Art History

Find out what it takes to study Art History at university by taking part in our one day UCD Art History Summer School. Art History is for you if you are interested in any or all of the different aspects of visual culture: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms including photography, film, video and performance.



What happens on the day?

The UCD Art History Summer School is designed to give you an insight into life as a UCD Art History student. It will include taster lectures, workshops and mini seminars, with information on career opportunities for Art History graduates.

Who can apply?

The Summer School is for students who are going into 6th year or Year 13 (A Level) in September 2017.

What does it cost?

The UCD Art History Summer School costs €35 and includes a sandwich lunch and tea/coffee. A reduced rate of €15 is available for applicants whose families are in receipt of job-seekers or disability payments. If you wish to avail of this discount rate please email Kathy.L.Murphy@ucd.ie before booking your course.


Telephone enquiries in relation to the UCD Art History Summer School can be made to Ms Elizabeth Varley on +353 1 716 8162.

Where will the UCD Art History Summer School take place?

The UCD Art History Summer School will take place in UCD Newman. UCD Newman is building number 41 on the UCD Map



Time Activity Details
9.30 – 10.00 Registration  Room J004, Newman Building.
10.00 – 11.00 Welcome and Introduction Nicola Figgis: What is Painting?
11.00 – 11.30 Refreshments
11.30 – 12.00

Conor Lucey

What is Architecture?
12.00 – 1.00 Tour of Campus buildings
1.00 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 3.00 Project work/Quiz Using Art and Architecture of Ireland as a resource. Room J007, Newman Building
3.00 – 4.00 Carla Briggs  UCD Sculpture Trail

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