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Our Programmes

The Huston School of Film & Digital Media was established in 2003 under the active patronage of the Huston family. The School offers a pioneering suite of courses with a single starting point, the role of cultural creativity. They combine the academic and the vocational, theory and practice in professional courses that focus on "culture as central not residual".

An integrated approach creates connections between our Master of Arts programmes:

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Federal Aid

NUI Galway is approved by the US government to certify financial aid under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. US citizens attending NUI Galway as full time degree seeking students can arrange private or Federal Direct Loans to finance their education. Students are responsible for ensuring that their loan application paperwork is received prior to the 1st of July for the subsequent September intake. Students are advised to consult NUI Galway's Federal Aid webpage as soon as they receive their Letter of Acceptance. The NUI Galway School Code for Federal Aid is G12766.

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In September 2008, the Huston School commenced its first undergraduate degree programme: BA (Connect) with Film Studies. This offering is unique in Ireland, allowing students to pursue a traditional double-subject Bachelor of Arts degree with an extra specialisation in Film Studies.

The strength and diversity of the Huston's programme is linked with Galway city's far flung fame as a unique centre of culture and creativity. The presence in the school of so many interrelated courses, in a city of so much creative industry, enhances the experience of students of each individual programme.

Ph.D Studies

The Huston offers two Doctoral programmes: the traditional, thesis-only Ph.D and a practice-based Ph.D. Applications can be made at any time of year; however, for admission in September it is recommended that you apply before 15 June. Those interested in applying should, in the first instance, contact the School's Director of Research or email . Subsequently, all applications must be made through

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