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Ireland: IT 4610 Media Design Practicum and Capstone

Earn three credit hours by enrolling in a month-long media design course abroad! Collaborating with a spectrum of disciplines across our campus, and working directly with industry professionals and advanced media design software and video and audio capture technology for an immersive hands-on experience.

The media study abroad program in Information Technology will explore international media trends in photography, film, and television production, as well as provide the students with the challenges and rewards of managing large scale production projects in an international setting.

Students work directly with course instructors and course mentors from the industry for a hands-on, one-on-one experience, with special attention paid to their portfolios and projects.

This intensive four-week experience mirrors the demands of the industry while providing the student with valuable cultural exposure to countries across the world. Whatever your interest area in media production, the IT Program’s study abroad course will be a great place for you to learn and immerse yourself inside the beauty of the host country.

IT students often work side-by-side with students from a spectrum of disciplines across campus, giving all who participate a wide range of experience and exposure to the areas of study.

This course may also be taken for writing-intensive credit. For Information Technology seniors, if taken as writing-intensive, it will satisfy the capstone requirement needed for graduation, while also serving as one of the required writing-intensive courses.

Courses taught in English.

Program Dates

Program information and applications becomes available approximately September 15. Program dates are approximately June 2, 2019 through June 26,2019.

*Students will be required to attend 1-2 pre-departure classes covering some course material, safety, packing, and other travel requirements


  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Kilarney, Ireland
  • Cork, Ireland
  • Galway, Ireland

Program Activities

  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Cultural excursions to sites like the Cliffs of Moher or Aran Islands
  • Film and photography coursework in national parks and throughout Irish countryside and villages
  • Included in the program fee


Shared dorm apartments at Trinity College in Dublin, with hotels and hostels during site visits. Trinity College is one of the Top 100 technical universities in the world and is renowned for their engineering and science programs.


Open to all IT, Journalism, Film Studies, Digital Storytelling, and Communications students, as well as other UM System and SEC students


Program Fee: $3,000*

*Includes on-site support, housing, international health insurance, Engineering Study Abroad fees, International Center fees, cultural excursions, program-related transportation, partner university lectures, company visits and some meals.

Additional Costs:

Tuition & Educational Fees (3 credits hours): $1,516*
*Based on Missouri Resident tuition & fees

Airfare: $1,250 – $1,300

Personal Expenditure Estimates:

Meals & Local Transportation $1,000

Click here to check itemized costs for Missouri Residents
Click here to check itemized costs for Non-Residents

These budgets are an estimate valid at the time of printing and are subject to change. Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than the figures provided. The given amounts are estimated costs based on current exchange rates and on the information provided to us by your host program or institution.

Financial Aid

All eligible students may apply for scholarships through the College of Engineering Study Abroad programs found here.

Financial Aid packages are typically granted in the form of low-interest student loans that cover all trip related expenses (tuition, fees, accommodations, activities and personal expenses)

To be considered for aid, you must:

  • Be enrolled in a study abroad trip
  • Complete your financial aid worksheet with your study abroad advisor
    • Take the sheet to Student Financial Aid in 11 Jesse Hall to meet with a financial aid advisor (no appointment necessary or an appointment can be made through MU Connect).

If you are awarded financial aid for study abroad, it will be applied to your MU account according to the regular financial aid disbursement schedule.


Apply now.

First come, first serve basis until the course is full (limited to 30 students).

Registration deadline: February 14, 2019

Course Instructor

Brian Maurer

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