English, Drama and Film are disciplines that engage critically with written, spoken and performed media from early manuscripts to contemporary blogs. The focus of the School’s activities is on high quality pedagogy informed by cutting edge research, and on teaching core skills for work and life: critical thinking, excellent written communication, the ability to synthesize, organize and present complex ideas. Our disciplines educate students in the history and practices of theatre and performance, of media and cultural production, of literary and cultural production, and of creative writing. The School’s origins go back to the foundation of UCD, and we have had a distinguished tradition of research, but also in the cultural life and practice of the state. Our current Head of School is Professor John Brannigan.