Huston School of Film & Digital Media

Employing over 6,000 people nationwide, and generating an estimated €550 million annually, the creative industries are central to Ireland’s economic and cultural achievements on the global stage.

As a UNESCO City of Film, and the home of the Irish Film Board, Galway is situated at the heart of Ireland’s creative and cultural sector.


Research and taught programmes at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media are built upon the strong links between the school and the wider creative community, offering students the unique opportunity to collaborate with top industry professionals in a world-renowned University environment

Many Huston graduates are pursuing successful careers in the fields of Film and Media both in Ireland and abroad, including MA in Screenwriting Graduate Will Collins, who was the screenwriter of the animated film Song of the Sea, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2015. 


Huston  Screenwriting and Production & Direction graduates have screened their films at a range of international festivals including Cannes and Tribeca, and gradutes of our Film Theory programme occupy a diverse range of roles in the Media industry, including film festival programmers, script readers, and lecturers, as well as those working as writers, producers and directors. Digital Media graduates are working in a range of positions from game design through to establishing their own companies developing project ideas. Alumni of the Arts Policy & Practice and Public Advocacy & Activism programmes are also working across a diverse range of companies and organisations from charities and NGO's