Screen Arts School

Visual Storytelling at the Intersection
of Art and Technology

Screen Arts School

Make and Explore Meaningful and Inclusive Visual Media through Live Online Classes

Screen Arts aims to create community with a unique approach to live online education through the making of meaningful work. We encourage students to explore vital issues in your life and the world at large, to stimulate critical thinking, and to make a difference.

We approach the teaching of image-making, photography, and filmmaking as ever-changing sets of technical, conceptual, technological, and aesthetic conditions, all existing within broad social and cultural contexts and a shifting media landscape. We invite students to articulate a personal creative vision through their work, to be engaged in collaborative learning, and to gain an understanding of global practices.

As we launch our new school we will roll out new classes during the week of October 19th to 25th. Below are our first three offerings.

Fred Ritchin – Images and Ideas

We are delighted to launch Screen Arts with a lecture series by Fred Ritchin. Nov 17th, 2020 – Dec 15th, 2020

IMAGES AND IDEAS is an exploration of underlying contemporary trends in photography and imaging. The five lectures will consider questions such as: What are the essential differences between analog and digital media? Do images today have the same meanings that they had during the last century? In a “post-truth” era can image-based media still provoke social change? More

Dates: Nov 17th, 2020 – Dec 15th, 2020
Day: Tuesday
Time: 1 to 2.30pm EST (6pm to 7.30pm GMT)
Level: Open to All
Class Size: Maximum 400
$50.00 (€43.00)

Photo Credit: Maria Cherdantseva

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Screenwriting Masterclass

This is a six week Master class screenwriting course with Mark O’ Connor (Writer-Director of Cardboard Gangsters). The course is devoted to exploring the ins and outs of screenwriting.

Dates: M: Nov 16th, 2020 – Dec 21st, 2020
Time: 5.30 to 7.30 GMT (12.30 to 2.30 EST)
Level: Aspiring
Class Size: 16
€375.00 ($450.00)

Ambiguity and the New Subjectivity

How do photographers and artists investigate subjectivity in image-making in the post-internet landscape? What does it now mean to commit to an image making practice with vulnerability, honesty, and integrity? What is the potential role of analogue processes in a digitised world?

The course will be co-taught by the photographers Dorje de Burgh and Ronan McCall and will alternate between critique and technique.

Dates: W: Nov 18th, 2020 – Dec 16th, 2020
Time: 5.30 to 8.30 GMT (12.30 to 3.30 EST)
Level: Aspiring
Equipment: Camera/portfolio
Class Size: 12
275.00 ($330.00)


When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.

Masterclass and Innovative Longer Program Modules Starting in February 2021

Stay tuned!

Starting in 2021 we will be offering novel concept longer programs and master class retreats. Scholarships will be available.

Visual storytelling combines the narrative text of a story with creative elements to augment and enhance the traditional storytelling process. By design, it is a co-creative process resulting in an intimate, interpretive, expressive technique.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in profound ways, including the ways in which we are able to gather as a learning community.