The semester and academic year curriculum offers a wide selection of courses in diverse academic disciplines. Most courses are taught at Griffith College Dublin (GCD). Music and Drama courses are taught at Leinster School of Music. Sound Production courses are taught at Pulse College (Windmill Lane Recording Studios) affiliated with GCD.
The normal load is 4 courses per semester. Students may enroll in a 5th course with approval from KEI. The Irish History & Culture course is required. Internships are available to qualified students.
Use the the Course Offerings file (in the Download Files box) to select courses. Select a subject area (below) and click a course title to download syllabus. If a syllabus is not available, contact KEI and we will request a syllabus from Griffith College.
Music and drama courses are taught at Leinster School of Music. Leinster is affiliated with Griffith College Dublin and located on the same campus. Most music and drama courses run for 15 contact hours and equivalent to 1 semester credit. A tutorial fee of 650 Euro applies for each music and drama course since class sessions are one-on-one with the instructor. The tutorial fee is in addition to the regular KEI program fee.
Sound production courses are taught at Pulse College in partnership with Griffith College. Pulse College is based at the famous Windmill Lane Recording Studios (home to artists such as U2, Ed Sheeran, AC/DC and Lady Gaga). Students may enroll in up to 2 production courses per semester. Many courses require prerequisite knowledge and skills.
Internships allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships are 3 credits. Most companies/organizations require a commitment of 30 hours per week. In addition to the internship, students can enroll in up to 4 courses per semester (although KEI recommends only 3 courses). Placement is based on professional interests. Positions are available in business, marketing, graphic design, communications, law, public relations, hospitality, humanitarian aid, photography, journalism and media. Below is a list of possible placements. Actual placement may be at a different company or organization.
World Trade Center Dublin
Extreme Event Ireland Ltd
Magazines Ireland Ltd
Dermot O'Leary Gallery
The Little Museum of Dublin
Griffith College uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Most courses at Griffith College are 6 to 8 ECTS credits. As a general rule, 1 ECTS credit is equivalent to .5 semester credits in the USA. For example, a course at Griffith College that is assigned 6 ECTS is equivalent to 3 semester credits in the USA.
Credit and transcripts issued by Griffith College Dublin (accredited in Ireland) and Lincoln University (accredited in USA)
Griffith College Dublin, established in 1974, is Ireland’s premier independent college. The College consists of five faculties offering undergraduate and graduate-level courses to 7,000 students from more than 50 countries. Griffith is known for its excellent academic standards, small class sizes, focus on professional development and expert professors. The school enjoys a strong national and a growing international reputation. Griffith College is housed in a series of historic buildings, located on a 7-acre campus, within Dublin city center.