Performing Arts

QQI Level 5- Theatre Performance
QQI Level 6- Drama

We offer a vibrant, exciting and creative course, designed to give students the opportunity to develop skills that can help them advance to further study and the professional world of performing arts. Improve your performing, auditioning and technical production skills. Learn to work collaboratively with other creative individuals. Display your talents and discover your strengths. Students will work in various professional theatres and performance venues. Our tutors and visiting practitioners are industry professionals.

Course Content

Year 1

  • Performance craft
  • Acting skills and techniques
  • Theatre studies
  • Communications in theatre
  • Work experience
  • Music performance
  • Stage management
  • Dance performance
  • Technical theatre skills
  • Acting for camera

Year 2

  • Engaging with Drama
  • Creating Drama
  • Communications in Drama
  • Work practice
  • Improvisation
  • Characterisation
  • Theatre studies
  • Musical theatre performance skills

Additional Training

Workshops with industry professionals.
Performance within a professional theatre context.
Professional placement.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate (including LCA).
  • Appropriate approved prior learning (APL).
  • Mature students are also welcome to apply.

All applicants will be invited to attend a group workshop. Applicants will be given a piece to site read. Comfortable clothing and footwear should be worn.


Year One – QQI Level 5- Theatre Performance

Year Two – QQI Level 6- Drama

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our course can pursue a career in many areas of theatre/film/ drama and the broader entertainment industry.

Work Placement

Students have the opportunity to work in various professional venues in both performance and production roles.


2 Years Full-time

Course Charges

Year 1: €50
Year 2: €50