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Drama (Performance), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
This is a three-year, full-time programme in practical drama training and education. TU Dublin Conservatory has over 20 years’ experience in drama training and is one of the leading centres of education in the performing arts in Ireland.
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Overview

Our graduates have had national and international success as actors, directors, drama facilitators and drama researchers.

You’ll study fundamental acting techniques, voice and language in performance (including Shakespeare), and performance in a variety of cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts.

You’ll develop your body through movement, singing, dance and combat. You’ll learn how to use drama in social and educational contexts through performance and running workshops, and how to analyse and write about a wide range of drama and performance.

Over the three years, there are two small-scale productions and large-scale graduating production. While practical performance is at the core of the programme, you’ll be required to undertake substantial academic research and analysis as well.

Graduates go on to work as actors

  • directors
  • drama facilitators
  • researchers

Recent graduates have been employed in:

  • the Abbey Theatre
  • Gate Theatre
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • RTÉ
  • BBC
  • London’s West End
  • Buena Vista Films International
  • Showtime

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acting  
  • Voice and Speech  
  • Ensemble Performance  
  • Movement, Singing and Dance  
  • Drama Facilitation  
  • Critical Analysis  

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Applicants must apply through the CAO system. 
  • Applicants must have obtained a full award. A Component Certificate is not sufficient. 
  • The best 8 modules are used for ranking purposes for a reserved quota of places on a number of courses.
  • A major award may be accumulated over more than one academic year.  In such cases it is the responsibility of the applicant to apply to QQI for a major award where courses are taken over more than one year.
  • Applicants presenting full QQI Level 5 awards will not be required to meet minimum entry requirements based on Leaving Certificate results. The QQI Level 5 award is accepted in its own right.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3819 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3819 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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