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Theatre and Performative Practices, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Cork, Ireland
The Theatre and Performative Practices programme at University College Cork offers a joint honours and single honours degree in Theatre and Performative Practices and another Arts subject such as English, Music, Languages, Maths, etc.
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The Theatre and Performative Practices programme at University College Cork  is committed to excellence in teaching and national and international research, housing an interdisciplinary research centre in performance practices.

The Department of Theatre is a dynamic centre for creativity, diversity and intellectual growth, and one of the leading drama departments in Ireland.

Key facts:

The department forms part of the School of Music and Theatre and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. It has a vibrant learning community dedicated to theory and performance practice, as well as historical, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of theatre and performing arts.

We offer courses on a full range of theatre theory and practices. The Department of Theatre has close links with leading theatres abroad, and at local level with Cork Opera House, Everyman Theatre, Triskel Centre and Firkin Crane, among others. The department is located in the Connolly Complex, near to the Granary Theatre, and has close relations with DRAMAT, one of UCC's oldest student societies (founded in 1905). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theatre and Performative Practices
  • Theories of Theatre and Performative Practices 
  • Performative Writing and Contexts
  • Theatre and Performative Practices with Music

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


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General Requirements

  • At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. English and Irish are requirements for all programmes unless the applicant is exempt from Irish.
  • All applicants are required to pass an Entrance Test and will be called for this automatically once the application is made through the CAO.
  • Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4340 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4340 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Cork

  • 860 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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