Project Description

Performing Arts

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PLSS Code: 285570
Coordinator:David Forde

If you aspire to a career in acting, dance or musical theatre, this course will help you realise your talent and ambitions. We will help you develop a real technical and artistic grounding through expert practical tuition.

You will develop performance skills including acting, movement, dance, voice and musical theatre, and will have opportunities to perform in productions.

The course explores the Performing Arts Business and career preparation. You will be supported to progress to Performing Arts and Drama college through focused audition preparation.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • Practical skills training in performing arts
  • Performance projects
  • Outstanding facilities, including performance studio
  • Collaboration with our partners VISUAL Carlow
  • Support for audition preparation

Course Content

  • Acting Skills and Techniques
  • Dance (Contemporary/Jazz)
  • Performance Craft
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theatre Performance Skills
  • TV and Film Acting
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Actor (Stage, TV, film)
  • Dancer
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Teacher
  • Community Arts Practice

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be asked to audition as part of the interview.

Standard entry requirements.

QQI Level 5
Certificate in Theatre Performance 5M5163

Standard registration and QQI L5 exam costs (see costs, fees and finance)

Additional Costs

Rehearsal clothing – €30 approx 

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

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Early Interview Option

Apply before 29 April 2020 for the opportunity of an early interview, Early interviews normally take place in May.

Apply before August 2020 for a later interview. An offer of a place does not guarantee a place - only full payment of fees will move an applicant to registered status. If an offer is not accepted in time and a course is full then applicants will be added to a waiting list and have the opportunity to apply for another course.

Note: This is a full-time course.