Course Code: 5M5163
The Theatre Performance PLC course is now introducing an additional qualification in Speech and Drama teaching; a Diploma of Associate (Teaching) awarded by the Irish Board of Speech and Drama for an additional fee. This award provides initial professional training to enable the student with a strong interest in speech, drama, and communications to pursue a career in drama teaching or continue to further education at third level.
Students will have the opportunity to explore subject areas and develop skills in Speech, Direction & Devising a Speech and Drama Curriculum, Poetry, Storytelling, Puppetry, Mime and Movement to name but a few. The students are requested to gain work experience in this field for example in such areas as After school service & Early Learning Centres, Performing Arts or Speech & Drama Schools.
All students will follow the Theatre Performance Course, which is highly practical & performance based. There are four mainstage productions in the college calendar, along with acting opportunities in Film. It is a rigorous test of knowledge and understanding of key historical and theoretical aspects of speech and drama, providing a foundation for further study. The type of student who wishes to pursue this course must be highly self-motivated with a keen interest in the subject area, desirably having experience and learning in Speech and Drama.
GCC Registration Fee of €250 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
Irish Board & Speech & Drama Diploma Fee €380 approx.(Subject to change)
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year where students gain the opportunity to work in the Speech and Drama Field.
Specialised acting & vocal workshops from professional practitioners.
Guaranteed Acting roles in films & links with casting agencies.
Enjoy weekly theatre visits & guests
Numerous public theatre performance opportunities in established professional venues such as Nuns Island Theatre & Druid Lane Theatre, Galway.
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Graduates have progressed to Degree courses throughout Ireland & UK; E.g
Many mature students have progressed to Masters Courses; eg.
Past Students have successfully pursued acting careers in theatre, TV and film. Please see a list of careers in the field