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Acting & Theatre Performance

Acting & Theatre Performance

Acting & Theatre Performance

Course Code: 5M5163

QQI Level 5

Course Details

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Course Outline

This Acting & Theatre Performance PLC course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level.

The course has numerous unique features; specialised acting & vocal workshops from professional practitioners, guaranteed Acting roles in films & links with casting agencies., weekly theatre visits & guests, various public theatre performance opportunities in established professional venues such as Nuns Island Theatre & Druid Lane Theatre, Galway.

Irish Board of Speech and Drama Logo There is an opportunity within the course to complete the following optional courses awarded by the Irish Board of Speech and Drama for an additional fee. IBSD Diploma examinations provide a rigorous test of knowledge, technical expertise and interpretive skills, and are oriented to the needs of those who wish to become professional drama practitioners or who wish to teach speech, drama and communications as a career.

  • Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance
  • Diploma of Associate in Musical Theatre Performance
  • Diploma of Associate (Teaching): AIBSD

See Irish Board of Speech and Drama


Work Experience

Work experience takes place throughout the academic year where students gain the opportunity to study and master acting techniques and performance skills in the theatre, television and film sectors.

Special Features

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Entry to the course is subject to audition and interview.
Previous training in performance is not required.
Applications from mature students particularly welcome.

Please Note

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.

Course Modules

This program covers the full spectrum of skills training needed to succeed as a screen actor: acting, voice, movement, improvisation, and script analysis. Students will learn what it takes to express themselves through the art and craft of screen acting, gain on-camera confidence and learn how to shine at an audition.
As part of the Acting Skills and Techniques module students will gain valuable acting experience performing onstage in two public performances, a devised show and a scripted production. Throughout the year students will be introduced to a comprehensive range of acting skills and techniques.
This programme module aims to facilitate the learner to develop the academic, vocational & personal language, literacy and/or numeracy skills related to Communications. It will assist the learner in understanding the use of modern information and communications technology integrated with the role played by communications and relevant legislation in human interaction.
Students will develop excellent practice in rehearsal and ensemble work. They will gain experience in Audition and Interview technique with attention to character development, interpretation and performance.
Students will acquire skills in Stage Management and Administration. This module explores important aspects of staging theatre productions and gives practical hands on experience in production management.
Throughout this module students will gain a clear understanding of the skills needed to work in theatre and an extensive knowledge and analysis of the different aspects of theatre and drama.
This programme module aims to provide a Learner with the personal knowledge, skills and capacity to participate in a suitable work placement under supervision for a limited time. It will also facilitate the learner to develop an understanding of the world of work and employment, Including the rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee.

Progression Routes

Graduates have progressed to Degree courses throughout Ireland & UK; E.g
  • Performance Arts, IT Sligo
  • Theatre & Drama Studies, Cork Institute of Technology
  • Drama - Performance Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Drama Theatre & Performance Studies NUI, Galway
  • UK Colleges: Central School of Speech and Drama, London,
  • Acting, Rose Bruford College
  • Musical Theatre, University of The West of Scotland
  • Drama & Performance Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Many mature students have progressed to Masters Courses; eg.
  • MA in Drama Therapy (Maynooth)
  • MA in Theatre Studies (NUI, Galway)
  • MA in Script Writng (NUI, Galway)

Career Opportunities

Past Students have successfully pursued acting careers in theatre, TV and film.

There is an opportunity within the course to complete the following optional courses awarded by the Irish Board of Speech and Drama for an additional fee. IBSD Diploma examinations provide a rigorous test of knowledge, technical expertise and interpretive skills, and are oriented to the needs of those who wish to become professional drama practitioners or who wish to teach speech, drama and communications as a career.

  • Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance
  • Diploma of Associate in Musical Theatre Performance
  • Diploma of Associate (Teaching): AIBSD

See Irish Board of Speech and Drama

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