Course Description

Certificate in Drama Performance (20 Credits)

Griffith College Dublin (GCD)

The QQI Validated part-time Certificate in Drama Performance programme is delivered on  part-time basis by The LSMD and comprises of two modules from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education (60 credits) programme.

Our drama teaching programmes are designed to prepare contemporary practitioners in drama performance and education, enabling them to teach in a school or community setting or to run and manage their own drama practice or studio.

The Certificate in Drama Performance is designed for learners who lack performance experience.  The programme enables learners to concentrate on developing their performance skills at a high level with a view to progressing to a drama teaching qualification.

The programme allows learners to bridge the gap between their academic and practical capabilities. Learners engage with voice and physical movement work and are introduced to the principles of the creative process, all with the added pedagogical approach.

It is suitable for those who wish to undertake a third level programme but who are not in a position at the time to commit to the requirements of larger programmes.

    • Provides a path for the progression of drama students to teachers
    • Learners concentrate on developing their performance skills at an advanced level with a view to progressing to a drama teaching qualification.
    • Fully accredited by QQI, making them internationally recognised accredited qualifications. The only institution in Ireland offering specialised QQI validated drama education qualifications.
    • Highly focused and experienced lecturers, including guest lectures from industry, drawn from the fields of performing, directing, production, psychology, with wide experience in the area of teaching and learning.
    • Flexible schedule with part-time evening study, and day-time sessions (a mixture of Saturdays and Sundays)
    • Access toperformance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.
    • Modules are certifiedunder  QQI’s Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).



Dublin, Ireland
College Name Griffith College Dublin (GCD)
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, The Performing Arts
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Start Date 21st September 2020
Course Fee €3,569
Course Duration 1 Year Part-Time
Course Times 1 Year
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Certificate in Drama Performance
Entry Requirements Applicants must have a primary degree in a drama related field, or, a primary degree in a non-cognate (unrelated) discipline plus Grade 10 in Speech and Drama from the LSMD, or an approved substiute. All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and we do take previous experience into account. Candidates with significant prior experience in drama education or performance may also be considered under the College’s APL and APEL policy. In all such cases, candidates will be required to submit their application for consideration by the College’s academic and professional council and will be required to present for interview and/or audition.
Career Path Graduates of the programme have taken many routes and are gainfully employed in the performing arts sector and working within the early – years sector. Many graduates have progressed to further studies upon completion of this programme. Students can progress onto the Certificate in Drama Education (45 Credits) and/or the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education (60 Credits) programmes.
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