Course Description

Theatre Studies and Performance

Dunboyne College of Further Education

This course will facilitate students to appreciate and learn the skills of Theatre performance, including acting,
directing, stage design and production. Through a combination of lectures, workshops and practical exercises
students will develop an array of skills. Students will acquire the skills and knowledge to bring characters and stories to life on stage. In addition to this, you will develop a knowledge of theatre throughout the years and gain a good understanding of Ireland’s most prolific playwrights.
Course overview
Acting: Students will learn the fundamentals of acting, which include and incorporate techniques for character
development, voice projection, including; mime, movement, and improvisation. Students will also have an opportunity to study Irelands greatest performers and liaise with those in industry, with the opportunity to perform scenes from classic and contemporary plays.
Directing: The ability to direct plays a pivotal role in theatre performance and students will have the opportunity to
become ensconced in the creative process, including reading scripts, casting, and working with actors. You will
also have the opportunity to direct scenes from plays and receive feedback from peers and teachers.
Stage Design: Stage design is integral to theatre performance and students will have an opportunity to learn
the basics of stage design, which includes set construction, lighting, sound and costume design. You will also explore the relationship between stage design and performance and how to create a cohesive and effective visual aesthetic for a production.
Production: You will gain first-hand experience of producing a play, including managing budgets, scheduling rehearsals, marketing and PR. You will also develop skills in team building in bring a production to fruition.

The following modules will be offered subject to availability or demand and are subject to change:

• Performance Craft
• Theatre Studies
• Acting Skills and Techniques
• Communications
• Work Experience
• Music Performance
• Event Production
• Technical Skills for Theatre
• Sound Engineering and Production

• Level 5 Theatre Performance 5M5163

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Course Code 5M5163
College Name Dunboyne College of Further Education
Course Category Dance, Music & Theatre Performance, The Performing Arts
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland
Course Start Date 17th September 2024
Course End Date 23rd May 2025
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times Full time
Awarding Body QQI
Entry Requirements ENTRY REQUIREMENTS • Leaving Certificate or Leaving Certificate Applied or; • Mature Students or; • Other equivalent qualifcations All applicants will be interviewed regardless of previous qualifications. Apply directly at
Career Path There are now over 175 places in First Arts in Maynooth University, 30 places in UCD as well as numerous places in DCU, Mater Dei, Milltown, UCC, Technological University of the Shannon Athlone, South East Technological University Carlow, NUIG, TUD, St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Marino Institute of Education, American College Dublin, Dun Laoghaire IADT, NCAD, and other colleges and universities for students who hold a QQI qualification in General Studies or Language and European Studies. There are also opportunities in education, travel and tourism, European administration, local heritage concerns as well as in the business world through insurance, banking, or international trade. EXAMPLES OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRESSION: MTU Cork: MT938 Musical Theatre (Level 8, 4 Years) TCD: TR025 Drama and Theatre Studies (Level 8, 4 Years) NUIG: GY118 Arts (Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies) (Level 8, 4 Years) SETU Waterford: SE200 Arts - Theatre Studies (Level 8, 3 Years) Mary Immaculate College: MI002 DTS Drama and Theatre Studies Arts (Level 8, 4 Years) DKIT: DK770 Theatre and Film Practice ATU Sligo: AU824 Performing Arts (Theatre Design) (Level 7, 3 Years) MTU Cork: MT939 Theatre and Drama Studies (Level8, 4 Years) UCC: CK112 Theatre and Performative Practices (Level 8, 3-4 Years)
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01 8015968
Dunboyne Business Park, Dunboyne, Meath, Ireland

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