QQI LEVEL 6 COURSES
No CAO points requirement!
Applications Open for September 2023
Drama: Advanced Acting Course
Students who successfully complete Drama Level 5 and level 6 in Kinsale Campus can progress to Sunderland University (UK) and take a further one year course to achieve a BA honours degree.
Our Drama course is designed for students who have already developed core performance skills. Classes and performances are centred in the college’s unique amphitheatre, and well equipped studio. The teaching practise in Kinsale is underpinned by belief in an ensemble approach to theatre and classes are taught through practical workshop.
|Course Hours:||Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information|
|Entry requirements:||1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be|
considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An equivalent level 5 award completed
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum
entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
|Course Duration:||1 year|
|Commencement Date:||September 2023|
|Course Co-Ordinator:||Ms. Belinda Wild|
|Additional Drama Website:||www.woodenotheatrecourse.com|
About The Course
This course is designed for the next generation of creative practitioners entering the performance industries, whether as actors, writers, directors, composers, singers, dancers, or stage managers.
Students are encouraged to find and follow their own unique path into the creative world, and to discover through experimental project work and performances, the tools, experiences, contacts and friendships they might need to achieve this.
Students enrolling on the course will have already developed core performance skills.
The teaching practise in Kinsale is underpinned by an ensemble approach to theatre and the course is delivered through practical workshops and self- directed projects. Emphasis is placed on devising original work through improvisation as well as the study and performance of existing play texts. Course content also includes industry preparation and acting for camera. Classes and performances take place in the college’s unique amphitheatre and well- equipped studio as well as in outside theatres and site -specific venues.
Have a look at our Drama Website
Our Career Network
Graduates may pursue careers in: Acting, Theatre Production, Arts Administration, Community Arts, Workshop Facilitation, Teaching, and Theatre Writing. Past students have pursued all of the above as well as forming their own Theatre Companies.
Education Progression Opportunities
Students who successfully complete the QQI Level 5 Award and the QQI Level 6 Award will have automatic entry to YR 3 (of a three -year BA hons degree in the University of Sunderland
See above regarding links to University of Sunderland
Audition opportunities with
The Lir Academy Trinity College Dublin
The Gaiety School of Acting Professional Actor Training 2YR
You also have a large choice of Diploma and Degree course options YR1 through the CAO System, See our progression/ links document on HYPERLINK “https://kinsalecampus.ie/links” www.kinsalecollege.ie/links for more details.
UCC CK112 Drama & Theatre Studies
Mary I MI001 Contemporary & Applied Theatre Studies
CIT CR700 Theatre & Drama Studies L7
CIT CR121 Music
CIT CR125-9 Popular Music
Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work experience in a suitable setting. Each participant will devise, produce and perform in an original piece of theatre for a public audience to fulfil this requirement.
Kinsale College has a unique, specially designed and purpose built amphitheatre providing drama students with a perfect rehearsal and public performance space. Students also perform, on occasion, in Cork at venues such as the Half Moon Theatre and the Cork Arts Theatre.
In addition there are often opportunities to take productions on tour. Links are maintained with the professional theatre, both through the permanent staff and by master classes, offered by visiting theatre professionals and course alumni in their areas of expertise. Seminars are given on the Theatre industry, employment opportunities and preparation for interview and audition.