QQI LEVEL 5 COURSES
No CAO points requirement!
Applications Open for September 2023
Drama and Theatre Arts
The Theatre Performance course provides a training in 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. Classes are taught through practical workshop supported by discussion and reflection.
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.
|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.
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 unique and long-established course has a reputation for being very different from other forms of theatre training. Whilst it provides a complete actor’s training, covering script work, improvisation, characterisation, physical theatre and devising skills, there is a strong emphasis on personal and artistic growth, alongside others, in an ensemble group experience.
The training is mostly practical. An accumulation of theatre skills, explored in friendly, non-judgemental workshops, lead to public performances that are renowned for their originality and extraordinary dramatic vitality. The drama course also integrates other strands of the arts to complement theatre experiences, so students who wish to develop visual, musical, dance or other artistic skills are particularly well-suited to this training.
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:
• Theatre Production
• Arts Administration
• Community Arts
• Workshop Facilitation
• Theatre Writing
Students who successfully complete the QQI Level 5 Award will be eligible to apply for the QQI Level 6 Award but also has a large choice of Diploma and Degree course options through the CAO System, See our progression/ links document on HYPERLINK “https://kinsalecampus.ie/links” www.kinsalecollege.ie/links for more details.
CCPS (Cork Colleges Progression Scheme)
CIT CR700 Theatre & Drama Studies L7
CIT CR121 Music
CIT CR125-9 Popular Music
UCC CK112 Drama & Theatre Studies
Mary I MI001 Contemporary & Applied Theatre Studies
The Lir Academy Trinity College Dublin
The Gaiety School of Acting Professional Actor Training 2YR
Salford University Manchester UCAS W440 Theatre & Performance Practice
Facilities in the Department
Participants are required to undertake a minimum 10 days of work experience in a suitable environment. All participants will take place in a fully rehearsed public performance at the end of the year to fulfil this requirement.
The Theatre Performance course is taught by professional theatre artists working both in Cork and nationally. The course is designed to offer students the opportunity to explore and develop their creative expression within a group environment that is safe, supportive and fun. As well as promoting physical, imaginative and vocal development, drama improves self-confidence, communication, and group skills.
Kinsale College has a unique, specially designed and purpose built amphitheatre providing drama students with a perfect space for rehearsal and public performance. Students also perform, on occasion, in venues outside kinsale. 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.