Advanced Performing Arts & Theatre Studies

Our Advanced Performing Arts and Theatre Studies programme is designed for students who want to work in the professional world of Theatre and Performing Arts. You will have the opportunity to develop advanced level technical skills in Acting, Dance and Voice, as well as focused preparation for auditions both for access to Higher Education courses, and for performance roles and casting.

This advanced course includes in-depth study of creative performance development processes including improvisation, characterisation and devised and scripted work.

Our expert teaching team, themselves professional practitioners, will guide your work, and support you to develop your own individual skills, talents and areas of expertise. Your learning and assessment will be grounded in real professional practice, and you and your course group will form a theatre performance company, producing a programme of public performances throughout the course.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • New for 2024/25
  • Performance Based programme
  • Audition preparation
  • Purpose built Performing Arts Studio
  • Expert teaching team
  • Partnership with professional theatre venue
  • Excellent progression routes

Course Content

  • Engaging with Drama
  • Creating Drama
  • Leadership
  • Work Experience
  • Theatre Studies
  • Characterisation
  • Improvisation
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Musical Theatre Performance Skills

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Audition preparation for non-CAO Theatre Schools and Conservatoires
  • AU823 – Performing Arts (Acting) Level 7
  • AU931 – Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts
  • MT938 – BA in Musical Theatre
  • MT939 – Theatre and Drama Studies – Level
  • DN530 – Music, Film & Drama – Level 8
  • DN520 – BA Arts Degree (with Drama Studies) – Level 8
  • CK112 – Theatre and Performative Practices – Level 8
  • TR025 – Drama and Theatre Studies – Level 8
  • TR635 – Music/Drama Studies – Level 8
  • TU962 – Drama (Performance – audition) – Level 8

Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 6 Certificate in Drama 6M3566


  • All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
    (see costs, fees and finance)

Garda Vetting
See the Garda Vetting details on the Entry Requirements Page

PLSS Code: 416416
Coordinator: Anna Galligan