Performing Arts

If you aspire to a career in acting, dance or musical theatre, this practical course will help you realise your talent and ambitions. We will help you develop a real technical and artistic grounding through expert practical tuition, and live performance projects.

You will develop skills in acting, dance, voice and musical theatre and will have opportunities to perform in a range of productions. The course explores the Performing Arts Industry and career preparation, and the study of the world of Theatre.

You will prepare for auditions for progression in each area and will be supported to develop your confidence and understanding of your skills and strengths.

What Makes This Course Special?

  • Practical skills training in Performing Arts
  • Performance projects
  • Outstanding facilities, including performance studio
  • Collaboration with our partners VISUAL Carlow
  • Support for audition preparation

Course Content

  • Acting Skills and Techniques
  • Dance (Contemporary/Jazz)
  • Singing and Voice
  • Performance Craft
  • Theatre Studies
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Progress to further study and careers including:

  • Actor (Stage, TV, film)
  • Dancer
  • Musical Theatre Performer
  • Director
  • Writer
  • Producer
  • Teacher
  • Community Arts Practice


My time in the Performing Arts course taught me so much, not only about theatre, music, and dance, but that confidence is what makes you shine on and off the stage. Even if performing isn’t your goal, this course will give you that extra boost to pursue whatever it may be!

The lecturers are exceptionally helpful, and I found the classmate experience to be just as encouraging. The studio facilities are amazing on campus. Overall, I will forever be grateful for my time there, learning lessons that will stand by me always.


Entry Requirements


  • QQI Level 5 Certificate in Theatre Performance 5M5163


  • 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)
  • Students may have to purchase dance shoes – approximate cost €20

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

PLSS Code: 415721
Coordinator: Anna Galligan