Performing Arts

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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)
  • Musical Theatre Performance
  • 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


‘Going back to college as a mature student was a daunting prospect but I was amazed at the age range of students in the college. With parking and state of the art facilities – particularly in the performing arts course it has everything you need. We have an amazing studio space, amazing teachers and going back to study was a great experience for me.’


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)

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

PLSS Code: 371075
Coordinator: Anna Galligan