Project Description

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

You will be supported to progress to Performing Arts and Drama college through focused audition preparation.

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
  • TV and Film Acting
  • 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


Additional Costs

  • Students will require rehearsal clothing – €30 approx

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

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PLSS Code: 304999
Coordinator: TBC