Performing Arts / Theatre, Film & TV Acting
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Performing Arts 5M5151
Duration: One Year Full-Time
This Performing Arts/Theatre, Film & TV Acting course provides a rigorous and challenging programme of study, introducing learners to the various disciplines involved in working on stage, in film and on television. Although the primary focus is on acting, the course provides an opportunity for learners to participate actively in all elements of creating and producing drama. There is an emphasis on the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of the craft of the performer.
“I chose this course as its main focus was on practical work, which suits how I learn best. The small classes also provided a safe environment in which to build confidence and technique.”
“This course has given me the opportunity to grow personally and professionally as a performer preparing me for the acting and performance industry.”
Learners who successfully complete a QQI Level 5 Certificate may be able to use their results to progress to related Level 7 and Level 8 Degree Programmes in Irish Universities and Institutes of Technology, including the University of Limerick and the University of Ulster. Third level progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced. Please visit www.qqi.ie or www.cao.ie for the most up to date information.
Former Learners have progressed to DIT, Dundalk IT, UCC and Waterford IT to study degree programmes in Drama Performance, Performing Arts, Drama and Theatre Studies and Music.
• Attendance at external Theatre Productions and Workshops
• Regular workshops facilitated by practitioners, directors and performers currently working in the industry
• Performing Arts studio
• Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library
Working with industry professionals provides a real opportunity for learners to access direct employment in
- Arts events co-ordination
- Director’s assistant
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, or LCA, or relevant experience
Audition and Interview
Mature applicants welcome
Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements