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Musical Theatre & Dance (NEW for 2019/2020) – Dublin

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Performing Arts 5M5151
Trinity College London Musical Theatre Graded Exams
ISTD Vocational Graded Examination

Duration: One Year Full-Time – September to May

At Sallynoggin College of Further Education, near Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, we offer a comprehensive programme, which provides an essential blend of Dance, Music Vocal performance and Acting modules for the student who aspires to a career in Music Theatre Performance.

This course is designed to develop each performer’s unique potential and broaden their understanding of the world of Musical Theatre.

The focus is on building a comprehensive knowledge of technique and performance skills and develop their competence and ability as a professional performer.

“SCFE really prepared me, both mentally and physically for the realities of a career in dance. I have since performed and choreographed with Dance Theatre of Ireland across Europe and in China.”  
Aisling Ríannon

“A combination of a strong core group of teachers and ample opportunity to links within the wider professional dance industry set the tone from which the rest of my career prospered. 
Karla Holden Professional Dancer, Choreographer and Lecturer in DCU.


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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. Former learners have progressed to Irish and international universities. In Ireland, this includes the B.A. (Hons) in Irish Music and Dance and the B.A. (Hons) in Voice and Dance in the University of Limerick. Third level progression opportunities for QQI learners are continually being developed and enhanced. Please visit or for the most up to date information.

Some clips from our end of year shows over the last few years in SCFE


Exploring a range of musical genre and vocal training with an emphasis on timing, and dynamics for solo and ensemble work.

Developing the essential knowledge, skills and understanding of the craft of the performer.

Fundamentals of Jazz Dance styles including West End, Broadway, Fosse and Street Dance. Learning about the principles of alignment, flexibility, torso articulation, floor work and coordination.

Tap dance skills with an emphasis on rhythm, dynamics and performance.

Choreography, Musical Theatre, Music Performance, Contemporary Dance, Body Conditioning, Improvisation, Hair Artistry for Theatre Productions, TV & Film Make-Up, Communications and Work Experience.

Related Courses

Course Features

• Learners will showcase their skills throughout the year culminating in the end of year Musical Production
• Attendance at performances of Dance and Theatre
• Workshops from Industry Specialists in Theatre and Dance
• Work experience in a variety of settings


• Our large dance studio has a sprung floor, mirrors and bars.
• Changing rooms, showers and lockers
• Access to fully equipped IT suites and Library.
• Fully Equipped Hair Dressing and Make-up salon

* Wifi and Moodle

Career and Progression Opportunities

Employment as:

  • Dancer and Performer in Theatre and Film.
  • Educational Progression

Former learners have progressed to the University of Limerick, The London School of Contemporary Dance, Trinity Laban, London Studio Centre, Arts Educational, Urdang Academy, Experimental Circus Space Austria, Tilburg Academy Holland, Scottish Contemporary Dance, Guilford School of Acting and to the Universities of Leeds, Chichester, Bath Spa and Roehampton.

Entry Requirements

  • Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate or equivalent,
  • LCA or relevant experience
  • Learners should have a high degree of motivation and a passionate interest in Performing. Some previous experience is beneficial but not essential.
  • Audition and Interview
  • Mature applicants welcome
  • Applicants may be accepted without meeting formal entry requirements.