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Theatre Performance

Theatre Performance

Course No 133


One Year Full Time


QQI Level 5 award in Theatre Performance 5M5163

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate standard including Leaving Certificate Applied. All students will be interviewed.

Work Placement

Throughout the year students are involved in every aspect of their college theatre and performance productions. Students can also avail of industry related work experience in event management during the annual Five Lamps Arts Festival, a yearly event which includes music, theatre, visual arts events and community projects.

Course Aims

This course is designed to give you the foundation in a broad range of theatre practices to help you develop skills and confidence in performance techniques. A children's play at Christmas written by writer-in-residence Niamh Gleeson Dear Frankie and a classical play in spring at the Sean O'Casey Theatre form a major part of the course to enable learning in a friendly and professional atmosphere. Over the course of the year students avail of workshops with leading theatre practitioners. By the end of the course, students will have a collection of work in preparation for interviews and auditions and we will offer guidance on further studies in theatre and drama. Having secured experience and skills on the course, students may use this as a foundation for entry into further studies including acting and drama degrees.

Course Content Overview (or Year One)

Acting Skills and Technique

Theatre Studies

Performance Craft


Theatre Performance

Work Experience

Script Writing

Stage Management and Administration

Event Production/Management  


Future Prospects

Past students have gone on to study in Trinity College, UCD, DCU, NUI Maynooth, NUIC, DIT, Tralee Institute, Belfast Institure of HE, Winchester University, Edgehill University Liverpool, New York University and ARTSTRAIN with NAYD in Dublin. In some cases students have gone into professional theatre work directly from Marino College. Recent graduates have appeared with Druid Theatre Company, Fair City (RTE), Sweet Media Production Company, Maylin Theatre Co, Smock Alley Theatre and the Irish Film Festival LA.