Internationally recognised drama course geared towards unearthing the next batch of world-class drama teachers.
The QQI accredited Certificate in Drama Performance from The Leinster School of Music & Drama is an international qualification offering a progression route for those who have achieved a high level of drama performance and theory to advance their studies to third level. This programme enables learners to concentrate on developing their performance skills at a high level with a view to progressing to a drama teaching qualification.
Why Study Drama at Griffith College?
The QQI Level 8 Certificate in Drama Performance is available on a part-time basis by the LSMD and comprises of two modules from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education, Ireland's only specialised certification in music and drama education qualifications. Students of the course will benefit greatly from a faculty with over a century of experience in Music and Drama Teacher training as well as a unique learning experience.Below are some of the benefits of enrolling.
- Modules certified under QQI's Accumulation of Credits & Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).
- A range of methods and techniques are explored over the course of the programme.
- Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600 seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.
- Access to fully equipped studios with the latest industry-standard music software for writing, recording, performing, editing, mixing and composing music.
- Highly focused and experienced teachers, many of whom are active in the performance arena.
- Provides a pathway for the progression of drama students to teachers.
- Can be utilised as a professional development programme to revitalise the practice of existing teachers.
- Learners concentrate on developing their performance skills at an advanced level with a view to progressing to a drama teaching qualification.
- Fully accredited by QQI, making them internationally recognised accredited qualifications. The LSMD is the only institution in Ireland offering QQI validated specialised drama education qualifications.
- Flexible schedule with part-time evening study, and day-time sessions (a mixture of Saturdays and Sundays).
- Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.
Students take two modules from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education programme, allowing them to concentrate on acquiring a specific subset of drama teaching skills and knowledge.
Preparing the Performer
The Creative Process
Applicants must have a primary degree in a drama related field, or, a primary degree in a non-cognate (unrelated) discipline plus Grade 10 in Speech and Drama from the LSMD, or an approved substiute.
Candidates with significant prior experience in drama education or performance may also be considered under the College's APL and APEL policy. In all such cases, candidates will be required to submit their application for consideration by the College's academic and professional council and may be required to present for interview and/or audition.
How to Apply
All applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility.
Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2020 will be asked for a copy of their passport.
1 year part-time.
Post Course Info
Students may progress from this programme to take further modules under QQI's ACCS scheme e.g. 45 credits Certificate in Drama Education/ Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education.
Graduates of the programme have taken many routes and are gainfully employed in the performing arts sector and working within the early – years sector. Many graduates have progressed to further studies upon completion of this programme.