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Drama Education

Internationally recognised course geared towards unearthing the next batch of world-class drama and arts teachers.

This drama course is designed for the contemporary practitioner in drama education, whether you are interested in teaching in a school or running a practice or studio.

Why Study Drama Education at Griffith College?
The Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education is available on a full or part-time basis over a 1-Year Period and comprises of two performance modules from the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education, Ireland's only specialised certification in drama education qualifications. The course will provide a path for the progression of drama students to teachers, as well as a professional development opportunity to revitalise the practices of existing drama teachers.

Modules are certified under QQI's Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).

A range of study options are available including part-time evening study, with the possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI ACCS scheme.

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.

Entry requirements

A primary degree in a drama related field or A primary degree in a non-cognate (unrelated) discipline + grade 10 in Speech and Drama from the LSMD, or an approved substitute. 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.


1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Academic Progression
Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education may progress on to study at Level 9.

Career Progression
Graduates of the Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education will be qualified to teach drama, either as private practitioners, or in schools, and will have a good basis for professional progression in drama education and training.

Further enquiries

Course Contacts
Suzanne Binley
Programme Director
Dublin Main Campus
T: 01-4150467

Dublin - Main Campus
+353 1 415 0400

Subjects taught

Core Subjects
Preparing the Performer
The Creative Process
Pedagogy and Drama Teaching Placement
Professional Practice
Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Applications of the Creative Process


Validated by QQI.
NFQ Level 8.
Campus: Dublin Main Campus.

Application date

How to Apply
All applicants must apply to Griffith College directly online using the Apply Online facility on the website homepage.

Applicants over 23 years of age on 1st January 2018 will be asked for a copy of their passport.

English Language
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.

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