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Acting for Theatre & Film

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Bray Institute of Further Education

Bray Institute of Further Education
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5151 PA
QQI Award Code
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This one year course provides an intensive production-led study in theatre performance. It enables learners to develop the personal qualities and performance skills essential to an actor/performer, self-confidence, focus, concentration, flexibility, trust, imagination and co-operation. Training prepares students to perform in a range of Media.

What will you Study?

Alexander Technique
Physical Theatre
Improvisation
Devising
Voice/Singing
Acting Skills
Dance
Stage Combat
Fencing
Puppets/Masks
Stage Management
Communications 5N0690
Set Design and Construction
Lighting
TV/Film
Audition
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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