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Acting & Theatre Performance

Course Code(s):  5M5163
QQI Award Code:  5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Galway Community College

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Course overview

Course Code 5M5163
QQI Award Code 5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This Acting & Theatre Performance PLC course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level. The course has numerous unique features; specialised acting & vocal workshops from professional practitioners, guaranteed Acting roles in films & links with casting agencies., weekly theatre visits & guests, various public theatre performance opportunities in established professional venues such as Nuns Island Theatre & Druid Lane Theatre, Galway.

What will you Study?

Acting for TV and Film 5N6046
Acting Skills and Techniques 5N5055
Communications 5N0690
Performance Craft 5N4567
Stage Management and Administration 5N1550
Theatre Performance Skills 5N4568
Theatre Studies 5N4571
Work Experience 5N1356
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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