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Theatre Performance

Course Code(s):  5M5163 CI061TP
QQI Award Code:  5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5163 CI061TP
QQI Award Code 5M5163 Theatre Performance
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This is a practical course designed to help students' understanding of Drama and Theatre Studies. As part of their studies, students will get the opportunity to visit and work in a professional theatre. The nature of the course is such that it allows students to develop their life skills while enhancing their confidence and interpersonal abilities.

Performing arts theatre is an obvious first choice for those intending to pursue a career in the theatre as well as being of enormous benefit to students looking at a career in a wider variety of settings.

What will you Study?

Acting Skills and Techniques 5N5055
Word Processing 5N1358
Communications 5N0690
Event Production 5N1374
Performance Craft 5N4567
Technical Skills for Theatre 5N6047
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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EPATP 5M5163

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