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Actor Training - Advanced

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Course overview

Course Code 6M5128
QQI Award Code 6M5128 Classical Acting
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

An advanced course in actor training and musical theatre, offering training to reach professional performing standards in Year 2. This is an advanced course for applicants with relevant training. The second year of the programme is entirely production-oriented. Participants work as a performing company and are in production throughout the period of training.
An advanced course in actor training and musical theatre, ofering training to reach professional performing standards. This is an advanced course for applicants with relevant training. Participants work as a performing company and are in production throughout the period of training.

What will you Study?

Personal & Professional Development (6N1949)
Elizabethan & Jacobean Drama (6N5225)
Renaissance Audition (6N5226)
Restoration Comedy (6N5429)
Shakespearean Performance (6N5227)
Musical Theatre Performance Skills (6N5405)
Musical Theatre Studies (6N5408)
Solo Acting Performance (6N5430)
Characterisation (6N3551)







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.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
ECACT 6M5128

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