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Theatre & Drama Studies (BA Honours)

  • Course Code

    CR 700

  • Field of Study

    Drama

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:

    BA (Honours)

  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Full-time course duration:

4 years (8 semesters)

Admission Requirements:

This is a 'restricted access' course which means that you must undergo an assessment day in the  CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork. We will assign a points score out of a maximum of 600 on the basis of this assessment.  This is then added to your Leaving Cert points score and the CAO then use the resulting total out of 1200 to rank all eligible candidates and offer places on the course.

The Assessment Exam will provisionally take place at the CIT Cork School of Music from Thursday to Saturday, 10th -12th April, 2014.

For the practical assessment, candidates will prepare a three-to-four minute monologue from a published play of their choice. Individual auditions/interviews will also include the performance of a short, previously unseen text given on the day. Each candidate will also take part in a 45-minute group drama workshop and complete a brief written exercise on an unprepared theatre topic.

Further details and an assessment information pack are available from csminfo@cit.ie

 

 

Work Placement

In the second semester of third year, each student will have a supervised work placement in an appropriate professional environment.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subject is English.

Department(s)

CIT Cork School of Music

This honours degree course centres on theatre performance training, with supporting modules to facilitate wider career options.

The course aims to produce artists that are physically and vocally flexible and intellectually alive and curious. Alongside core disciplines of voice, movement and acting studies, you will develop a range of creative and practical techniques and transferable skills that will encourage you to be an independent thinking and motivated artist, an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in a competitive profession.

Where timetables and resources permit, you may have the choice of studying a module of your own choice. This gives you access to a wide range of electives from other disciplines, such as Music, Fine Art, Mathematics or Sciences. The synergy with the Music Degree offers particular opportunities for musical theatre specialists.

Work Experience

In the second semester of third year, each student will have a supervised work placement in an appropriate professional environment.

Capstone Module: In the fourth and final year, each student works on an integrated production for a ten-credit block from their total. As the emphasis throughout the course is on performance, this allows an involvement at a professional level as a theatre practitioner  as the culmination of the four years' work.

Erasmus Study Abroad

In third year, students may avail of the Erasmus Scheme to study abroad in a partner institution.

Further studies

Graduates will be able to pursue any level 9 course for which a drama degree is relevant and recognised – including post-graduate education courses.

Question Time

What personal skills are most suited to the course and subsequent careers?
A flair for dramatic performance and the ability to respond creatively to a variety of situations.

When I graduate from this Degree, what necessary steps do I need to take to be qualified to teach?
Graduates will be able to seek work as drama teachers in stage schools and various community arts organisations. They will need a further qualification to teach in Primary and Second level Schools.

Where can I obtain information about the Audition/Assessment?
Further details and an assessment information pack are available from csminfo@cit.ie.

Can I avail of the Erasmus programme?
Yes, in Year 3, students may avail of the Erasmus Scheme to study abroad in a partner institution.

What elective modules are available?
Where timetables and resources permit, you may have the choice of studying a module of your own choice. This gives you access to a wide range of electives from other disciplines, such as Music, Fine Art, Mathematics or Sciences. The synergy with the Music Degree offers particular opportunities for musical theatre specialists.

Can I defer the results of my Assessment Exam from one year to the next?
Candidates are not allowed to defer the results of the Entrance Assessment Exam.

Are there early assessment procedures?
Yes, the Assessment Exam will provisionally take place at the CIT Cork School of Music from Thursday to Saturday, 10th - 12th April 2014.

CIT has developed a website which gives full details of all modules for all courses. The website also has information on recommended textbooks, average weekly workload, assessments and exams.

Detailed Module information

 

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)

CAO 1st Round:

805

CAO Cut off:

720

CAO Average:

The Administrator CIT Cork School of Music
csminfo@cit.ie
021 4807307