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CK112
Drama and Theatre Studies

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 - 4 Years
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Restricted course. Drama and Theatre make up 50% of course alongside another subject within the Arts programme (such as a continental language) to Honours degree level.


 
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BA in Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC. A Student's Perspective with Michelle Fox

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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
EPAAX    Performing Arts Administration
  5M5151  Performing Arts
EPAXX    Performing Arts
  5M5152  Theatre Production
EPATP    Theatre Performance
  5M5163  Theatre Performance
EMEXX  5M2149  Sound Production
  5M5048  Creative Media

Essential Module Requirements:
Distinctions in 4 modules which must include G20001 or5N0690

Points Calculator for QQI Awards
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found HERE

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Students participate in a practical internship or work-placement with an approved theatre company, or other arts organisation in Ireland or abroad as part of the course. Careers in a wide variety of fields, including the creative and interpretative arts, the media, arts administration, and education.



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