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DT529
Drama (Performance)

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The BA in Drama (Performance) is a three-year, full-time programme in practical drama training and education. DIT Conservatory has over 20 years experience in drama training and is one of the leading drama providers in Ireland. DIT Drama graduates have had national and international success as actors, directors, drama facilitators, and drama researchers.

You will study fundamental acting techniques, voice and language in performance (including Shakespeare), and performance in a variety of cultural, historical and aesthetic contexts.

You will also develop your body through movement, singing dance and combat. You will learn how to use drama in social and educational contexts through performance and running workshops and you will learn how to analyse and write about a wide range of drama and performance.

Over the three years, there are two small-scale productions and a large-scale graduating production. While practical performance is at the core of the programme, you will be required to undertake substantial academic research and analysis as well.

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Graduates go on to work as actors, directors, drama facilitators and researchers. Among the many places where recent DIT Drama graduates have been employed are: The Abbey Theatre, The Gate Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, RTÉ, BBC, London’s West End, Buena Vista Films International, Showtime, TEAM Educational Theatre Company, Smashing Times Theatre Company and schools and healthcare centres in Ireland and abroad.

Recent DIT Drama graduates have gone on to practical Master’s programmes in performance and postgraduate academic research (including PhD level) in Trinity College Dublin, UCD, UCC, University College London, The Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.



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