Drama and Theatre Studies (BA (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork

Overview

The Department of Drama and Theatre Studies (DTS) is a dynamic centre for creativity, diversity and intellectual growth, and one of the leading drama departments in Ireland.

DTSforms part of the School of Music and Theatre and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. It has a vibrant learning community dedicated to theory and performance practice, as well as historical, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of theatre and performing arts.

We offer courses on a full range of theatre theory and practices. DTS has close links with Cork Opera House, Everyman Palace Theatre, Triskel Centre and Firkin Crane, among others. Itis located in The Granary Theatre and has close relations with DRAMAT, one of the best drama societies in the country.

Students study either a single or joint subject degree while continuing to deliver public events, performances and research collaborations with creative industries through our interdisciplinary research centre.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

There arefour possible pathways:

  • Drama and Theatre Studies (Single Subject)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies (Joint Subject)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies (International)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies (with Music)

Core

DR1007Introduction to Theatre Practice (15 credits);

DR1008Theories of Theatre and Performance (5 credits);

DR1006 & DR1007Texts & Contexts I & II The Western Theatre Tradition (5 credits each)

Electives:

Two First Arts Subjects (15 credits each) from groups 3, 4, 5,6

Drama and Theatre Studies with Music:

Students take Drama and Theatre Studies (30 credits) with Music (30 credits). Students wishing to take this option apply for CK112 but should register for and pass the Music Entrance Test held annually in the Department of Music.

Year 2 Modules:

Drama & Theatre Studies (Joint Subject) or Drama & Theatre Studies (International)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (30 credits) and continue one subject from year 1 (30 credits)

Drama & Theatre Studies (Single Subject)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (50 credits) and continue one subject from Year I (10 credits)

Drama & Theatre Studies with Music

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (30 credits) with Music (30 credits)

Year 3 Modules:

Drama & Theatre Studies (Joint Subject)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (30 credits) and continue the same subject from year 2 (30 credits)

Drama & Theatre Studies (International)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies and the same subject from Year 1 at one of our partner Universities abroad

Drama & Theatre Studies (Single Subject)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (50 credits) and continue the same subject from Year 2 (10 credits)

Drama & Theatre Studies with Music

Students take Drama and Theatre Studies (30 credits) and Music (30 credits)

Year 4 Modules:

Drama & Theatre Studies (International)

Students take Drama & Theatre Studies (30 credits) and continue the same subject from Year 2 (30 credits)

See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK112

Course Title: Drama and Theatre Studies

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Duration: 3/4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Students must also pass a special entrance exam.

Entry Points: 2016: 365. Points may vary from year to year.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, project presentations, practical performance and exams.

Application Procedure

EU applicants: Application to the Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through theCAOand the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Siobhan Hopcraft

T:+353 (0)21 4904229

E: s.hopcraft@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. Students must also pass a special entrance exam.

Entry Points: 2016: 365. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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