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Drama: Advanced Acting Course

The Drama course is designed for students who have already developed core performance skills. Classes and performances are centred in the college's unique amphitheatre, and well equipped studio. The teaching practise in Kinsale is underpinned by belief in an ensemble approach to theatre and classes are taught through practical workshop.

Course Hours:Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
Course Code:6M5128
Entry requirements:1. Leaving Certificate or equivalent. For mature applicants appropriate experience will be
considered in lieu of formal qualifications. An equivalent level 5 award completed
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum
entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
Course Duration:1 year
Commencement Date:September 2017
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Belinda Wild
Contact information:info@kinsalecollege.ie
New Drama Website:www.woodenotheatrecourse.com

About The Course

The course is delivered in a number of ways. Students participate in practical workshops with regular and visiting staff. In addition students are expected to work independently, both on their own and on group projects. Independent work is supervised by staff and is designed to encourage students to create their own work and to gain self-confidence in autonomous learning and development.

Core to the teaching practise in Kinsale is belief in an ensemble approach to theatre. Students are considered to be part of a Company, where each actor has a vital contribution to make to the group. During the course, emphasis is placed on devising original work through improvisation, as well as the study and performance of existing play texts. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own path in the Theatre workplace. They are given the tools to either devise their own work or to audition for existing companies and theatres.

The course aims to enable each student to discover their own creative voice and to feel empowered to enter the entertainments industry with confidence.

Module Info & Codes

Engaging with Drama: 6N3545
Creating Drama: 6N3546
Improvisation: 6N3552
Characterisation: 6N3551
Theatre Studies: 6N3565
Communications: 6N1950
Work Experience: 6N1946
TV and Film Acting: 5N6046
Shakespearean Performance: 6N5227 

About The Course

Applications for all our courses will be available on the website and in the college from 1st week in January 2017 for all courses commencing in September 2017.

Interviews will be held for all courses later in the year generally in May/June. To apply, simply download an application form and forward to the College.

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Career Opportunities

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Graduates may pursue careers in: Acting, Theatre Production, Arts Administration, Community Arts, Workshop Facilitation, Teaching, and Theatre Writing. Past students have pursued all of the above as well as forming their own Theatre Companies.

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Education Progression Opportunities

Opportunities

Kinsale College has established a link with Salford University. The Level 6 Drama course is mapped with the first year of the degree programme: Theatre and Performance Practice.
BA Hons, Course code W440 (UK equivalent Level 4) www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/theatre-performance-practice.

Students successfully completing Level 6 in Kinsale, and subject to interview/audition may be eligible to progress directly into the second year of the degree programme in Salford (UK Level 5) Students apply through UCAS and interviews are held in Kinsale College by Salford University staff. Successful Level 6 Graduates may also progress into the first year of other 3rd Level Degrees in Ireland and UK, for example:

• Bachelor in Acting, The Lir Academy (Trinity College, Dublin)
• Drama & Theatre Studies, University College Cork
• Theatre & Drama Studies, CIT

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Work Placement/Experience

Work Experiences

Participants will be required to undertake 10 days of work experience in a suitable setting. Each participant will devise, produce and perform in an original piece of theatre for a public audience to fulfil this requirement.

Other Information 
Kinsale College has a unique, specially designed and purpose built amphitheatre providing drama students with a perfect rehearsal and public performance space. Students also perform, on occasion, in Cork at venues such as the Half Moon Theatre and the Cork Arts Theatre.

In addition there are often opportunities to take productions on tour. Links are maintained with the professional theatre, both through the permanent staff and by master classes, offered by visiting theatre professionals and course alumni in their areas of expertise. Seminars are given on the Theatre industry, employment opportunities and preparation for interview and audition.

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Student Experiences

“Since graduating from the Kinsale Drama course in 2009 I’ve been living in Dublin working as a professional actor. Productions I’ve worked on include ‘TIC’ by Elizabeth Moynihan at the Focus theatre. ‘18-35’ with Conflicted theatre at the 2012 Cork Mid-summer festival and most recently ‘Foreign Bodies’ at the Project Arts Centre summer 2013. I am currently attending the Acting for Film programme at the Factory. I’ve appeared in a number of short films and have just recently finished filming ‘Jack Taylor’ produced by TV3 and directed by Stuart Orme. The training I received from Belinda in Kinsale FEC was a unique and invaluable experience. She created an environment that nurtured me and allowed me the space I needed to develop and grow as a performer. She instilled in us all her passion for the craft of acting and a deep rooted sense of ensemble that gave me the confidence, skills and experience to move forward in my career.”

“I decided to do the drama course with Belinda Wild because I wanted to add to my skills as a circus performer by learning the craft of acting.

My two years on the drama course were spent in a whirlwind of creativity and exploration that were far beyond my expectations!

I am now based in Italy and working as a professional performer, creating my own work which is a mixture of circus and theatre and putting all of the invaluable skills I learned to use on a daily basis.”

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