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QQI Level 6 Courses

No CAO points requirement!

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 2019
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Belinda Wild
Contact information:info@kinsalecollege.ie
New Drama Website:www.woodenotheatrecourse.com

About The Course

This course is designed for the next generation of creative practitioners entering the performance industries, whether as actors, writers, directors, composers, singers, dancers, or stage managers.
Students are encouraged to find and follow their own unique path into the creative world, and to discover through experimental project work and performances, the tools, experiences, contacts and friendships they might need to achieve this.
Students enrolling on the course will have already developed core performance skills.
The teaching practise in Kinsale is underpinned by an ensemble approach to theatre and the course is delivered through practical workshops and self- directed projects. Emphasis is placed on devising original work through improvisation as well as the study and performance of existing play texts. Course content also includes industry preparation and acting for camera. Classes and performances take place in the college’s unique amphitheatre and well- equipped studio as well as in outside theatres and site -specific venues.

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 2019 for all courses commencing in September 2019.

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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Have a look at our
Drama Website

No CAO points requirement!

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Career Opportunities

Our Career Network

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

Students who successfully complete the QQI Level 5 Award and the QQI Level 6 Award will have the opportunity to advance to YR 2 in the following courses subject to interview/audition through the UCAS scheme.

Salford University Manchester UCAS W440 Theatre & Performance Practice

Audition opportunities with
The Lir Academy Trinity College Dublin
The Gaiety School of Acting Professional Actor Training 2YR
You also has a large choice of Diploma and Degree course options YR1 through the CAO System, See our progression/ links document on HYPERLINK "http://www.kinsalecollege.ie/links" www.kinsalecollege.ie/links for more details.

CAO system
UCC CK112 Drama & Theatre Studies
CK101 Arts
CK104/5 Music
CK109 English
Mary I MI001 Contemporary & Applied Theatre Studies
CIT CR700 Theatre & Drama Studies L7
CIT CR121 Music
CIT CR125-9 Popular Music

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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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