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BA in Theatre and Drama Studies

CAO now open for 2021-22

Apply for Bachelor of Arts Hons in Theatre & Drama Studies using code CR700



All qualified UK & EU applicants welcome and will enjoy EU fees of approx €3000 per annum apply to

Applicants can apply to to seek grant support

U.S. and non-eu applicants also very welcome and will pay tuition fees of approx €12,000 per annum

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Please note that Auditions will take place in April 2021 -  online - for those who have applied through the CAO by the February 1st deadline.


About the Course


This is a four-year programme that centres on theatre performance training, with supporting modules to facilitate wider career options. The programme aims to produce artists that are physically and vocally flexible and intellectually alive and curious. Alongside core disciplines of voice, movement and acting studies, you will study Theatre History, Theatre Design, Theatre Technology (Sound and Lighting), Production Studies (including stage Management) and have the option to take specialist electives in Scriptwriting, Directing, Dance, Musical Theatre, Dramatherapy, and Theatre in Education. Small group and large ensemble practical and workshop sessions are balanced with lectures, tutorials and field-based studies.

Programme outcomes, course schedule and module content is available at BATDS Course 


Capstone Module

In the fourth and final year, each student works on an integrated production. As the emphasis throughout the programme is on performance, this allows an involvement at a professional level as a theatre practitioner as the culmination of the four years’ work.


Posters for 4th and 3rd Year public productions








All applicants, including mature students, FETAC qualified candidates, and EU students must apply through the CAO

International applicants from outside the EU should apply directly to


Those candidates who wish to apply for entry to a higher stage (Years 2 or 3) on the basis of a transfer from another drama course or RPL (recognised prior learning) in a professional context should also go through the CAO or International Office as appropriate


Course Code: CR700

Please note CAO closing date is 1 Feb 2021

Late applications will be accepted. Please check CAO for details.


Minimum Entry Requirements:

► Entrance Workshop, Audition & Interview

An entrance workshop and audition is required and is scheduled to take place in April 2021

Each candidate will also take part in a 45-minute group drama workshop with other applicants. Candidates should come dressed in appropriate loose fitting clothing suitable for movement.

For the individual audition/interview, candidates will need to prepare a three-to-four minute, classical or contemporary monologue, from a published play.

► Leaving Certificate Examination

Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include English. There is no specific Mathematics requirement. Grade F2 or higher in Foundation Level Mathematics is recognised as one of the subjects for entry.

► Vetting

Upon registration for the course each successful student will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.


Further details and an assessment information pack are available from

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BATDS CR700 Assessment Submission

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