Drama (Performance) / Drámaíocht (Léiriú)

Sept 2020 – Grangegorman Campus

2019 CAO Points - 371*


*This includes score from audition (maximum score 100)

Leaving Cert
Minimum Number of





Minimum Grade in


English OR Irish



Applications from QQI Level 5 and 6 are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/qqi

Mature applicants (23+) are welcome. Further details at www.tudublin.ie/mature

Additional Requirements/Information: Applicants must attend an audition/interview in March/April.     

This is a three-year, full-time programme in practical drama training and education. TU Dublin Conservatory has over 20 years’ experience in drama training and is one of the leading centres of education in the performing arts in Ireland.

Our graduates have had national and international success as actors, directors, drama facilitators and drama researchers.

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

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

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

Modules include Acting, Voice and Speech, Ensemble Performance, Movement, Singing & Dance, Drama Facilitation, Monologue and Scene Study, Shakespeare and the Acted Word, Irish Drama and Modern Drama, Renaissance Drama to Romantic Drama, Theatre in Education, Acting to Camera, Radio Drama, and Contemporary Theatre and Drama.

On graduation, you may proceed to postgraduate studies leading to the award of MSc, MPhil or PhD at research institutes and universities worldwide.

Graduates go on to work as actors

  • directors
  • drama facilitators
  • researchers

Recent graduates have been employed in:

  • the Abbey Theatre
  • Gate Theatre
  • 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.

Actor, Playwright, Teacher, Voiceover Artist, Community Arts Worker, Dramatherapist.

Roles where Drama would be useful:

  • Arts Administrator
  • Broadcast Presenter
  • Teacher
  • Theatre Stage Manager
  • Acting
  • Voice and Speech
  • Ensemble Performance
  • Movement, Singing and Dance
  • Drama Facilitation
  • Critical Analysis
  • Monologue and Scene Study
  • Shakespeare and the Acted Word
  • Irish Drama and Modern Drama
  • Renaissance Drama to Romantic Drama
  • Movement, Singing, Dance and Combat
  • Theatre in Education
  • Acting to Camera
  • Radio Drama
  • Contemporary Theatre and Drama
  • Movement, Singing and Combat
  • Drama in Social Contexts
  • Graduating Production
  • Thesis
  • Recital
My education from the Conservatory of Music and Drama made me a confident, well-rounded theatre-artist. Since my graduation I have worked as an actor, dancer, theatre director and most recently a choreographer.
I was taught me how to research and take responsibility for my own art-making. Since graduating I have had several grants to travel abroad to study in Seattle, Massachusetts, New York and recently attend a European conference on the performing arts in Copenhagen.
My career highlights to date include: a year-long mentorship by Fishamble Theatre Company as an emerging director. Staging my first group choreography, Flock, in Castletown House, Co. Kildare. Working as a dance artist in residency with Genesis Collective, Dance House. Acting with Gavin Kostick in ‘Heart of Darkness’ (winner Spirit of the Fringe). Commissioning a new play, ‘Jetlag Waltz’, by John Grogan for my company Ready Fire Aim. Running a monthly arts night, Art Party, to showcase new music, dance and theatre talent in Dublin in the workman's club.
TU Code



Level 8


Bachelor of Arts (Hons)


3 years

Number of Places



City Centre: Grangegorman


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Programme Chair - Andrea Basquille

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