You’ll learn acting, set design, how to write plays, and all that’s entailed in being both a director and a producer. While all of these courses help prepare you for a life in the theater, much of the knowledge you’ll gain can also apply to other professions that require skilled presentation and persuasion skills.
Few cities capture the pulse of Western theater as Dublin does. More than a dozen theaters, offering performances both intimate and grand, are here. Many of the greatest playwrights lived or worked here, including Samuel Beckett, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan and Oscar Wilde. This rich cultural heritage permeates the city. No one does drama quite like Dublin!
Acting is just one of many aspects of this multidimensional curriculum that encompasses the theatrical experience as a whole.
- Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- 18 years of age
- At least sophomore standing (second year) at time of participation
- Good standing at home school
Against this backdrop, you will have the opportunity to select up to four Performing Arts electives per semester, or up to two per summer session. You will also be able to select Liberal Arts electives, all with an Irish focus.
During the academic year, a core course in Irish Cultural Studies is also required.
Exciting excursions, both day and overnight, are part of every program. Please note that excursions are subject to change.