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Please note that the interview and written test FOR MATURE STUDENT APPLICANTS will take place on the 20th June 2017.
Mary Immaculate College is very pleased to announce that it is accepting late Mature applications for MI001. The late closing date is 1st May through CAO.
Mature applicants who have already applied to the CAO by the 1st February, and who wish to change their course choices to be considered for MI001 at Mary Immaculate, must do so through the online change of mind facility by 5pm on Friday 12th May 2017.
B.A. in Contemporary & Applied Theatre Studies (MI001)
This new undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception.
This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of a working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment. his programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre (www.limetreetheatre.ie ), which is located on the College campus, and which has hosted over 100,000 patrons since opening as a professional venue in October 2012. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners.
Click here to see the structure and modules of the programme (* Subject to regular review & change - E&OE)
- Mature applicants wishing to apply to Mary Immaculate College for MI001 must apply for entry through the CAO www.cao.ie
- 1st February is the normal deadline for applications with late applications accepted up to May 1st.
Leaving Certificate Entry Requirements: All applicants are required to fulfil at time of enrolment the minimum entry requirements of the University of Limerick. These are:
At least Grade H5 in two Higher Level subjects, and Grade 06/H7 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects including Mathematics*; Irish or another language; and English in the Leaving Certificate (or approved equivalent**).
* Foundation Level Mathematics is acceptable in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA only. It is not reckonable for specific subject requirements or points purposes.
** In terms of Irish examinations the following are accepted as approved equivalents in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA programme: National University of Ireland Matriculation Certificate, University of Dublin (TCD) Matriculation Examination, Northern Ireland Schools Examination Council GCSE and GCE (Advanced Level)
Candidates may fulfil minimum and additional entry requirements from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate.
Applicants applying to Mary Immaculate College on the grounds of Mature Years, for entry in September 2017, are not required to complete a separate Mature Supplementary Form for the above Programme, however applicants must submit a Personal Statement to the Admissions Office. Applicants should complete their application through the CAO by 1st February, and complete the Mature Applicant sections (1-11) which are part of the CAO application procedure. Personal Statement Guidelines
|4 Nov (12:00)
||CAO online application facility opens|
|20 Jan (17:15)
||Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €25|
|1 Feb (17:15)
||Normal closing date for applications|
||Closing date for late applications|
||Online change of mind facility becomes available (free of charge)|
All mature applicants will be invited to attend for interview and short written test. Mature students who do not meet the normal minimun entry requirements may be considered for admissions, if, having attended for interview and written test they satisfy the College Authorities as to their ability to benefit from and sustain the programme.
Offer of Place
Mature students who have completed an interview and written test will be contacted by the College to indicate whether or not they are being offered a place and all places will then be offered by the CAO
Mature students who have not registered on a college programme within the past 5 years may be eligible for free fees.
Graduates who wish to register on an undergraduate programme as mature students are not eligible for free fees.
Mature students must pay the Student Services Fee and First Year Charges detailed in the
Student Charges section of this website.
Additional information on fees is available from the Department of Education and Skills:
Student Support Unit: Tel 0506-21363
A new online only grant application system is in place. Applications are to be made online through the single awarding authority, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) at www.studentfinance.ie
Examples of the types of work that contemporary and applied theatre practitioners engage with include contexts such as: Community theatre, Theatre for Young Audiences, Youth Theatre, Theatre in Education, Drama education, Street theatre, Storytelling, Theatre for development, Theatre and technology, Museum theatre, Theatre in health education, Dramatherapy, Technical theatre, Documentary/Verbatim theatre, Site-specific theatre and Dramaturgy.
We wish to educate university graduates with a diverse, sophisticated and vocational experience of contemporary forms of drama and theatre practice. They will be graduates who have had a chance to specialise and develop their own artistic skills, but also have a broad working knowledge of the breadth and depth of the field. Our graduates will be employable in general artistic or administrative positions within the field, will be well equipped for further specialist vocational training or academic study, but may also work independently as drama practitioners.
What makes it different?
Distinctive features of the new programme include:
Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships
MIC will offer for competition, on the basis of results in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination, two First Year Undergraduate Entrant Scholarships, to entrants on the BA CATS programme, valued at €2,000 each Further information available here.