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Drama & Theatre Studies


Drama and Theatre Studies can be taken as part of the MIC Arts Degree as a joint honours combination.

You will be somebody who is enthralled and intrigued by live performance. You will be equally passionate about reading plays and understanding how theatrical form and performance is related and respondent to society, particularly Irish society. You will have a particularly interest in contemporary theatre forms such as site-specific, devised, applied and immersive theatres, and in understanding how drama can be a powerful social form as well as one for entertainment. You have a playful personality, not afraid of creative and open-engagement, be a good communicator and open to new ideas and perspectives, and you are happy to take an active role in your teaching and learning.

The Drama and Theatre Studies Programme will allow you to acquire a broad knowledge in drama and theatre studies. It will equip you with the critical, analytical and literary skills necessary to analyse live performance and play-texts, and locate them within a socio-cultural context. The programme has a special emphasis on contemporary theatre and on applied drama/theatre.

Graduates find work in a wide range of careers including:
• A performance-related career after further specialist training
• Arts Administration
• Cultural policy
• Community drama
• Education (Teaching)
• Academic research and teaching in the Higher Education Sector

• MA in Applied Drama (MIC – forthcoming)
• MA in English Language and Literature (MIC)
• PME (Professional Master of Education)

Head of Department, Drama & Theatre Studies
Dr Michael Finneran
+353 61 204976
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