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Higher Diploma in Arts (Theatre & Performative Practices) - launched for 2017/18

9 Jun 2017

The Department of Drama & Theatre Studies is pleased to introduce a new Higher Diploma in Arts (Theatre and Performative Practices) in the academic year 2017/18. 


The Higher Diploma in Arts (Theatre & Performative Practices) is a conversion course to Theatre-related studies for students with degrees in subjects other than Theatre or with Theatre as a minor subject. Completion of the Higher Diploma in Theatre & Performative Practices effectively converts your degree to the equivalent of an honours degree with Theatre as the main subject. 
It is designed for non-theatre graduates who wish to upskill, gain an additional qualification in the area of Theatre & Performative Practices which will pave the way to further study at MA or PhD level.

The course is ideal for those who have acquired theatre-related skills in previous years, for example in a youth or community theatre setting, and now wish to build on that experience and advance it to professional levels with the potential for a career in the professional theatre or specific areas of applied theatre, including drama in education.


Areas taught on the programme include:


Theatre and Performative Practices

Cultures of Voicing 

Cultures of Movement and Place

Performance Technologies

Applied Drama and Theatre

Performative Writing 

Practical Internship Work Placement



For further details of the programme modules and module descriptions, please contact Drama and Theatre Studies at

For more on this story contact:

Programme Coordinator Name: Prof. Manfred Schewe


Email Address:


Telephone: + 353 (021) 4229 / 4339


Address: Department of Drama & Theatre Studies, University College Cork, CORK, Ireland.

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