Undergraduate Drama & Theatre Studies at UCC - Single and Joint Honours Programmes Available.

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Postgraduate Degrees offered by the department of Theatre include a one year MA and a Master of Research and M.Phil/PhD programmes.

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University College Cork has one of the leading departments of Theatre in Ireland with a growing national and international reputation for the excellence of its research.

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Welcome Message

The Department of Theatre, based in UCC's School of Music and Theatre, has proudly established itself as a vibrant member of the third and fourth level theatre education sector in Ireland. Our staff are practicing theatre artists and academics who are committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research. 

Practice, Performance, and Experimentation

Our emphasis on practice, performance, and experimentation, along with our exceptional local, national, and international links to the theatre profession, makes us unique within our field.

Our students develop practical skills in making theatre and performance; their knowledge of theory and the history and politics of theatre and performance emerges through practice. In the course of our workshops, theatre visits and internships our students are continually preparing for their professional lives and building their own connections with arts professionals and arts organisations. Our alumni are thriving on national and international stages and in other theatre and performance related fields.

We excel in a range of research areas, including actor training, contemporary world and European theatre practice, dance and somatics, applied theatre, directing, theatre adaptation, interdisciplinary and inter-cultural performance, new Irish Theatre, physical theatre and performance studies.

We have close links with the Abbey Theatre, Cork Opera House, Everyman Theatre, Corcadorca Theatre Company, and Graffiti Theatre Company, amongst others.

Prof. Manfred Schewe

Head of Theatre 

Student Voices

I have absolutely loved my time in UCC, I have really grown as a person

Megan Wilmot - 4th Year Joint Honours Theatre & Music Student

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It's a really friendly and creative space to be in

Roisin Ni Collum - Final Year Single Honours Theatre Student

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