Entry Points (2016)
335

Course Overview

This programme introduces students to dramatic literature, theatre history and practical theatre, including acting. The programme is practice-based, with much of the teaching done through workshops. Students will benefit from strong links already forged with the theatre community. NUI Galway has a rich tradition in the arts: several of our former students have founded theatre companies locally, nationally and internationally.

Dynamic partnerships

NUI Galway has formed a number of very exciting partnerships with prominent creative arts organisations. Performing Arts Studies students enjoy a unique opportunity to interact with professional actors, directors and theatre practitioners. Partner organisations include the renowned Druid Theatre Company, the international Galway Arts Festival and An Taibhdhearc, the National Irish Language theatre. Other local and national partnerships are currently being developed. 

What subject choices will I have?

This specialism is delivered in the timetable of Arts subject Group Five and, therefore, may not be studied with Sociological and Political Studies, Information Technology, Welsh or Léann an Aistriúcháin. Students should contact the Programme Director for further advice on timetabling and subject choice restrictions and should be aware that some classes will be delivered in the evenings. 

Applications and Selections

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognised for entry purposes. No auditions or portfolios are required as part of the admission process.

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2016)

BBB or equivalent combination

Average intake

18

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY115

PAC code

Course Outline

Students in their first year take modules in Performing Arts Studies and in three other subjects from the 20 on offer. In second year, students select two of their three other subjects and take two modules in performance. Third year is spent studying theatre and performing arts with professional practitioners or, in the case of language students, abroad. In the fourth year, students drop Performing Arts Studies to concentrate on their two degree subjects.

Year One

  • Theatre Workshop I
  • Theatre Workshop II
  • Theatre History

 Year Two

  • Acting Techniques and Performance History
  • Styles of Performance

 Year Three

  • Performing Arts
  • The Theory and Practice of Acting and Directing
  • Practical Theatre Experience
  • Theatre Experience (Abroad)

 Year Four

  • Students take degree subjects only

Modules for 2017-18

Curriculum information relates to the current academic year (in most cases).
Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

Glossary of Terms

Credits
You must earn a defined number of credits (aka ECTS) to complete each year of your course. You do this by taking all of its required modules as well as the correct number of optional modules to obtain that year's total number of credits.
Module
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Subject
Some courses allow you to choose subjects, where related modules are grouped together. Subjects have their own required number of credits, so you must take all that subject's required modules and may also need to obtain the remainder of the subject's total credits by choosing from its available optional modules.
Optional
A module you may choose to study.
Required
A module that you must study if you choose this course (or subject).
Required Core Subject
A subject you must study because it's integral to that course.
Semester
Most courses have 2 semesters (aka terms) per year, so a three-year course will have six semesters in total. For clarity, this page will refer to the first semester of year 2 as 'Semester 3'.

Year 1 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (15 Credits):
Required AR1101: Working with Archaeology and Human Heritages - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR113: Prehistoric Ireland & Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required AR115: Celts, Vikings & Normans - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (15 Credits):
Optional SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional SG1101: Medieval Celtic Literature B - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG111: Early & Medieval History of the Celts - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required SG116: Celtic Mythology, Religion & Folklore - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Classics (15 Credits):
Required CC108: Myth & Religion in the Ancient City - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC109: Rome & the Genesis of Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (15 Credits):
Required EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (15 Credits):
Required EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN126: Introduction to English 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (15 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (15 Credits):
Optional NG1103: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional NG1104: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Geography/Tireolaiocht (15 Credits):
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI1101: Geography in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: History (15 Credits):
Required HI1103: Europe and Ireland 1789 - 1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1100: Skills for Historians (BA Connect) - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required HI1104: Europe: From Medieval to Modern - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (15 Credits):
Required IS123: Writing Ireland 1:An Introduction to Twentieth Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Italian (15 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (15 Credits):
Required LW3110: Legal System and Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (15 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1105: Bunús na hIriseoireachta - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1104: Na Meáin agus an tSochaí - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Mathematics (15 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA132: Scileanna Matamaiticiúla - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA134: Anailís agus Algéabar 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA136: Anailís agus Algéabar 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA186: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional MA135: Analysis and Algebra 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Philosophy (15 Credits):
Required PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI1101: Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (15 Credits):
Required PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Spanish (Advanced) (15 Credits):
Required SH1101: Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Spanish (Beginners) (15 Credits):
Required SH1100: Intensive Beginners Spanish Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1

Required Core Subject: Theatre and Performance (15 Credits):
Required TP103: Acting & Acting Methods in Performance - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TP108: Theatre History - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required DT1111: Introduction to Music for Performing Arts Students - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (25 Credits):
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR225: Hunters And Farmers In Early Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR239: Landscapes of Cult & Kingship:The ancient royal sites of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (25 Credits):
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional WE111: Introduction to Welsh Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG215: Medieval Irish Literature c.700-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional WE113: Introduction to Welsh Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Classics (25 Credits):
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2100: Texts and Transmission - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2101: Introduction to Reception - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (25 Credits):
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC400.V: University of Villanova: Economics - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC247: Introduction to Financial Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EC259: Economics of Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (25 Credits):
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG205: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3103: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG217.I: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2140: Science Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2148: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG201: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2119: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2131: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2128: Novelty, Conflict, Scandal: Reading Early Modernity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN441.II: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2141: Science Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2150: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG201.II: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG205.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2132: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3104: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG217.II: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (25 Credits):
Optional FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (25 Credits):
Optional NG259: An Nualitríocht I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG260: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG261: An Nualitríocht II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG262: Teanga agus Pobal I - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required NG228: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: German (25 Credits):
Optional GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: History (25 Credits):
Optional HI284.I: Themes in Early Modern History I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI267: Reformation Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2123: Life and Death in Victorian Britain - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI429.I: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI562.I: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2121: Studies in Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2110: Making Ireland English: 1580-1665 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2117: Studies in Early Modern History 1 - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI166: Ireland in the 1950s - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI229: Medieval Europe 5th - 9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI492: The Family in Modern Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI549.I: European History, 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI292: Central Europe, 1867-1918 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI295: The American Civil War: Its Causes and Developments - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI2102: The Modern United States, 1865-2008 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI465: European Encounters with the Mongols - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2103: Monarchy & Society in Early 17th Century France - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI562.II: Irish History, from 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2113: The Making & Breaking of Britain in the 20th C - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI429.II: The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1547-60 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI494: British Social Movements Since 1945: Sex, Colour, Peace and Power - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI572: Irish Ideologies and Activists, 1905-1916 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI262: Medieval Europe C1050-1250 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI2118: Studies in Early Modern History 2 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI204: 18th Century Ireland, 1691-1801 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI284.II: Themes in Early Modern History 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI459: The Tudors: Religion, State & Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI549.II: European History, 1500-1800 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional HI170: Europe, 1918-1989 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (25 Credits):
Optional IS211: Constructing Identities in Music & Dance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2101: Space and Place in Irish Literature - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS210: A Sense of Place: Location & Dislocation in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional IS2100: Music, Gender and Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Italian (25 Credits):
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT210: Oral - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law in Arts (25 Credits):
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (25 Credits):
Required CG2100: Anailís na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2101: Craoltóireacht - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2102: Dearadh Físe - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (25 Credits):
Required ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA211: Calculus I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA212: Calculus II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA203: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional MA801: University of Villanova - 15 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (25 Credits):
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS403: Biological Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS214: Developmental Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PS320: Memory & Cognition - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Spanish (25 Credits):
Optional SH232: Hispanic Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH226: Spanish Language II A - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH227: Spanish Language II B - 10 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SH233: Hispanic Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required SH228: Spanish Language II C - 10 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Theatre & Performance (10 Credits):
Optional DT3101: Dance and Movement - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT2108: VOICE AND SHAKESPEARE - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT207: Intermediate Performance: Beyond Realism - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT2106: Irish Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT208: Introduction to Directing for Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT204: Introduction to Playwriting - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional DT2107: Stagecraft 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional DT2109: Theatre Production Practicum II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (25 Credits):
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI236: Environmental Planning: Principles & Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI229: Political & Cutural Geography: Identity, Race & the Nation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2102: Introduction To GIS - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI258: Rural Environments: Sustainability & Management - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI230: Economic Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Year 4 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
Required AR338: Explaining Prehistory - Current Research Trends - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR3101: Landscape and Archaeology: Context and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR325: Minor Dissertation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required AR337: Gaelic Peoples - Identity and Cultural Practices - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG317: Medieval Irish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG313: The Poetry of Medieval Wales c.600-1100 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG311: The Invention of the Celt: Concepts & Perspectives - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG318: Research Project - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG320: Medieval Women in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG316: The Celtic Languages & their Relatives - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG319: Medieval Irish Language IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SG321: Poets & Courts: Celtic Literature c.1150-1400 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS301: Representing Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS302: Classics & Continuity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC3105: Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC3101: Microeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required EC3102: Macroeconomics and Public Policy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
Optional EN609.I: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN470: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG302: Modernism/Postmodernism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3131: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3117: Representing Ireland in the 1970s A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3125: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN442.I: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG235.I: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG228: Old English Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG247.I: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG233.I: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3127: Writing Animals (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG241.II: Loose Baggy Monsters: Victorian Serial Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN609.II: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3118: Representing Ireland in the 1970s B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG235.II: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3132: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN439.II: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN470.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3126: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG233.II: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG247.II: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN442.II: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
Required FR371: French Literature & Culture 7 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR3100: French Literature and Culture 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (Cursa A) (30 Credits):
Required NG365: Teanga agus Pobal II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG351: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge 111 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG366: Litríocht na Gaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required NG364: Litríocht na Gaeilge II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG363: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required NG325: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: German (30 Credits):
Required GR337: German Cultural Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR338: German Cultural Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR341: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required GR340: German Cultural Studies IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR342: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required GR339: German Cultural Studies III - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.I: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI358: The Tudor Conquest Of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI583: Problems in the use of popular print media in Ireland and Britain, 1900-1975 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI165: Life In Urban Galway from the Act of Union to the Anglo-Irish Treaty - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI569: Aristocratic Women in Medieval Europe c.500-1250 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI578: Children and the State in Ireland, 1838 - 2011 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI365: Native North Americans: From Pre-History To Present - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI383: The Reign Of Henry Viii - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI574.II: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3123: Power and Pleasure at Versailles: The Reign of Louis XIV of France, 1661-1715 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3119: The Reign of Henry VIII - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3112: The First World War: Transnational perspectives - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI479: Irish Political Thought in the 1930s - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Italian (30 Credits):
Optional IT342: Italian Culture & Society III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT344: Italian Childrens Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional IT343: Italian Culture & Society IV - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional IT345: Community Based Learning:Language Teaching - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Legal Studies (30 Credits):
Required LW4103: Administrative Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW503: European Union Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4104: Administrative Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW413: Criminal Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required LW504: European Union Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 Credits):
Required MA3301: Advanced Calculus and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3313: Linear Algebra I and Computer Packages - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA435: Undergraduate Ambassador Module in Mathematics - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CS4423: Networks - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
Optional PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI335: Moral Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI327: Philosophy Of Religion - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI246: American Pragmatism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI241: History Of Irish Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI310: Topics In Applied Philosophy: Disability, Poverty And Human Freedom - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
Optional PS342: Introduction to Positive Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS3105: Fundmentals of Research Development in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS322: Health Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS334: Applied Behaviour Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PS408: Human Sexuality - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required PS3100: Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required PS427: Forensic, Abnormal & Clinical Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH324: Latin American Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH329: Hispanic Translation Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH320: Hispanic Crime Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required SH340: Spanish Language IV - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (30 Credits):
Optional TI326: War & Representation: Spaces & Politics of the Media - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI311: Advanced Gis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI332: Local Development: Theory and Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required TI335: Research Project Design & Development - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

The course serves as a foundation for those wishing to pursue their study of practical theatre and/or theatre history. The course also develops students’ abilities in analysis and communication; it builds confidence in public speaking, leadership, and teamwork. Such skills are vital to the creative industries but are transferable to many spheres of life and business. An MA in Drama and Theatre is on offer at NUI Galway.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Many graduates of BA in Theatre and Performance have achieved national and international success as actors, writers, critics, and directors. The university has strong links with theatre companies locally and throughout Ireland. Students will therefore meet a variety of theatre professionals and writers during the course, and will benefit from the international reputation of Galway as a centre for excellence in drama and theatre.

The programme also provides many transferable skills: public speaking, leadership, critical analysis, teamwork, and public relations. The course is suited to students contemplating careers in theatre, media, film, the performing arts and education, but it is geared towards any student with a passion for theatre and performance.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

In their third year, students studying a modern language as one or more of their subjects combine studying it in a country where this is the native tongue with the study of the theatrical practice and culture of their hosts. Students not studying languages remain in Ireland and participate in off-campus workshops developed by qualified practitioners, as well as working with a professional director on a stage production.

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€5,822 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Tuition

€2,598 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student Contribution

€3,000 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2017/18

Fees: Non EU

€12,750 p.a. 2017/18
EU Fees 2017/18:
- Tuition: may be paid by the Irish Government on your behalf if you qualify for free tuition fees see - free fee initiative.
- Student Contribution: €3,000 - payable by all students but may by paid by SUSI if you apply and are deemed eligible for a means tested SUSI grant.
- Student Levy:  €224 - payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI.

Find out More

Professor Patrick Lonergan
Course Director
Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance
T  +353 91 494 426
patrick.lonergan@nuigalway.ie
W www.nuigalway.ie/drama

What Our Students Say

Roisin

Roisin Dolan |   BA Connect (Theatre and Performance)

One of my favourite things about my first year of this course was that through studying theatre and performance, I got the chance to meet a really great group of people and at the beginning of the year found myself immediately surrounded by fifteen new friends who share the same love for theatre as I do. With this course I am given the chance to work with theatre professionals and explore all aspects of theatre both in practice and theory. Classes involve a large amount of practical work, meaning that each classmate is very active within the class which makes a great difference from sitting in lecture halls all day. I think I speak on behalf of myself and my classmates when I say that I really cannot wait to see what the next three years of the course are going to bring.