Entry Points (2017)
400

Course Overview

The BA degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies is an exciting 4 year denominated programme developed for students with a keen interest in all aspects of drama and performance.

This world-class programme provides a unique opportunity to study drama, theatre and performance from a practical, theoretical and historical perspective. You will explore all aspects of performance from theatre to film, story telling and new media. Teaching on the programme will take a variety of forms, from lectures and seminars to practical workshops, performances and internships.

One of the most innovative features of the programme is its emphasis on putting learning into practice, through seminars in acting, design and directing, through workshops with professional theatre companies, and through the option of internships with arts organisations and professional placements in Year Three.

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. Students are not required to audition or submit portfolios. 

Additional Requirements

Duration

4 years

Next start date

September 2018

A Level Grades (2017)

AAA or equivalent combination

Average intake

18

Closing Date

Next start date

September 2018

NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

Award

CAO

GY118

PAC code

Course Outline

The denominated BA degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies allows students to combine specialist knowledge of the area with a choice of two other subjects from the general Arts degree in the first year of study, and with one subject from the BA in years two and four.

In the first year, Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies makes up half of the course, and students also choose two other subjects from a choice of 20 subjects on the general Arts degree.
In the second year, students study Drama, Theatre and Performance, and one other subject carried over from first year. In the third year, the emphasis is on professional and practical experiences, as students undertake internships and other practice-based activities. In the final year, students continue their study of Drama, Theatre and Performance and their chosen Arts subject, taking both for their final degree.

Year 1

In the first year, students take six modules, all of which blend practical and academic approaches. These modules provide students with a broad overview of the subject, focusing on acting, directing, European drama, traditional performance cultures in Ireland and more. Students visit the theatre every week and take workshops with theatre practitioners.

Year 2

In the second year, students have opportunities to specialise in areas that particularly interest them, selecting six modules from a broad range of options. These include classes in playwriting, acting, film studies, theatre history, scenic design, theatre reviewing and Irish drama.

Year 3

The third year is dedicated entirely to Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. Students who are studying a language as their other degree subject may choose to study abroad at a university where that language is spoken. Students may also choose to go on an exchange at a university in the United States, Canada or the UK. Students who choose to remain in Ireland take professional internships with Irish theatre companies, engage in independent research projects involving archival research and/or performance research, and may stage a play as part of a national arts festival.

Year 4

In the final year, students select four modules from a broad range of options that combine academic and practical elements. A major feature of the final year is an independent research project, which is supervised by academic staff. Staff also work closely with students to advise them on future opportunities in theatre, research and other areas.

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
An examinable portion of a subject or course, for which you attend lectures and/or tutorials and carry out assignments. E.g. Algebra and Calculus could be modules within the subject Mathematics.
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 (20 Credits):
Required AR1100: Working with Archaeology and Human Heritages - 10 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 (20 Credits):
Required SG1100: Medieval Celtic Literature A - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required 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 (20 Credits):
Required CC108: Myth & Religion in the Ancient City - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC1100: Classics in 20 Objects - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CC109: Rome & the Genesis of Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required CC114: Written Words & Spoken Languages in the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Required Core Subject: Drama and Theatre (20 Credits):
Optional DT1100: Acting 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional DT1108: Theatre Histories 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional DT1109: Theatre Histories 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional DT1105: Introduction to Stagecraft - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Economics (20 Credits):
Optional EC135: Principles of Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EC1108: Skills for Economics I - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional EC1109: Skills for Economics II - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: English (20 Credits):
Optional EN124: Introduction to English 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EN126: Introduction to English 3 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EN1100: Approaches to the Study of Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional EN125: Introduction to English 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: French (20 Credits):
Required FR1100: Introduction to French Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required FR1101: Introduction to French Literature in Context - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (20 Credits):
Required NG1104: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1105: An Teanga Bheo - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required NG1103: Litríocht agus Cultúr na Gaeilge 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Geography/Tireolaiocht (20 Credits):
Required TI1100: Geography in Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI150: Principles of Human Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required TI151: Principles of Physical Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: German (Advanced) (20 Credits):
Required GR1100: German Language and Culture (Advanced) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1102: Skills for studying German (Advanced) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: German (Beginners) (20 Credits):
Required GR1101: German Language and Culture (Beginners) - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required GR1103: Skills for studying German (Beginners) - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (20 Credits):
Optional IS1100: Irish Music and Emigration - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional IS123: Writing Ireland 1:An Introduction to Twentieth Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional IS124: Writing Ireland 2: The Migrant Experience in Modern Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional IS122: Performing Ireland 1:Traditional Irish Music & Dance since 1893 - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Italian (20 Credits):
Required IT1100: Italian Language and Culture - 15 Credits - Semester 1
Required IT1101: Italy at the movies - 5 Credits - Semester 1

Optional Subject: Law (20 Credits):
Optional LW3109: Tort Law - 10 Credits - Semester 1
Optional LW103.I: Irish Legal Systems - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional LW126: Legal Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (20 Credits):
Required CG1100: Scéalaíocht Dhigiteach - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Required CG1101: Machnamh Criticiúil agus Láithreoireacht - 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 (20 Credits):
Optional MA185: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA131: Mathematical Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA133: Analysis and Algebra 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional MA187: Mathematical Skills - 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 (20 Credits):
Optional PI107: Introduction To The History Of Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PI120: Philosophical Questions & Issues - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PI1101: Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PI108: Introduction To Practical Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Optional Subject: Psychology (20 Credits):
Optional PS122: Introductory Psychology 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PS1100: Critical and Collaborative Thinking - 5 Credits - Semester 1
Optional PS124: Introductory Psychology 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Optional PS137: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 2
Required EC136: Principles of Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 2

Year 2 (60 Credits)


Optional Subject: Archaeology (30 Credits):
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 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 AR250: Sacred Places and Christian Buildings in Medieval Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required AR245: Archaeology in Practice - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional AR239: Landscapes of Cult & Kingship:The ancient royal sites of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required AR236: Interpretation in Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Celtic Civilisation (30 Credits):
Optional AR328: Irish Art From The Early Iron Age To The 8th Century A.D. - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional AR246: Castles, Colonists & Crannogs 1100-1350 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG216: The Stories of Medieval Wales - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG221: Medieval Irish Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional HI211: Medieval Ireland 5th-9th Century - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG223: Society & Social Institutions in the Celtic-speaking West - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional SG222: Medieval Irish Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG220: King Arthur & the Holy Grail - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG219: The Celtic Languages in the Modern World - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Classics (30 Credits):
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC228: The History of the Roman Empire - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2100: Texts and Transmission - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS201: Studies in the Ancient Imagination - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional SG217: A Field of Gods & Men: Celtic Myths - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC2101: Introduction to Reception - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CCS207: Studies in Ancient Literature and Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Required Core Subject: Drama Theatre (30 Credits):
Required DT2105: Modern Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT3101: Dance and Movement - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT208: Introduction to Directing for Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT207: Intermediate Performance: Beyond Realism - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional DT2108: VOICE AND SHAKESPEARE - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required DT2106: Irish Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional CC2102: Classical Mythology and Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required DT2104: Contemporary Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required DT2107: Stagecraft 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional DT204: Introduction to Playwriting - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional DT2109: Theatre Production Practicum II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
Required EC269: Intermediate Microeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC207: Irish Economic History - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC273: Mathematics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EC219: Comparative Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required EC268: Intermediate Macroeconomics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required EC275: Statistics for Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
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
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
Optional EN2140: Science Fiction (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2114: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG223.I: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2116: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3141: North American Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2117: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2112: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN434.I: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN448.I: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2131: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3113: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG213.I: Film Studies - Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG230.I: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN298.I: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2113: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2142: Worlds in Revolt: Romanticisms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2119: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3138: Literature in the Digital Age - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN278.I: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG244.I: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG201: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN410.I: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2128: Novelty, Conflict, Scandal: Reading Early Modernity - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN444.I: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN2148: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3103: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG205: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ENG217.I: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional EN3114: Modernist Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2106: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2132: Gender and Globalisation in Modern Ireland (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2149: Service Learning - Literacy Lift Off! Reading with Children (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG201.II: Exploring the Creative Arts - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2100: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN444.II: Pain & Pleasure in Jacobean Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN410.II: Jane Austen - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG213.II: Film Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN441.II: Plays, Players and Playhouse - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN434.II: Studies in 20th Century Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN264: Studies In Medieval Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2133: Media, Culture, Society - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG244.II: Textual Histories - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN3104: Literature of the Internet - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2150: Science Fiction and Speculative Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN448.II: Stories Told and Re-Told - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2120: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2102: Renaissance Drama - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG205.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG217.II: Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2107: Shakespearean Comedies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN385: Drama And Theatre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG230.II: 19th Century Detective Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN298.II: Spenser: The Faerie Queene - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2141: Science Fiction (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ENG223.II: Special Theme - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN278.II: Milton's Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional EN2101: Creative Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: French (30 Credits):
Required FR270: Langue poétique/ langue vivante - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required FR269: Lecture du français: Textes, Contextes, Idées - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional FR2100: Expressing French and Francophone Identities - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR266: French Language 5 - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Required FR267: La France mise en scène - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Gaeilge (30 Credits):
Optional NG259: An Nualitríocht I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required NG227: Teanga Na Nua-Ghaeilge I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG260: Litríocht na Gaeilge 1200-1900 I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional NG261: An Nualitríocht II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional NG801: University of Villanova - 15 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 (30 Credits):
Required GR239: History of German Literature & Culture I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR236: German Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR238: German Studies I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required GR237: German Language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR240: German Studies II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GR235: History of German Literature & Culture II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Irish Studies (Literature and Music) (30 Credits):
Optional IS211: Constructing Identities in Music & Dance - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2102: Festival, Ritual and Commemoration - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IS2101: Space and Place in Irish Literature - 10 Credits - Semester 3
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 (30 Credits):
Optional IT238: Italian Culture & Society I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT237: Applied Language Skills: Intercultural Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required IT235: Intermediate Language I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional IT239: Italian Culture & Society II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT236: Intermediate language II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required IT210: Oral - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Law in Arts (30 Credits):
Required LW107.I: Legal Methods And Research - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW202: Contract I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required LW227: Constitutional Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional LW385: European Human Rights - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW220: Sociology Of Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional LW370: Comparative Disability Law - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW205: Contract II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required LW228: Constitutional Law II - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Léann na Cumarsáide (30 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 CG2103: Teicneolaíochtaí na Meán - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required CG2104: Scriptscríobh - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required GA210: An Gné-Alt - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Mathematical Studies (30 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
Required ST238: Introduction to Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST237: Introduction to Statistical Data and Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA284: Discrete Mathematics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required MA2286: Differential Forms - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional ST238: Introduction to Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA2287: Complex Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional ST236: Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required MA283: Linear Algebra - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
Optional PI210: Moral And Political Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI234: Topics in Practical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI2101: Information Ethics - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI255: Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required PI216: History Of Modern Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional PI247: Nietzsche & Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI240: Bioethics - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2100: East Asian Philosophy and Culture - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI2102: Formal Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional PI248: Phenomenology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Psychological Studies (30 Credits):
Optional PS338: Theories of Personality - 5 Credits - Semester 3
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 PS428: Social Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Required PS219: Research Methods in Psychology - 5 Credits - Semester 4

Optional Subject: Tireolaiocht (30 Credits):
Optional TI235: Biogeography - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI229: Political & Cutural Geography: Identity, Race & the Nation - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI216: Aimsir Agus Aeraid/ Weather And Climate - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Optional TI236: Environmental Planning: Principles & Processes - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI251: Theory & Practice in Geography I - 5 Credits - Semester 3
Required TI252: Theory & Practice in Geography II - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI230: Economic Geography - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI254: Space, Place and the Irish Landscape - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI258: Rural Environments: Sustainability & Management - 5 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI2102: Introduction To GIS - 10 Credits - Semester 4
Optional TI255: Earth Surface Landforms and Processes - 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 AR3100: Metal, Warfare, and Chiefdoms - The Bronze Age Roots of European Civilization - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required AR343: Public Archaeology - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional AR347: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional AR332: The Development Of The Castle In Medieval Europe - 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: Classics (30 Credits):
Optional CCS311: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC230: Beginning Latin Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS307: Ireland & the Ancient World - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CC316: Barbarians - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS315: Intermediate Latin 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS301: Representing Rome - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SG3100: The Cultural Impact of Christianity on Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CCS306: Iconography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS316: Intermediate Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS312: Advanced Classical and Medieval Latin 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CC232: Beginning Latin Part 2 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS202: Latin & Historical Linguistics Part 1 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS302: Classics & Continuity - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional CCS305: Expressions of Power in Antiquity - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Drama Theatre (30 Credits):
Optional DT4103: The Places and Spaces of Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional DT4104: Theatre in Translation - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional DT4102: Performance Studies - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional DT4105: Playwriting 3: Adaptation - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional DT4101: Contemporary Irish Theatre - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional DT4100: Advanced Drama and Theatre - 10 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Economics (30 Credits):
Optional EC369: Money And Banking - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC425: Topics in Microeconomic Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC345: Health Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC357: Development Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC388: Environmental And Natural Resource Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required EC422: Applied Econometrics - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC427: Ireland, Europe & the Global Economy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EC325: History Of Economic Thought - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC3100: Economics and Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC362: Economics Of Financial Markets - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC382: International Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC386: Public Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC429: Marine Economics - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EC424: Topics in Macroeconomic Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: English (30 Credits):
Optional EN3119: Technology and Culture A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3110: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3105: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3131: Women, Writing, and World Literature (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN464.I: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN599.I: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3127: Writing Animals (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3106: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN442.I: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG232.I: African Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG238: Nineteenth Century British Literature - 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 EN3136: James Joyce, Ulysses (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN404.I: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG233.I: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN459.I: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG302: Modernism/Postmodernism - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ENG235.I: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN439.I: Cinema/Media Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN402.I: History Of the English Language - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3125: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S1) - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3117: Representing Ireland in the 1970s A - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN470: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3109: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN609.I: Masculinity and Crisis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional EN3126: Tudor and Stuart Texts and Contexts (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN388: Studies In Modern Irish Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG232.II: African Fiction - 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 EN3118: Representing Ireland in the 1970s B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN470.II: Old English I: Introduction to Language & Reading - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG203: Genre Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3137: James Joyce, Ulysses (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3107: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3128: Writing Animals (S2) - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3111: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG304: Contemporary Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3112: Poetry of the First World War - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3120: Technology and Culture B - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN459.II: Contemporary Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG241.II: Loose Baggy Monsters: Victorian Serial Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN435.II: Studies in 20th Century Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG233.II: Arthurian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG247.II: Reading and re-reading Samuel Richardson's 'Clarissa' - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN464.II: Negotiating Identities: Aspects of 20th Century Irish Writing - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN3108: 20th Century Children's Fiction - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN442.II: Victorian Literature - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN404.II: Contemporary Irish Poetry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ENG235.II: Digital Humanities - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN599.II: Literary Composition - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional EN609.II: Masculinity and Crisis - 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 FR380: French and Francophone Studies 11 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR366: French and Francophone Studies 10 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required FR379: French Language 6 - 10 Credits - Semester 8

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

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

Optional Subject: History (30 Credits):
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 HI3110: European Warfare 1618-1714: Theory and Practice - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI484: Slavery and Emancipation in the American South - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI376: Popular Culture In Pre-Industrial Europe - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI337: Nazi Germany - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI574.I: Researching, Presenting and Writing History - 10 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 HI3125: Civil War and Society in France, 1562-1598 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3121: Famine in Ireland 1845 - 50 - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI439: Vichy France - 10 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI358: The Tudor Conquest Of Ireland - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional HI3119: The Reign of Henry VIII - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3102: The Irish and Colonial Australasia 1788-1901 - 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 HI168: Coming to Terms with the Nazi Past - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI383: The Reign Of Henry Viii - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI365: Native North Americans: From Pre-History To Present - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI488: Labour in Irish Society & Politics, c. 1760-1960 - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI362: Party & Power In 19th & 20th Century British History. - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3115: Poverty, Crime and Institutions, Europe 1780-1914 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Optional HI3126: Labour radicalism in the Anglophone world, c.1900-1939 - 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 IT324: Language 111 - 10 Credits - Semester 8
Required IT346: Oral, Presentation and Transferable Skills - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Legal Studies (30 Credits):
Required LW409: Criminal Law I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required LW4103: Administrative 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):
Optional ST235: Probability - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
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 MA335: Algebraic Structures - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST236: Statistical Inference - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA302: Complex Variable - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Mathematics (Honours) (30 Credits):
Optional MA490: Measure Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST311: Applied Statistics I - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional CS3304: Logic - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST415: Probability Theory and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA341: Metric Spaces - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional MA416: Rings - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST313: Applied Regression Models - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3101: Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required MA3343: Groups - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional ST417: Introduction to Bayesian Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA492: Cryptography - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA4344: Advanced Group Theory - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST413: Statistical Modelling - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional ST312: Applied Statistics II - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA461: Probabilistic Models for Molecular Biology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA342: Topology - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA3491: Fields and Applications - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Required MA334: Geometry - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional MA482: Functional Analysis - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Philosophy (30 Credits):
Optional PI334: History of European Idealism - 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 PI315: Philosophy of Mind - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI3100: Kant's Theoretical Philosophy - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional PI129: Advanced Philosophical Text - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional PI331: Readings In Metaphysics - 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 PI399: Extended Essay - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Optional Subject: Spanish (30 Credits):
Required SH339: Spanish Language III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH336: Hispanic Literature & Culture III - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Required SH337: Hispanic Literature & Culture IV - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional SH329: Hispanic Translation Studies - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH320: Hispanic Crime Narrative - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional SH324: Latin American 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 TI303: Coastal Dynamics - 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 TI311: Advanced Gis - 5 Credits - Semester 7
Optional TI369: Geographical Perspectives on Rural Change - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI338: Palaeoecology - Reconstructing Past Environments - 5 Credits - Semester 8
Optional TI324: Urban Geography: Planning the Modern City - 5 Credits - Semester 8

Further Education

Graduates of this degree will have the ability to pursue further academic study in the area of drama, theatre and performance.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this degree will have the ability to pursue careers in the performing arts, information technology, education, the public service, film and television media, heritage and tourism, business, and may also pursue further academic study in the area of drama, theatre and performance.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

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 (0)91 494 426
E patrick.lonergan@nuigalway.ie
www.nuigalway.ie/drama

What Our Students Say

Darragh

Darragh O'Brien |   Theatre and Performance student

My skills as an actor have been honed, my knowledge of the theatre and its history expanded, and my analytical skills enhanced. The small-group teaching environment is ideal for encouraging participation from everyone and for forging a good group dynamic so I have made a lot of good friends...