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Performing Arts

PLC Post Leaving Cert
5M5163

If you aspire to a career in acting, dance or musical theatre, this practical course will help you realise your talent and ambitions. We will help you develop a real technical and artistic grounding through expert practical tuition, and live performance projects.

Award Name Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)
NFQ Classification Major
Awarding Body QQI
NFQ Level Level 5 NFQ
Award Name NFQ Classification Awarding Body NFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ) Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
Alternate Provider:
Location:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time
Apply to:
Course provider

Duration

1 year

Entry Requirements

Applicants will be asked to audition as part of the interview in addition to the standard entry requirements.

The basic entry requirement to all Level 5 courses is as follows:

•Over 18 years of age and/or successful completion of the Leaving Certificate (or equivalent international qualification)

•Successful completion of a Level 4 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

The basic entry requirement to all Level 6 courses is as follows:

•Successful completion of a related Level 5 major award
(or equivalent international qualification)

Some programmes may require specific subjects, or skills.

If you have completed a Level 5 course and wish to study at Level 6, please remember that you need to complete a new application.

Our teachers will assess if the course is the right option for you at an interview. All reasonable efforts are made to facilitate diversity and to support learners with additional needs. See the section Open Learning and Students with Additional Needs for more information.

Mature applicants who don’t meet the minimum entry requirements, but who have acquired skills or experience, are welcome to apply, and we make sure the course is suitable at an interview.

Students aged between 18 and 23 years who do not have the minimum entry requirement or RPL will be referred to career guidance.

Garda Vetting (Clearance)

Garda Vetting (police / criminal records clearance) is a requirement on courses where students have access to children or vulnerable adults. Students must be vetted for clearance by the Gardaí prior to attending work experience. It is your responsibility to obtain Garda Vetting Clearance / criminal records clearance.

Students who have lived outside the jurisdiction of Ireland /Northern Ireland, and for whom Garda vetting / clearance is unavailable, are required to provide verifiable evidence of criminal records clearance from the relevant police authorities.

We will provide you with information about making an application for clearance, but it is your responsibility to complete any necessary application and to obtain clearance. If you are offered a place on a course, you will be issued with information at registration.

Careers / Further progression

Progression
Progress to further study and careers including:

•Actor (Stage, TV, film)
•Dancer
•Musical Theatre Performer
•Director
•Writer
•Producer
•Teacher
•Community Arts Practice

QQI FET Links to CAO Courses

Course Web Page

Further information

All course fees, from registration to exams and awarding body fees as well as course materials and equipment are covered.
(see costs, fees and finance)
Students may have to purchase dance shoes – approximate cost €20

These means-tested maintenance grants are available to eligible students attending approved full-time courses of further education, in approved Post Leaving Certificate (PLC) centres.

Applications are made online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) through www.studentfinance.ie www.susi.ie

You will be invited to an interview – this is to make sure that you’ve made the right choice!

Applications are now open for September 2024

You will develop performance skills including acting, dance, voice and musical theatre and will have opportunities to perform in a range of productions. The course explores the Performing Arts Business and career preparation, and the study of the world of Theatre.

You will prepare for auditions for progression in each area and will be supported to develop your confidence and understanding of your skills and strengths.

What Makes This Course Special?

Practical skills training in Performing Arts
Performance projects
Outstanding facilities, including performance studio
Collaboration with our partners VISUAL Carlow
Support for audition preparation

Course Content

Acting Skills and Techniques
Dance (Contemporary/Jazz)
Singing and Voice
Performance Craft
Theatre Studies
Communications
Work Experience

5M5163 - Theatre Performance

Certification
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Theatre Performance 5M5163

PLSS Code: 415721
Coordinator: Anna Galligan

Phone: 059 913 4230 Email: Email: Info@CarlowInstitute.ie Web: www.Carlowinstitute.ie

Alternate Provider:
Location:
Carlow Town
Attendance Options:
Full time
Apply to:
Course provider