Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Acting)

  • Course Fact File
  • Course Code SG236
  • Duration 3
  • Points Required 225*
  • NFQ Level 7

Course Summary

IT Sligo is delighted to announce the launch of this new three year acting course. With skills classes, masterclasses from industry professionals, workshops and performances in our Black Box

Theatre, this course will equip you to make a start as an actor in theatre, film or television.

Throughout the three years you will be introduced to the main acting genres and be given a range of approaches to acting. In addition to vocal and movement skills, you will learn how to create characterisation. Although we will want to see you develop as a creative individual, you will also learn to be part of an ensemble.

Although the training is essentially practical, it is important that an actor learns how to intellectually engage with the text and become an informed actor. To this end, Cultural and Performance Studies will engage you with cultural and historical backgrounds and will explore a range from textual analysis to performance art.

In addition to an experienced staff, you will work with other industry professionals in masterclasses and workshops to extend your range of approaches to self, text and audience.

With a programme which has been endorsed by the industry, you would be choosing to study on a course which is committed to your future employment, which will let you work closely with other would-be developing professionals and which will give you the skills you will need for your future in the industry.

Learn much more about this programme or Performing Arts in general at IT Sligo.

You may also be interested in our new programme this Sept. - B.A. in Writing and Literature


More about this Programme

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

A minimum of five O6/H7, O6/H7 in English or Irish, no Maths required. We require a minimum of 160 points for all Level 8 courses.

Garda vetting:

You should note that all entrants to this course will be required to undergo vetting by the Garda Síochána. If you have a criminal conviction in Ireland or elsewhere, this may adversely impact on your ability to undertake a professional placement or to secure employment in the field of Performing Arts.

Career Opportunities

There is a steady demand for qualified practitioners in the theatre and film industries. Graduates will be qualified to work either as an actor in film and TV, or alternatively in a range of areas across the performing arts, teaching, or careers in the broader cultural context (e.g. graduates have founded new theatre companies, written plays, etc.)

Further Study

Students may progress to a BA (Hons) Performing Arts (Level 8) at IT Sligo with further study leading to a MA or PhD in the discipline.