Course Code: 5M5163
This Acting & Theatre Performance PLC course is designed to provide professional training to enable the student with strong acting techniques and performance skills to pursue a career in theatre, television and film, or continue to further education at third level.
The course has numerous unique features; specialised acting & vocal workshops, guaranteed acting roles in films & links with casting agencies, theatre visits, many public theatre performance opportunities in established professional Galway theatre venues one of which being An Taibhdhearc Theatre.
Students are equipped with the knowledge, insight and technique they need to meet the demands of the acting profession, while developing students’ experience and knowledge in other various Theatre roles from Stage Managers, Directors, Administrators enabling them to contribute intellectually & creatively and at the highest levels of the profession.
This course is highly practical; physical, emotional and creative abilities are stretched through rigorous acting workshop training and public productions.
GCC Student Services Fee of €175 applies to all learners.
€200 Government Levy Fee applies to all learners except:
An exam free of €50 for QQI Level 5 and €80 for QQI Level 6 applies to all learners except
We advise non-EU citizens living outside Ireland to contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service on www.inisgov.ie to ensure the course you are considering applying for is eligible for a student visa. Non-EU citizens living in Ireland are welcome to apply and require a PPS number (Personal Public Service Number). Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee set by the Irish government which is currently €3653. Some exemptions apply, for further information, please contact http://www.gretb.ie .
Work experience takes place throughout the academic year where students gain the opportunity to study and master acting techniques and performance skills in the theatre, television and film sectors.
Specialised acting & vocal workshops from professional practitioners.
Guaranteed Acting roles in films & links with casting agencies.
Enjoy weekly theatre visits & guests
Numerous public theatre performance opportunities in established professional venues such as Nuns Island Theatre & Druid Lane Theatre, Galway.
QQI Level 4, minimum of 17 years of age at time of registration, Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied, Equivalent qualifications from other countries, relevant life experiences, relevant work experiences and mature students.
Galway Community College reserves the right to make changes to any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the college and a student or a third party.
Graduates have progressed to Degree courses throughout Ireland & UK; E.g
Many mature students have progressed to Masters Courses; eg.
Past Students have successfully pursued acting careers in theatre, TV and film. Please see a list of careers in the field
I completed the Fetac level 5 course Acting and Theatre Performance in Galway Community College in 2013. With a great grade results achieved by hard work, I found that this course has set me up with amazing opportunities to go far in any performance based course. I have gained so much self confidence and self belief, I was cast in a lead role in our annual production and enjoyed performing In the Druid Theatre. It was a wonderful experience. I would recommend this course to anyone who has chosen a career in the arts or is simply hoping to gain confidence, grow and develop as a person.