Drama: Advanced Acting Course
Course Code: 6M5128
Entry requirements: Leaving Cert or equivalent. The course is open to selected students who have completed the Theatre Performance Course (Level 5) in Kinsale College and to outside students with relevant previous experience. Mature students welcome.
Course Duration: 1 year
Commencement Date: September 2016
Course Co-Ordinator: Ms. Belinda Wild
New Drama Website: www.woodenotheatrecourse.com
Graduates may pursue careers in:
Past students have pursued all of the above as well as forming their own Theatre Companies.
Successful Level 6 Graduates may progress onto 3rd Level Degrees in Ireland and UK, for example: Bachelor in Acting, The Lir Academy (Trinity College, Dublin) Drama & Theatre Studies, University College Cork, Theatre & Drama Studies, CIT and Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin.
“Since graduating from the Kinsale Drama course in 2009 I’ve been living in Dublin working as a professional actor. Productions I’ve worked on include ‘TIC’ by Elizabeth Moynihan at the Focus theatre. ‘18-35’ with Conflicted theatre at the 2012 Cork Mid-summer festival and most recently ‘Foreign Bodies’ at the Project Arts Centre summer 2013. I am currently attending the Acting for Film programme at the Factory. I’ve appeared in a number of short films and have just recently finished filming ‘Jack Taylor’ produced by TV3 and directed by Stuart Orme. The training I received from Belinda in Kinsale FEC was a unique and invaluable experience. She created an environment that nurtured me and allowed me the space I needed to develop and grow as a performer. She instilled in us all her passion for the craft of acting and a deep rooted sense of ensemble that gave me the confidence, skills and experience to move forward in my career.”
Kinsale College has a unique, specially designed and purpose built amphitheatre providing drama students with a perfect rehearsal and public performance space. Students also perform, on occasion, in Cork at venues such as the Half Moon Theatre and the Cork Arts Theatre. In addition there are often opportunities to take productions on tour.
Links are maintained with the professional theatre, both through the permanent staff and by master classes, offered by visiting theatre professionals and course alumni in their areas of expertise. Seminars are given on the Theatre industry, employment opportunities and preparation for interview and audition.