Theatre and Performative Practices, Master | University College Cork | Cork, Ireland
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Theatre and Performative Practices

12 months
16700 EUR/year
6130 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Higher Diploma in Arts Theatre and Performative Practices course offered at University College Cork is a conversion course to Theatre-related studies for students with degrees in subjects other than Theatre or with Theatre as a minor subject.


Completion of the Higher Diploma in Theatre and Performative Practices from University College Cork effectively converts your degree to the equivalent of an honours degree with Theatre as the main subject.  It is designed for non-theatre graduates who wish to upskill, gain an additional qualification in the area of Theatre & Performative Practices which will pave the way to further study at MA or PhD level.

The course is ideal for those who have acquired theatre-related skills in previous years, for example in a youth or community theatre setting, and now wish to build on that experience and advance it to professional levels with the potential for a career in the professional theatre or specific areas of applied theatre, including drama in education.


Graduates can move directly into careers as: actors/performers, directors, writers, producers, technicians, educators, practitioners in various fields of applied drama and theatre.

Career sectors include theatre, film, television communications, education and arts and cultural management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theatre and Performative Practices
  • Cultures of Voicing
  • Cultures of Movement and Place
  • Performance Technologies
  • Applied Drama and Theatre
  • Performative Writing
  • Practical Internship Work Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications will be considered from graduates in any subject other than Drama and Theatre Studies.
  • Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at second class honours (2H2) or above. 
  • Applicants with significant professional-level drama and theatre experience will also be considered. 
  • Applicants will be asked to attend a workshop and/or interview with staff from Drama and Theatre Studies. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16700 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6130 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6130 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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