BA Connect with Performing Arts Studies (GY115)

‌‌The BA CONNECT programme allows students to take a BA degree in any two subjects of their choice, while “connecting with”  a small number of opportunities to develop their personal interest in drama.

In their first two years BA Connect students take five modules in Drama (three in first year and two in second year). These are in such areas as Theatre History and Stagecraft. In their third year students studying a modern language* as one (or more) of their traditional subjects will spend time in a region or country where the language(s) is the native tongue. Those students remaining in Ireland participate in modules and production-based options. 

In the final year, students drop drama in order to concentrate on their two degree subjects.

INFORMATION AND STUDENT HANDBOOKS FOR CURRENT STUDENTS 2020-2021

 1BPS1 Handbook 20.21

2BPS1 Handbook 20.21

 

 

Information for Prospective Students

MODULES AND STRUCTURE: BA in Performing Arts Studies GY115

 

  •  In their first year, students chose Performing Arts Studies and THREE other subjects (e.g. English, History and French)
  • In second year, students continue with Performing Arts Studies and do TWO other subjects. (e.g. English and French)
  • In third year, students only do Performing Arts Studies.
  • In final year, students do their other two arts subjects ONLY and graduate with a degree in those two other subjects (e.g. English and French).

 

Structure of the BA Connect programme

 In first and second year, all students take a core module that provides students with an introduction to key issues in the field.

 First Year

Acting, Theatre Histories, Stagecraft

 Second Year

Optional modules on performance and theatre histories.

Third Year

In third year, students engage in intensive study in Drama and Theatre Studies. They do not take their other degree subjects during this period.

 Students have opportunities to audition or interview to participate in a production; this usually happen in the second semester.

 In the first semester, students take one of the following activities:

  • Internship (work experience with a professional theatre company, usually 4-6 weeks, with critical reflection component)
  • International exchange (US, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain).
  • Optional modules (areas often include Musical Theatre, Writing for Theatre and Children’s Theatre.)

 In the second semester, students take one of the following options:

 Production with full-time director

  • Internship (work experience with a professional theatre company, usually 4-6 weeks, with critical reflection component)
  • International exchange (US, Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain)
  • Independent study.

 

 Fourth Year

In the final year, students focus on their two degree subjects (e.g. English and French) and do NOT do any Performing Arts Studies classes.

 

 

 

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