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A course is the study of a particular topic within a wider subject area and is the foundation of a qualification. A typical course includes lectures, assessments and tutorials.

Ireland lately implemented a law, which mandates all students attending university education to apply for government loans to allow them achieve their higher academic dreams. First official language is Irish, also known as Irish Gaelic, but English (the second official language) is more widely used. The national capital is Dublin. Ireland is famous for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day (17 March) all over the world.

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INTRODUCTION TO STAGE MANAGEMENT AND TECHNICAL THEATRE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 5 days April 2017 Ireland Dublin

This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including [+]

Best Course Studies in Performing Arts in Ireland 2017. Overview This course is also suitable for people who work within amateur theatre and are interested in improving their stage management and technical knowledge. The areas covered in this course will reflect the key subjects covered in the Bachelor in Stage Management and Technical Theatre course at The Lir including Managing the Stage This one day workshop will introduce participants to the roles of the Stage & Production Manager and will identify how the team of CSM, DSM and ASM are divided into roles and responsibilities. It will detail the basics of running a rehearsal room, of blocking, prompting and reporting and participants will also create a prompt copy. Technology and the Stage Exploring stage technologies, lighting and sound. A one day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns and programming the operating desk. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. There will also be a focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a theatre production. Making the Stage This two day workshop is broken down into Designing the Stage and Constructing the Stage. Designing the stage looks at the considerations to be taken into account when starting out the design process including access, resources, size of the space etc., creating design concepts and the importance of model boxes that easily communicate the large scale stage design and preparing suitably detailed plans for construction, props, costume and scenic departments. Constructing the stage will include an introduction to modern stagecraft and construction as well as practical sessions on stage and set work. Dressing the Stage Participants will be given a brief history on costume and costume design for theatre throughout the years and will learn about planning, designing, creating and finding clothing including period costumes, footwear, jewellery, wigs etc for the actors. Application Requirements Fluency in the English language is essential. A commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every participant. Information on what to wear etc. will be sent to successful applicants once they have been accepted onto the course. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. [-]

TECHNOLOGY AND THE STAGE

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 2 days February 2017 Ireland Dublin

A two day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns, the use of special effects, programming the operating desk and the operation of follow spots. [+]

A two day workshop covering the principles and practices in lighting a small theatre production including rigging and focusing theatre lanterns, the use of special effects, programming the operating desk and the operation of follow spots. The course will include practical sessions as well as presentations from the tutor. Day two will focus on sound design covering what sound is and how it can be managed, systems and equipment and how to use them, troubleshooting and the basics involved in setting up the sound for a small theatre production. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. Application Requirements Fluency in the English language is essential. A commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every participant. Information on what to wear etc. will be sent to successful applicants once they have been accepted onto the course. [-]

ACTING AND IRISH THEATER

The Lir National Academy of Dramatic Art at Trinity College Dublin.
Campus Full time 4 weeks September 2017 Ireland Dublin

Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre. [+]

Best Course Studies in Performing Arts in Ireland 2017. Overview Acting and Irish Theatre is a course for international students who wish to expand, explore and deepen their awareness of Irish Theatre This course is aimed at theatre and acting students around the world who wish to explore and experience Irish Theatre while immersed in its native context. This course is worth 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits towards any third level drama qualification. Participants on the course will engage with some of Ireland’s greatest writers, both classic and contemporary, including Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Brian Friel, Conor McPherson and Marina Carr; studying the literary and performance context of each play. Acting, Voice and Movement classes are taught by leading Irish directors and dramaturgues and will focus on the unique demands of performing Irish plays. Voice classes will focus on the particular requirements of Irish texts including a wide range of Irish contemporary and historic dialects. The actor will explore how movement in different Irish plays changes relative to culture, dress, dance, beliefs and environment. Students will engage with the physical embodiment of work as well as concepts of past-time and the muscularity of text. Please Note: older applicants are advised that the course is physically demanding. ACCOMMODATION AT GOLDSMITH HALL, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN. THE PRICE GIVEN IS FOR 27 NIGHTS, ALTHOUGH THIS CAN BE ALTERED TO SUIT INDIVIDUAL NEEDS. THE PRICE QUOTED DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST Bursaries are available for this course. They are means tested and can only be applied for once a place has been offered. Course Content Please see below the contents for the 2016 course. It is recommended that the plays are read in advance Week one: The Lonesome West by Martin McDonagh The Weir by Conor McPherson Whistle In The Dark by Tom Murphy Conversations On A Homecoming by Tom Murphy The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh Week two: Howie the Rookie by Mark O’Rowe Our Few and Evil Days by Mark O’Rowe The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh I Heart Alice Heart I by Amy Conroy Translations by Brian Friel Dancing At Lughnasa by Brian Friel Week three: The Shadow of a Gunman by Seán O’Casey The Plough & The Stars by Seán O’Casey All That Fall, Waiting for Godot, Not I, Eh Joe, Happy Days and Endgame by Samuel Beckett The Cat and The Moon by W.B. Yeats Purgatory by W.B. Yeats Week four: By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr The Playboy of the Western World by JM Synge Included in the course are visits to various theatres in Dublin, tickets to shows that are running at that time and where possible, discussions with directors who are working in the city at this time. Application Details Once you have completed the online application, you will receive notification within two weeks. If a place has been allocated then you are required to continue the application process online and will be forwarded a link to do this. Please do not send money for this course at this stage. Payment will be required only when a place has been allocated. Although there is no application deadline, places are limited and early booking is recommended. All applications are considered in order of receipt. If an application is received after the course is full, the applicant will be put on a waiting list. Applicants will be informed by email whether or not they have been accepted. Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of The Lir Academy. If The Lir feels for whatever reason that they are not suitable for the course, he/she will not be accepted. All decisions are final and not subject to appeal. Due to the high demand for Lir courses applicants may be held on a waiting list. Please note: A minimum number of participants are required for all workshops to proceed. Insurance It is strongly recommended that all participants insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which The Lir cannot accept any liability. Cancellation Policy The full course fee is payable as acceptance of an offer of a place on the course. In the event of cancellation more than two months prior to the course start date, a sum of €100 will be retained to cover administration costs. In the event of a cancellation less than two months prior to the course start date, the sum of €250 will be retained. A withdrawal less than one month before the course start date will result in the forfeiture of the entire fee. [-]