UCD and The Gaiety School of Acting M.A. in Theatre Practice

UCD and The Gaiety School of Acting - The National Theatre School of Ireland at Smock Alley Theatre 1662 are delighted to offer an M.A. in Theatre Practice.

The MA in Theatre Practice offers a hybrid approach to teaching and learning, providing academic modules taught by UCD staff and practice-based modules led the by professional artists and specialists teaching at the Gaiety School of Acting. This hybrid theory-and-practice programme is designed for highly motivated and creative people whose goal is to gain the skills needed to lead tomorrow’s theatre industry. 

The M.A. in Theatre Practice’s dynamic combination of conservatory and academic study is unique in Ireland and provides an inspiring and challenging environment in which students will engage in research and experiment in practices of innovative theatre and performance making.

Students in the M.A. in Theatre Practice will have access to UCD’s full range of facilities and the GSA’s suite of centre-city studios and the Smock Alley Theatre, where practical workshops and presentations of student performances will be developed, rehearsed and showcased.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we advise submitting your application by end of June 2024 for September 2024 start. As part of the application you will be asked to submit your CV and/or a sample of writing e.g. essay/critical review. 

Please be aware that interviews are part of the selection process. Applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview following their application submission and successful initial review by the panel. Interviews are usually held remotely. 

For further details please see our programme UCD webpages 

Apply online to M.A in Theatre Practice (Code: Z243) see: www.ucd.ie/apply

For more information about the programme, contact Dr. Paul Halferty:paul.halferty@ucd.ie