Why is this course for me? The Drama Studies Programme is for students who are interested in learning about theatre and performance in theory and practice. Drama Studies has a range of modules that bring together scholarly, creative, and practical “on-your-feet” tasks and assignments. Students will expand their critical engagement with a wide variety of performance texts and cultures and will deepen their understanding of the fundamental role theatre and performance play in shaping society and the individual. Students will be taught skills in research, academic writing and theatre practice, to prepare them for a range of professions to fulfil their highest potential as creative and critical citizens.

Joint Major in Drama Studies Begins September 2017 

Beginning in September 2017, Drama Studies will be available as a Single Subject. Drama Studies offers a range of modules that foreground the analysis of theatre and performance as live events. Students are taught in lecture and seminar settings, and are invited to follow practice-based option modules including: introduction to physical theatre, acting, staging performance, and playwriting. In addition, organised visits to performances in Dublin’s Theatre and Fringe Festivals are a feature of students’ experience and learning. 

New from 2017

Students can study Drama as a Joint Major Subject in combination with the following subjects: 

  • Art History
  • English
  • German 
  • Greek
  • Classics
  • History
  • Irish
  • Irish Folklore
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Linguistics
  • Mathetmatics
  • Music
  • Spanish
  • Statistics

Drama Studies is now accepting applications for the following programmes: