Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to hold a good honours degree and have at least two years’ experience in the field of education. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The specialism is provided for recognised teachers in primary, secondary and tertiary education, youth leaders, drama and theatre in education practitioners and others with a professional interest in the arts in education, who have a primary degree or equivalent. Students will be involved in practice focused workshops and seminars covering approaches to drama and theatre in formal (primary, secondary and tertiary level) and non-formal educational settings.

Drama is both an art form in its own right and also a highly effective teaching and learning methodology, and students will be introduced to the philosophies underpinning this creative educational approach, to its history, and to a wide range of drama and theatre in education techniques and to their use in diverse educational contexts.

Components include:

· The nature of the art form and key components in drama

· Key practitioners and their work in structuring drama and theatre sequences for learning

· Advanced issues in drama and theatre education

· Online critical reading seminar

The course has a taught component delivered as a Summer School with on-line support during the academic year, and a dissertation. The duration will normally be two years part-time or three years part-time or one year full time.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24/36 months

Course contact details

Ms. Catherine Minet
+353-1-896 1290 / 3568