Teenagers: 1st-3rd Year
Junior Teen (Ages 13-15 1st-3rd year) Exam Grades 5-7. This 3.5 hour class is broken into the speech class: poetry speaking, exercises for clear speech, reading aloud, story-telling and public speaking: and drama class: group scenes, improvisation, mime, and character work. Exam Grades 5-7. Half course options available.
Junior Cert Speech and Drama: Courses for Shakespeare plays, and poetry performance and analysis. Take part in Speech and Drama exams based entirely on Junior Cert English material to gain UCAS points. Communication and public speaking courses to work on CBAs.
Teenagers: Transition Year Programme
Transition Year Performing Arts Programme: In this intensive course, choose from a range of classes in acting for stage, acting to camera, theatre studies, film-making, costume design, set design, lighting and props, mime and movement, physical theatre, musical theatre – singing and dancing, and more. Gain a lot of performance experience while building up your performance CV and going on auditions. Opportunity to gain an Associate’s Diploma in Performing Arts from Trinity College London at the end of the year.
Gaisce: Why not take up Acting as part of the Bronze president’s award? Or try out one of our extra classes.
Teenagers: 5th-6th Year
Advanced Teen (Ages 16-18, 4th-6th Year) Exam Grades 8 & Diploma. Two 3 hour classes per week.
Speech Class: vocal theory and speech training, building a clear, confident voice, public speaking and communication, poetry, prose and verse speaking, literature and theatre studies
Acting: acting techniques, workshops, movement and physical theatre, improvisation, group scenes, devising original performance material, film-making.
Leaving Cert Speech and Drama: Poetry performance courses designed to teach the skills to analyse any poem from a performer’s perspective – learn all about rhythm, meter, rhyme, sound effects, structure, and style. Specialised workshops for individual poets. Specialised workshops for comparative study films, plays, and prose, as well as Shakespeare. Take part in Speech and Drama exams based entirely on Leaving Cert English material to gain UCAS points.
Diploma Options: Many of our students complete associate level diploma exams (EQF level 5, equivalent to Irish level 6) before they have completed secondary school. These can be in either Speech and Drama performance, Musical Theatre, Performing Arts, Communication Skills, or Teaching Drama and Communication.
Registration for Summer & Autumn Terms 2021
We are now taking registrations of interest for our Summer & Autumn Terms 2021. Due to popular demand and the need to keep class sizes small, we are offering both weekend and midweek classes for all age groups.