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Drama & Theatre Studies · Part of the School of Music & Theatre · UCC

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Theatre Trips and Perforum Starts

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Alumni R√≥is√≠n O’Neill on her career and time at DTS

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Autumn Perforum Events Announced

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Contemporary Dance Classes Beginning

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Previous Dramat Members

  • Fiona Shaw (Actor)
  • Cillian Murphy (Actor)
  • Graham Norton (TV Presenter/Actor)
  • Thomas Conway (Druid Theatre Co.)

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We are committed to the highest standards of excellence in teaching and research. We are unique as third level drama educators in Ireland with a special emphasis on Performing Arts.

Drama and Theatre Studies (DTS) is an exciting artistic community of practising artists dedicated to exploration of performance creation. We place particular emphasis on theoretical and practical contexts,  historical, interdisciplinary and cross-cultural understanding of theatre and performing arts. The programme began as a post-graduate programme in theatre in 1986 as part of the English Department. Since then we have developed into an independent department within the School of Music and Theatre.

We offer opportunities to study theatre theory and practice at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have  particular strength in Contemporary World and European Theatre Practice, Theatre in Education (TIE), directing and adapting, interdisciplinary and inter-cultural performance, new Irish Theatre, physical theatre and performing arts.

We maintain close links with Abbey Theatre, Cork Opera House, Everyman Palace Theatre, and Corcadorca Theatre Company, amongst others. This provides exposure to a broad range of contemporary performance practices.

Dr Aleksandar Sasha Dundjerovic
Head of Drama and Theatre Studies
Director of Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

1st International Conference: Performative Teaching, Learning and Research

This conference aims to pave the way towards a new, performative teaching and learning culture and will have a special focus on the areas of language, literature and culture. This event takes place at University College Cork from 29 May ‚Äď 1 June 2014.

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Perforum is an events series hosted by DTS featuring the work of directors, practitioners, and researchers in the fields of Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies. Previous contributors have included: Phelim McDermont, Carol-Ann Upton, Joff Chafer, Melissa Baker, John Calder, Jocelyn Clarke and Gerald Thomas.

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Conference: Consciousness and Cognition

The Drama and Theatre Studies Department at the School of Music and Theatre will host the 2014 Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference. This annual event will take place on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May 2014.

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