CAO minimum entry points 2016: 280 first round
This undergraduate programme (level 8) deals with an area of drama and theatre education not currently catered for at third level in Ireland. Applied theatre is considered to be the study of drama and theatre across a range of practical applications and non-traditional settings, including but not defined by stage performance or the study of literary texts. Contemporary theatre signals that the programme will deal largely with current and emergent modes of theatrical production and reception.
This programme will seek to articulate the contemporary, varied and ever-changing roles of theatre and its practitioners in society. At its heart will be the concept of ensemble, which loosely defined, values and emphasises the importance of the practice of the collective. The idea of working in a pro-social manner in theatre will also be core to this programme. This highlights engagement with specific sites and audiences, and with the idea that theatre has a core societal function and exists not only as entertainment.
This programme will be offered in close association with the Lime Tree Theatre, which is located on the College campus. Through our relationship with the Lime Tree, students on the programme will be exposed to the best local, national and international practice through visiting companies, festivals, etc., and from the input of a range of visiting lecturers and practitioners.
Entry to the programme is generally through application via the CAO system (MI001)
All applicants are required to fulfil at time of enrolment the minimum entry requirements of the University of Limerick. These are:
At least Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects, and
Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects including Mathematics>; Irish or another language; and English in the Leaving Certificate (or approved equivalent*).
*In terms of Irish examinations the following are accepted as approved equivalents in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA programme: National University of Ireland Matriculation Certificate, University of Dublin (TCD) Matriculation Examination, Northern Ireland Schools Examination Council GCSE and GCE (Advanced Level)
Candidates may fulfil minimum and additional entry requirements from more than one sitting of the Leaving Certificate.
Alternative Mathematics is acceptable in fulfilling minimum entry requirements for the BA only. It is not reckoned for specific subject requirements or points purposes.
Mature applicants must also submit a Mature Applicants Supplementary Information Form directly to the College.
About the School
Founded in 1898, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts. The College offers a wide range of programmes in Education.