Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is Ireland's leading university-level College of Education and Liberal Arts. The BA in Contemporary and Applied Theater Studies is an immersive program in drama and theater studies, covering all the principles necessary to be a professional theater practitioner.

The Bachelor of Arts in Contemporary and Applied Theater Studies is an innovative, three-or-four-year honors degree and the first of its type in Ireland. Three years of the program are delivered on campus at Mary Immaculate College, and one year (Year 3) on a professional work placement and/or study abroad program. The off-campus/study abroad element of Year 3 is optional for US students allowing them the opportunity to complete their honors degree in just three years, and save the tuition payments of a fourth academic year. In addition, MIC is also approved for US Federal Aid, which means that a US student who qualifies for loan approval can use that loan to study at MIC.

The program focuses on the contemporary role of theater and its practitioners in society, looking at current and emerging modes of theater and production. At its heart is the concept of ensemble, the practice of the group and collective when working in drama. The idea of a pro-social theater is also very important – using theater to engage with specific sites and audiences and highlighting it as a core societal function, not simply entertainment. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own artistic skills and specialize in particular areas of interest to them, gain a broad academic knowledge in drama and theater studies, and will encounter an extensive range of practices of the field. Graduates of this program are in high demand in many specific disciplines of drama /theater such as acting, theater design or stage management.

MIC has a vibrant international community, collaborating with more than 50 partner universities & colleges in Europe, North America and Australia, and hosts over 200 international students annually.

To learn more about Drama and Theater Studies at MIC, please click here.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

High school graduation diploma with GPA of 3.0 or above that includes English, another language and mathematics.

SAT score in the range of 1240 to 1600 (new 3-component SAT) including 530 or above in Mats and 480 or above in Critical Reading/Writing or a minimum ACT score of 25.

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