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Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education

Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education


Internationally recognised course geared towards unearthing the next batch of world-class drama and arts teachers

This drama course is designed for the contemporary practitioner in drama education, whether you are interested in teaching in a school or running a practice or studio.

Why Study Drama Education at Griffith College?

The Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education is one of Ireland’s only specialised certification in drama education qualifications. The H.Dip is available on a part-time basis over a 1 year period and comprises of six modules. The course will provide a path for the progression of drama students to teachers, as well as a professional development opportunity to revitalise the practices of existing drama teachers. Below are some of the benefits of enrolling:

  • Modules are certified under QQI's Accumulation of Credits and Certification of Subjects Scheme (ACCS).
  • A range of study options are available including part-time evening study, with the possibility to take the programme in three stages under the QQI ACCS scheme.
  • Access to performance oriented facilities, including a 600-seater concert hall and an impressively stocked drama library.
  • Highly focused and experienced teachers, many of whom are active in the performance arena

What our students say

Niall Kinsella

I thoroughly enjoyed doing my H.Dip with the LSMD at Griffith College! It exposed me to a broad range of modules and was tailored to our individual strengths and needs. Since completing the course I have gone on to do a Masters and I teach piano & music theory.

Niall Kinsella
Higher Diploma in Arts in Music Education
Mairead Crowley

This course gave me great confidence as a teacher as I directly applied the learning in the classroom, with positive outcomes across the board. I am now teaching drama full time and the children are enjoying my drama classes – they are engaged and listening and participating.

Mairead Crowley
Higher Diploma in Arts in Drama Education

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