The Irish Board offers Diplomas of Associate in Acting Performance, Musical Theatre and Teaching; a Diploma of Licentiate in Teaching, and a Fellowship.

Our Diploma examinations provide a rigorous test of knowledge, technical expertise and interpretive skills, and are oriented to the needs of those who wish to become professional drama practitioners or who wish to teach speech, drama and communications as a career.

Use the drop-down menu above to select the Diploma exam that you are interested in.

The upcoming Diploma exam dates and deadlines are:

Sunday 5 December 2021 (closing date for entries: 1 November 2021)

Sunday 12 June 2022 (closing date for entries: 1 May 2022)

Download a copy of our Diploma Syllabus for 2021-22 →

Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance Entry Form →

Diploma of Associate in Musical Theatre Entry Form →

Diploma of Associate (Teaching) Entry Form →

Diploma of Licentiate (Teaching Diploma) Entry Form →