The Irish Board of Speech and Drama’s highly regarded Diplomas provide candidates with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in speech, drama, musical theatre and communications to the highest level.

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 list above to select the Diploma you are interested in.

Entry Forms are available from the Irish Board’s office or may be downloaded below.

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 →