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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.

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Diploma exam dates and deadlines

Sunday 15 December 2024 (closing date 1 November 2024)

Sunday 15 June 2025 (closing date 1 May 2025)