The Irish Board of Speech and Drama Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance provides an opportunity for candidates who have significant and varied drama experience to be assessed in a wide variety of drama forms.
The syllabus facilitates a candidate to develop his/ her skills, technique and talent in period and modern drama, verse speaking, prose speaking, mime/ movement to music, and sight reading.
Candidates will be expected to display a very high standard of technical and interpretive skills in order to pass the examination.
The candidate must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the examination.
- Perform from memory a five minute recital, compiled by the candidate, comprising prose, verse, drama and a linking script (25%)
- Perform an own choice dramatic selection not to exceed 3 minutes duration from a recognised play written before 1900 (15%)
- Perform either a character sketch or a dramatic selection from a recognised play written since 1900 (3 minutes) (15%)
- Perform a mime OR short piece of movement to music choreographed by the candidate (15%)
- Perform an impromptu improvisation. The subject will be given by the examiner at the examination (2 minutes) (10%)
- Read at sight a short passage of Shakespeare (10%)
- Discuss with the examiner(s) your drama experience and future plans (10%)
75% is the mark required to pass the Diploma of Associate in Acting Performance examination.