NUI Galway Creative Arts Performance Points

Scheme open for applications

NUI Galway, Ireland’s leading university for the creative arts, is offering special performance points for CAO students who show exceptional artistic promise and achievement under six areas of excellence:

  • Creative Writing
  • Digital Arts and Media
  • Drama and Theatre
  • Film
  • Non-fiction writing, including Journalism
  • Music

Successful applicants will gain a bonus of 40 points when applying for entry to all NUI Galway undergraduate courses (with the exception of GY501, Medicine) and will receive help while a student of NUI Galway to develop their artistic potential, while enjoying all NUI Galway has to offer.

The deadline for receipt of applications, and all associated material is 1st May 2019. Applications can be made here ….

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BA Creative Music Production

IADT are excited to announce a new learning pathway on our BA (Hons) Creative Music Production programme.

Based on years of development and student/industry feedback, applicants can now apply for a learning pathway that allows them to develop as musicians, as well as learning about the production and creation of music and audio. This new pathway: Music Practice (as opposed to music performance) enables performers to use technology creatively.

This is a new and unique approach focused on music performance and technological development.

All applicants to the CAO this year will be contacted by our Admissions Office about this new pathway.

For more details, please visit:

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Commercial Modern Music Audition

Sat 23rdFeb Audition Preparation Day for DT506 Commercial Modern Music:-DT506:

BIMM Institute Dublin is offering new applicants for 2019 an opportunity to practice their audition techniques with our expert team of music industry professionals.

 Further information:-

 If you would like further information or wish to book into this event please email

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Visual Culture Taster Day – NCAD

BA Visual Culture Taster Day 2019NCAD

You are invited you to a BA Visual Culture Taster Lecture at the college. You will have a chance to participate in the taster lecture, to meet current students, and to tour the facilities including the Edward Murphy Library, Ireland’s leading specialist art and design library.

NCAD has a special atmosphere. Based on our campus in the Liberties in Central Dublin, Visual Culture students study the history and contemporary practice of art and design – including fashion and mass media – in the company of the next generation of practising artist and designers. Our open morning will give you a chance to see the college in action.

The open morning will take place at 12 midday on Wednesday 20th February 2019 (room HCH203). The talk and tour will last c. 90 mins and refreshments will be provided.

Click here for more information …

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New courses in SFCE PLC

Some new courses on offer in Sallynoggin College:

This year, due to expansion in the scope of Wellbeing and Fitness training, we are delighted to have introduced a Yoga Teacher Training course, including Wellbeing and Holistic studies. This course also offers training in Reflexology, Massage and Nutrition.

Pilates Teacher Training including Somatic Studies is new for September 2019. This unique course combines Pilates teacher training with body conditioning, nutrition and exercise. This also includes Movement Therapy, which compliments and enhances Pilates teaching.

This course will provide a broad understanding and awareness of the term ‘disability’ and provide training to work in a broad range of caring and educational environments. Learners will use their teaching and learning skills to enable individuals with disabilities to overcome barriers in the workplace and educational settings.
Musical Theatre and Dance
Other recent course developments include the introduction of Musical Theatre to the Dance course, which will enable students to acquire a broader range of skills in Dance, Performance and Musical Theatre. The enhanced range of performing arts skills is vital in this increasingly competitive field, to ensure the student can compete with the all-singing, all-dancing and acting ‘triple theatre performer!

Our easy online application is FREE, and is open NOW! It will remain open up until September 2019.

Check us out at for a full list of courses.

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Your DARE Application Timeline

By 1 February 2019  –  apply to CAO

By 1 March 2019  –  

  1. You must indicate wish to be considered for DARE by ticking ‘Yes’ to Question 1 on by 17.15.

2.  You must complete Section A (Questions 1-5) of the Supplementary Information Form.

By 1 April 2019 – 

You must return the completed, signed AND stamped

  1. Educational Impact Statement (Section B)
  2. Evidence of Disability (Section C) or other evidence of Disability                                 to the CAO, Tower House, Eglington Street, Galway by 17.15.   Make sure your documents are clear and easily read.  Put your name and CAO number on all documents. Faxed and emailed documents are not accepted.

By Late June 2019 –

You will be notified of the outcome of your DARE application.

June/ early July – 

Appeals process and notification of outcome.

August 2019  

  • Leaving Cert Exam Results
  • Eligible DARE applicant compete for reduced points places
  • Course places are offered and should be accepted through the CAO

Late August/ September

Attend orientation and register with Disability Support Services.

See for information that is relevant to your application.

The applicant is responsible for his or her application and must send Section B and  Section C information to the CAO. 

All students meet with their guidance counsellor to discuss their application.

Section B is completed with learning support or guidance as appropriate.

The school can not send applications to CAO and has no access to CAO accounts unless you ask us to help.   It is vital that applicants make themselves familiar with the  application process. 

Come and see us in Guidance if you need any help or have any questions.



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Limerick – Fitness/ Coaching course

Are you  interested in a career as a Fitness/Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Strength & Conditioning Coach?

The NCEF would like to invite students to our Spring Open Evening, which is specifically for 5th and 6th year students.

The Open Evening will take place on Thursday 14th March 2019 from 7pm to 8.30pm in the PESS Building, University of Limerick.

Students will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the UL campus and the NCEF/UL Flexible Learning Pathway commencing at Certificate/Higher Certificate Level with opportunities to progress to a Diploma and onward to the BSc in Exercise and Health Fitness.

Information on the evening will include:

> Entry requirements for Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (HCEHF) and the CEHF courses.

> Application Process

> Course content, modules

> Career opportunities

> The NCEF flexible learning pathway to a BSc. Degree in Exercise & Health Fitness and beyond

> UL Student/Campus Life

Students will have the opportunity to meet with the NCEF Team and our current students and ask as many questions as they’d like on the evening.

Admission is FREE but pre-booking through the link below is essential:-

We would love to meet you and if you require further information or information packs, please do not hesitate to phone the NCEF Head Office on 061-202829 or email Website: http://www.ncef.

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