Short Courses / Acting / Movement

Stage Combat

  10 weeks / 1 evening p/w / 7.00pm - 10.00pm

An intensive stage combat course culminating in an exam with the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy in unarmed fighting.

Course Fees


Course Information

Duration: 10 weeks, 1 evening p/w, 7.00pm - 10.00pm
When: Evenings
Ages: 18+


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This course is suitable for complete beginners and those actor-combatants looking to improve their unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre. Unarmed is probably the most requested skill set for fight performers and this course will cover all the essentials as well as build your strength and confidence to make you a more effective performer.

We will also focus on acting skills and students will work on incorporating their fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging, actors will learn to create a fight where they are connected and truthful and as such engaging to an audience.

The course culminates in an exam with the Irish Dramatic Combat Academy in unarmed fighting, providing industry-recognised certification. The examination will take place on the final weekend of the course.

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“I went into this course with no knowledge of how to perform unarmed stage combat. I learned many skills which I can now use in my acting course. The instructors and other pupils in the course were a pleasure to work with.”


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