As a student on this course, you will not only participate in varied and exciting practical workshops focusing on movement, voice and acting, you will also collaborate with others to create dynamic productions to showcase these skills. In addition, you will learn how to evaluate, analyse and further develop your skills whilst building a portfolio of your performance work to support you in entering work in the performance industry.
We are innovative in our approach to learning and teaching, using online resources to support and enhance learning for the modern industry. In your two years of professional training, you will develop and apply skills required to enable you to pursue a career in creative industries and provide the practical and academic skills required to progress to degree level in your chosen specialism.
On successful completion of HND year 1, you will have achieved an HNC in Acting and Performance.
We seek to provide exciting educational opportunities for learners through our industry links and creative partners. In the past, we have worked with leading playwrights and practitioners including; National Theatre Scotland, Gregory Burke, David Grieg, Stellar Quines, and many more. We have also enjoyed educational trips to London and performed as part of Edinburgh’s annual Fringe Festival.
You will be able to tailor your learning by choosing from a menu of additional units which will allow you to develop skills and experience relevant to your chosen career path.Year 1 core units
- Voice 1: developing skills in performance
- Movement 1: developing skills in performance
- Acting 1: developing skills in performance
- Production 1: developing skills in performance
- Graded unit 1
Optional units will be chosen on an individual basis to reflect your chosen pathway into acting for stage, screen, or community employment and teaching.
Year 2 core units
- Voice 2: applying skills in performance
- Movement 2: applying skills in performance
- Acting 2: applying skills in performance
- Production 2: applying skills in performance
- Graded unit 2
- Professional development for actors
Optional units will be chosen on an individual basis to reflect your chosen pathway into acting for stage, screen or community employment and teaching.
This course is offered as a one year HNC or two year HND:
- HNC/HND year 1 – one year full-time
- HND year 2 – one year full-time following successful completion of HND year 1
One of the following:
- Two Highers, one of which should be Drama and/or English, at an A, B or C pass
- Relevant experience
- National Certificate: Acting and Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6 including the Higher Drama exam at an A, B or C pass
- A relevant National Progression Award or baccalaureate
- On successful achievement of the HNC/HND year 1 Acting and Performance (15 Credits), an offer of progression to HND: year 2 will be made
In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).
- Acting for stage/screen/TV/film/radio
- Contemporary performance
- Teaching within an educational setting
- Drama facilitation within a community setting
- Community theatre practitioner
- Independent performing artist
- Radio, TV, arts administration
- Arts journalism and presenting
On completion of this course, you will be able to progress to university level study and take advantage of current two-year top-up degree arrangements with the University of the West of Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University as well as preparing for audition to other undergraduate programmes:
- Diploma: Physical Theatre Practice SCQF Level 9 (Fife College)
- Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
- University of the West of Scotland
- Edinburgh Napier University
- Queen Margaret University
- Royal Conservatoire Scotland (RCS)
- Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
- Drama Centre London
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff
- Central School of Speech and Drama London
- Manchester Metropolitan University
- The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA)
- Rose Bruford London
- London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
- You will be invited for audition and interview at either our Halbeath or St Brycedale Campuses
- You should prepare two contrasting monologues for performance