This demanding practical course has been designed to equip you with practical skills, training and development in voice, singing and music theory, movement and dance practice as well as acting techniques.

Working with experienced lecturers and industry practitioners, you will develop the skills and techniques required for a career in musical theatre and performing arts.

On successful completion of HND year 1, you will have achieved an HNC in Musical Theatre.

  • HNC – one year full-time
  • HND – two years full-time
  • This course is offered as a one year HNC or two year HND. Entry requirements are the same for both

Core Units

  • Vocal techniques
  • Singing skills
  • Acting
  • Performance
  • Musical theatre: graded unit
  • Professional development for actors

Optional Units

  • Ballet
  • Jazz dance
  • Movement for musical theatre
  • Score interpretation
  • Physical theatre skills for devising and performance
  • Musical theatre repertoire

You have 7 days to hand in your work off all course from CEVAR which require the 7 day turnaround for portfolios or art work.

Year 1

External Candidates

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at grade C or above, preferably including either English, Music, and/or Drama.
  • National Certificate: Acting and Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6
  • Another related/relevant course at SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis


  • Successful audition
  • You will be required to take part in a workshop and present a musical theatre practical portfolio consisting of:
    • A monologue (between 1.5-3 minutes)
    • A prepared song (2-3 minutes)
    • A prepared movement/dance sequence (1 to 2 minutes)
    • Please bring sheet music/accompaniment with you to audition

Internal Candidates

One of the following:

  • National Certificate: Acting and Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6 and a successful audition
  • Another related/relevant course at SCQF Level 6 and a successful audition

Year 2

  • HNC: Musical Theatre SCQF Level 7
  • Fife College has defined articulation routes in place for this course
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS)
  • Central School of Speech and Drama London
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
  • Rose Bruford London
  • University of West of Scotland
  • Cumbria University
  • University of Sunderland
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Cardiff
  • New College Lanarkshire
  • Musicaltheatre performer/practitioner
  • Independentperforming artist
  • Dramaand dance practitioner/educator
  • Singing/musicteacher
  • Working inperforming arts industries which may include on a cruise liner orother commercial opportunities
  • Vocal/recording artists
  • Successful audition
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise