This course is designed as an access route into acting and performing arts. It provides opportunities to explore acting techniques in devising and role play, pass the National 5 qualification, and achieve the Creative Industry Award.

  • One year full-time
  • Creative industries: an introduction
  • Creative industries: skills development
  • Creative industries: the creative process
  • Creative industries: creative project
  • Movement drama skills National 5
  • Community drama: drama/games sessions
  • Drama National 5 exam and qualification
  • Personal development
  • iPortfolio
  • Movement and dance

One of the following:

  • Three National 4s including English
  • Relevant industry experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • National Certificate: Acting and Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6
  • National Certificate: Technical Theatre SCQF Level 6
  • There are a range of career paths possible. You can move into acting and performance, musical theatre, or technical theatre
  • Skills from this course can also help build confidence and Essential Skills necessary in other non-performance based industries
  • Employability skills such as team working, presentation skills, and interview techniques are embedded in this course and previous students have reported an increase in confidence and self-esteem
  • Drama workshop
  • 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