Course Levels

Introductory courses to HNCs, HNDs and Degrees

Campus Locations

Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy

Study Options


Applications Open

Start studying in February or August 2024

Why Choose Performing Arts at Fife College

Are you someone that enjoys putting on a show? Perhaps you dream of seeing your name in lights, or scrolling in the credits, or in a theatre show programme? Maybe you are interested in leading drama workshops, learning about backstage as well as front-of-stage and front- of-house work opportunities?

Then look no further! Our performing arts courses, drama courses and dance courses are for you!

Our highly experienced practitioners and lecturers offer a wide variety of specialisms in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Performance and Production Arts. Creative industries is a sector which is highly entrepreneurial as it is open-minded to flexible, new ways of working. It’s where a growing number of young, dynamic small businesses are flourishing and new, exciting employment opportunities are generated.

You will benefit from many superb opportunities to get hands-on, real-life experience through work placements and external events, and you can “earn while they learn” as part of our Studio 38 Youth Theatre team of workshop facilitators and support assistants.

Our Courses in Performing Arts at Fife College

We offer courses in the following subjects:

· Acting and Theatre Performance

· Dance

· Musical Theatre

Progress to a Degree

You can start at SCQF Level 5 (the equivalent to National 5s) and progress through HNC/HND and on to year 3 of a degree at Fife College or one of our partner universities or move into employment.

Our exciting BA in Creative Enterprise, developed in partnership with Queen Margaret University, will allow you to take your HN studies through to Degree level at Fife College, and start developing your business plan for a successful career in performing arts and theatre.

What Happens after I Apply?

There are four possible outcomes from your interview:

(For courses where an interview is not required, you may be asked for additional information e.g. a portfolio, before a decision is made.)

1. Unconditional offer: you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed.

2. Conditional offer: your place is secured pending meeting the entry requirements.


3. You may be added to a waiting list: you have met all entry requirements; however, the course is full.

If any spaces become available, you will be contacted nearer the course start date.

4. Unsuccessful: speak to our Guidance Team.
       They may be able to help you find another suitable course.

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With the cost of living crisis set to rise higher and higher, we have put in place a number of measures to help support our students during their studies at Fife College during these hard times.

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