• Introduction to Acting and Production

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time

  • Start Date

    From 27 Aug 2018

  • Campus Availability


Start Here

If you’re interested in the creative industries and in particular acting and production, this course is a great place to start.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved

This course gives you an excellent introduction to the acting and theatre business, teaching you relevant skills for working on stage, in TV Productions or as a freelance jobbing performer. At the end of the year, you’ll have the opportunity to put your new skills into practice by performing in a production in our newly renovated campus theatre. It’s fun, enjoyable and also hard work, so be prepared to give it your all!

Here’s more on what you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll explore the whole creative process and find out the key stages involved in a musical show, drama production, community project or other creative context.
  • You’ll look in detail at the pre-production process, including how to create a plan, choosing a format and identifying key roles to make the production happen.
  • You’ll develop skills in drama, completing National 5 Drama and National 5 Production Skills.
  • You’ll focus on acting for camera and develop a range of acting techniques.
  • You’ll look at the different sectors within the creative industries, the range of jobs available and opportunities specifically within Scotland. We’ll also help you think creatively and develop your own skills for employment within the creative industries.
  • We’ll help you prepare for audition, identifying your personal strengths and areas for development as you rehearse and perform.

Almost all students will receive as part of their bursary, a selection of branded clothing appropriate to several types of classes including movement and stage costumes.

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto a Level 6 course such as NC Acting and Performance
  • Exploring your future career options which might include: Actor (for TV, Commercial Productions, Theatre, Musical Theatre or in the Community); Script Writer; Director; Producer; Deviser or Drama Teacher


  • Be wowed by our Creative Department’s end of year show - Creative Candy features fashion, hair, make-up, photography, music, sound production and performing arts students. Click here to watch the video.