• NC Acting and Performance

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full-time, one year

Start Here

National 5 Drama (or equivalent) plus 2 other National 5s at Grade C or above or plus 2 relevant Standard Grades at Credit Level or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent. A place on the course is subject to an interview process. Students without any formal qualifications, but with life experience and a demonstrable interest in the subject area will also be considered for entry.

What's Involved

Either as a follow on from the Introduction to Performing Arts or as a direct access for someone with a broader knowledge of Acting and Performance, this Higher Level course will develop your skills to allow further experience and skills to prepare you for HNC, University or employment in the Acting Profession.

Subjects may include:

  • Theatre Performance
  • Group Dance Performance
  • Movement Skills
  • Acting Skills
  • Voice Skills
  • Acting Styles and Practitioners
  • Writing Dramatic Texts
  • Theatre Skills in Performance

Go Anywhere

Progression on to a relevant HNC course (subject to audition) at SCQF Level 7 or onto a University course or employment. 
Possible careers you could explore:

  • Film Actor
  • TV Actor
  • Actor for Commercial Productions
  • Theatrical Actor
  • Musical Theatre Actor
  • Script Writer
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Deviser
  • Community Actor
  • Drama Teacher