• Performing Arts

    NPA Acting and Performance (Level 6)

  • Eligible Schools

    East/North/South Ayrshire

    This is a course for school pupils only

  • Location/Day/Time

    Ayr Campus

    Tuesday and Thursday


Course Availability

Please note, this course is waiting list only.

Who is the course for?

This course offers different things to different people. It is the course for you if you are either already involved in youth theatre or always wanted the opportunity to perform.

It is the course for you if you are interested in a career in the performing arts and want to get started on the progression pathway.

It is also the course for you if you are keen to build your confidence and communication skills to prepare you for your next steps after leaving school.

What is the course about?

You will spend most of your time on this course preparing for and working towards a performance in front of a live audience. This means working creatively with text and developing skills in voice, movement, acting and stagecraft.

You will learn to work cooperatively in teams, to respond to direction and, in so doing, also develop self-awareness and a professional attitude.

What are the entry requirements?

In addition to a A-C pass at Nat 5 English or Drama, an interest in the performing arts and a willingness to commit to rehearsals and final performance is crucial.

How will I be assessed?

Theatre Skills in Performance: you will study the roles of the director and actor and be introduced to stagecraft. Your knowledge will be assessed by restricted response. You will then apply the skills and knowledge in a production in front of an audience. You will then evaluate the process.

Professional Theatre in Context: You will investigate two styles/genres of professional theatre and investigate the elements within them. You will explore the role of the theatre production team in creating a production i.e. Director, producer etc. You will evaluate the effectiveness of two contrasting professional theatrical productions.

What should I expect?

You will have lots of fun on this course as well as make lots of new friends through acting performance. This course is almost all practical, hands-on learning and you will also develop teamwork, communication, and creative thinking skills.

Next Steps

You may progress to HNC Acting and Performance

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