NPA Acting and Performance (level 6)
This is a course for school pupils
Tuesday and Thursday 2pm to 4pm
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 do I need
An interest in the performing arts and a willingness to commit to rehearsals and final performance is crucial. A National 5 in English is a desirable qualification.
A place on the course is subject to an interview and audition – you will be given a short piece of approximately two/three minutes to prepare in advance.
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.
You may progress to: HNC Acting and Performance