HND Acting and Performance

This course is designed to build on key skills gained on the NC course in Acting and Performance, and is in effect years two and three of three years of continuous training.

glasgowclyde's Acting and Performance Productions album on Photobucket

Course content

  • Acting
  • Production
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Singing
  • Text and Performance
  • Theatre History
  • Acting Methods and Practitioners
  • Workshop Skills
  • Creating Drama Scripts
  • Professional Development for Actors
Please note that during Production blocks, students will be expected to work out with the normal college day. Assessment will be continuous, with a mix of practical and theoretical assessments.

Previous students have performed in a wide range of productions such as The Jungle Book; Peter Pan; Plaza Suites; Scenes from the Big Picture; A Midsummer Night's Dream; Lysistrata.

Actor and former Acting and Performance student Richard Rankin speaks about his experience at Glasgow Clyde College and provides advice on how to succeed in a career in acting in the short film below: 

Richard Rankin has appeared in The Syndicate (BBC1), The Crimson Field (BBC1), Silent Witness (BBC1), Burnistoun (BBC Scotland), From Darkness (BBC1), American Odyssey (NBC), The Black Watch (The National Theatre of Scotland). 

This video was produced by students TV students at Glasgow Clyde College.  

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • NC Acting and Performance
  • by audition. Please note that priority for places is given to our own NQ Acting and Performance students. Places for direct entry at this level therefore are very rare and dependent on our own students not taking up the places offered.
  • for those holding a relevant HNC it may be possible to access Year 2 of the HND if places are available. Please contact the Faculty directly as units held need to be compatible with units offered by us.
Selection Process Information

Progression routes

Successful students may progress to Drama School.

Employment options may include

  • Career in the theatre or film
  • Workshop leader
  • Theatre in education
  • Touring theatre
  • Television as performer or presenter
  • Writer / Teacher
  • Arts administration
  • Casting 

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


2 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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