- Langside Campus
- SCQF Level
- Start Date
- 27 Aug 2018
- Qualification Type
- Course Type
- 2 Years (August to June)
Applications open January 2019
This acting and performance course will 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.
What will I learn?
- Text and Performance
- Theatre History
- Acting Methods and Practitioners
- Workshop Skills
- Creating Drama Scripts
- Professional Development for Actors
Please note that during production blocks you will be expected to work outwith 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, Animal Farm, Scenes from the Big Picture, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Macbeth.
Employer and industry links
Students will have the opportunity to work with clients in TIE projects with local schools or charities. There will be additional workshops with industry professionals ranging from Acting for Camera to Audition Techniques. Opportunities vary from year to year as we are invited to take part professional casting sessions, festivals, conferences and events.
Jobs and further study
- If successful you may progress to drama school for further study. The University of the West of Scotland offers entry to Year 3 of their degree programme.
Employment options may include;
- a career in the theatre or film
- workshop leader
- theatre in education
- touring theatre
- television as performer or presenter
- writer / teacher
- arts administration
Entry requirements (minimum)
- NC Acting and Performance
- Entry is by audition. Please note that priority for places is given to our own NC 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.
- If you have a relevant HNC, it may be possible to access Year 2 of the HND if places are available. Please contact us directly, as units held need to be compatible with units offered by us.
Making an application
For courses starting in August, 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.
When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and we will be in contact as per the following stages:
- You will only be considered for entry into what is in effect second and third year of our three continuous years of training if you currently have an NQ Acting and Performance qualification. Entry will then be by audition. Please note information above about severe limitations on available places.
- You will be asked to perform one monologue in front of a panel. After all auditionees from that day’s audition session have performed their first piece to a panel, a list will be read out as to who will be invited to perform their second piece. If you are not on the list you can leave, as you have been unsuccessful.
- If you are on the list you will then perform your second monologue. There will also be a short interview at that point, after which you may then leave.
- You will be contacted and informed if you have been offered a place.
There will be two audition sessions on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March each starting at 10.00am. There may be an additional session in late May if required.
You are expected to dress appropriately for the audition in black loose clothing with little make-up or jewellery. Appropriate footwear should be worn.
You will be informed by email of the selection process within five working days of the audition. If in the rare event of being offered a place on HND Year 2, this can only be if existing HN units are compatible with those we are offering.
Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.
Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information, for example, student funding information.