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Glasgow Clyde College Acting and Performance students on stage in the Langside Theatre.
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year

This NC Acting and Performance course should be seen as the first of three years of continuous training. It concentrates on the key skills of acting, voice, movement and production.

Acting training also helps to develop a number of additional skills such as the development of empathy and emotional intelligence, as well as enhanced verbal and non-verbal communication skills which help individuals to express themselves more clearly. Acting training also helps individual to build confidence by developing a strong and dynamic presence which can positively impact both their personal and professional lives.

What will I learn?

Subjects covered during NC Acting and Performance include:

  • Acting
  • Production
  • Voice
  • Movement
  • Theatre history
  • Group singing skills
  • Acting styles and practitioners
  • Creative project.

There is also technical work (such as scenic art, costume, lighting and sound). Please note that during production blocks, you will be expected to work additional hours out-with the conventional college day.

Assessment is continuous with a mixture of practical and theoretical assessments. There is no final examination.

Previous students have performed in a wide range of productions such as: The Jungle Book, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, The Kitchen, Pentecost, Once in a Lifetime, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mephisto and His Dark Materials.

Hear from alumni Richard Rankin.

Hear from student Mirren Evans.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Enty is by audition 
  • You will also be considered without formal qualifications

Entry requirements equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

Opportunities may present themselves for community projects or invitations to professional casting sessions or other professional work.

Jobs and further study

  • HND Acting and Performance at Glasgow Clyde College
  • HND Musical Theatre
  • Drama school.

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.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply 
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder) and we will be in contact as per the following stages: 

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be: 

  • Invited to audition/interview. You will be asked to prepare and perform two contrasting monologues. Each monologue should last between one and three minutes. There will be a short interview after the performance of your monologues. Invited to audition. The first audition sessions will be in February/March.   
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 
  • We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.  

If you are invited to audition / interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following: 

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place. 
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.  
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  4. Reserve listfollowing your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options. 
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you. 

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days. 

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date. This will normally be sent out in June / July.  

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3777