This 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.
What will I learn?
- 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.
Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include limited face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches. If and when delivery is taking place on-campus, there will be reduced student numbers and physical distancing measures in place. If you require any support in learning digitally please inform the Course Leader or Student Support team.
Employer and industry links
Opportunities may present themselves for community projects or invitations to professional casting sessions or other professional work.
HND Acting and Performance at Glasgow Clyde College
Jobs and further study
- HND Acting and Performance
- HND Musical Theatre
- Drama school.
Entry requirements (minimum)
- By audition (During the pandemic, you may be required to submit an audition by self-tape)
- You will also be considered without formal qualifications
- If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.
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.
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 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.
The first audition sessions will be in February/March. The result of the selection process will be emailed within five working days of the audition. 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 and joining information.