Acting and Performance Professional Theatre

National Progression Award
SCQF Level
Local Authority
Glasgow, East Renfrewshire
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The National Progression Award (NPA) in Professional Theatre Preparation offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in acting. This course will provide the knowledge and skills and resources that may be called upon when preparing for interviews and auditions, for entry to drama courses and/or the theatre or performing arts profession. This course is designed to develop an appreciation of all aspects of preparing for a career in professional theatre.

It will encourage you to take a detailed, focused and professional approach to preparing for a variety of potential experiences that may lead to professional training and/or employment in the performing arts industry.

You will explore and develop performance skills and develop a deeper insight into the type of work available in the performing arts sector. The course will help prepare you to audition for courses at drama schools or colleges.

Qualification Breakdown

National Progression Award in Professional Theatre Preparation SCQF Level 6

  • Preparation for Audition
  • Drama: Acting Skills

 There is one mandatory unit, Preparation for Audition, which will prepare you for the audition process through developing a broad overview of the types of work available within the performing arts sector and preparing for, performing and evaluating your own audition performance. You will then work on the specific practical skill of acting. This course is highly practical in nature and there will be a balance of types of assessment, with an emphasis on practical assignments. There may also be the opportunity to work with our full time drama students on workshops or productions.

Entry requirements

You must be working towards or have:

• Previous experience of drama, theatre groups, acting clubs, Higher Drama or equivalent
• English National 5 or equivalent.

Attendance Pattern

Tuesday & Thursday (1.30pm to 4pm). The duration of the course is August to May.