SCQF Level 4
Performing Arts

Course Overview

Explore the basics of the creative industries in this entry-level National Progression Award (NPA). This course is your first step towards further study of a specialist subject such as theatre and performance; television and radio broadcasting; music and video. 


Discover your creative potential as you gain essential knowledge and understanding of the creative industry. 

Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has a range of exceptional professional facilities including the Pass studio theatre as well as dance, acting and aerial studios.

This course will test your creative abilities through subjects in production, live performance and communication. 


What You Will Learn
  • Practical Skills Development 
  • Pre-Production 
  • Production 
  • Academic Skills 
  • Communication 

Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements 
  • A good personal statement stating your interest in the Performing Arts and demonstrating your commitment to the performing arts 

English Proficiency Requirements
  • ILETS 5.5
How the course is assessed

You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, theory and research assignments.

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be required to attend a selection process that will focus on your acting, movement and voice abilities 

Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NPA in Musical Theatre 
  • Further study of a creative course at Level 5 or 6 

Download our progression route map here
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 3 or 4 days per week dependent on projects.
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Our Campuses
Performing Arts

Edinburgh College is home to the Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS), one of the country's largest and most respected centres for training in the performing arts.  

We are delighted to have renowned actress Karen Gillan as our Patron.

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To apply please download an SCP application form and contact your guidance teacher who will support you through your application.

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