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Acting Performance and Professional Theatre Preparation NPA (SCP)

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Duration 39 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

THIS COURSE IS FOR S5 & S6 PUPILS WHO ARE STILL AT SCHOOL

This course is being offered through Performing Arts Studio Scotland  (PASS) at Edinburgh College.  It gives young people the opportunity to study at college and gain a unique qualification and a range of experience in Acting and Performance and Theatre Preparation.

The aim is to help students make an informed choice for future options after school regarding the Performing Arts. The course gives you the opportunity to achieve two National Progression Awards (at SQCF Level 6)

The award is also designed to meet the needs of learners who wish to develop a foundation for progression to further study and to provide skills and knowledge appropriate to the theatre industry.

What you will learn

  • Preparation for Audition
  • Drama: Acting Skills
  • Professional Theatre in Context
  • Drama: Theatre Skills in Performance
  • NPA in Professional Theatre Preparation

The NPA in Professional Theatre Preparation is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge, understanding, and skills appropriate to the theatre profession and to develop a foundation for progression to further study in drama.

How the course is assessed

  • Through practical demonstration and written theoretical assignments.

Number of days per week

  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1.30-3.30pm

 

    Entry requirements

    • Ideally, you will be studying towards/achieved Higher English and you will require a pass (grade C or above) at National 5 English

    Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

    To apply for this course please provide the following within your application.

    Please include in your personal statement (500 words)

    1. Previous experience in Acting or any other Performing Arts area.
    2. Any workshops you have been part of.
    3. What performances you have seen.
    4. What you hope to gain from the course.

    It is also important to list your previous experience or qualifications on your application form to prevent duplication.

    English Proficiency Requirements

    IELTS 5.5

    Progression and Articulation Routes

    • The NPA qualification has UCAS tariff points similar to 1 Higher at Grade B when applying for related film and media or drama degrees
    • Successful completion of the course  can support progression to a film and media or drama related course at college.
    • Progression level will be determined by the outcome of applicant audition and interview.

    Career options

    • Writer
    • Actor
    • Director
    • Stage
    • Manager

    Acting at Edinburgh College

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration
    Granton Campus Part time 23/08/22 39 Weeks

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