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Performing Arts & Photography

Introduction to Drama

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 21 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

This 18-week full-time course introduces you to drama by building skills in acting, voice, movement, group work and performance technique. With state-of-the-art facilities that include movement and rehearsal studios, Aerial space and our in-house Theatre and Fringe Venue, we offer the best to start your creative journey. 

This course is based on practical work and you will be introduced to the possibilities of building a career using your drama skills, immerse yourself in the art of acting as you gain essential experience in professional environments and make crucial connections with theatre professionals. Theatre visits, workshops and graduate Q&As will enhance your learning and you will showcase your developing skills in performance opportunities throughout the course.  Students in this course will collaborate with other students across Performing Arts Studio Scotland. 

For more information please follow us on: 

Instagram:  @passedcoll 

Facebook:  @PASS - Acting, Musical Theatre, Technical Theatre & Costume for Stage 

What you will learn

A highly practical course designed to introduce you to fundamental techniques and methods to support your progress and development in Drama through project-based working.

  • Introduction to Drama Skills
  • Introduction to voice and movement
  • Introduction to performance skills
  • Introduction to production skills

Placement information

No assessed placement but students have participated in Cultural Exchange Trips with Edinburgh Festival Carnival to

  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba

where they have worked with arts organisations in a variety of contexts. 

How the course is assessed

  • The course is assessed through participation in practical workshops and performances and ongoing reflection and research to support your practical exploration.  

Number of days per week

  • 2-3 days

Entry requirements

  • A strong personal statement with a desire to make a career in performing arts. 
  • You must be committed to participating in a full-time course.
  • Entry will be based on a practical audition where we look for potential, commitment, energy and focus.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • You will be invited to a group workshop audition during which you will have a short interview with members of the PASS acting team.  

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Introduction to Acting, January Start Course  
  • UAL3 Diploma in Performing & Production Arts  
  • HND Acting & Performance  

Career options

  • Audition for further training and or work in the industry as an actor, performer or within production on Stage, TV and Film.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 26/08/24 21 Weeks

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