Professional Theatre Preparation NPA
Campus Granton Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 6
Study mode Part time
Duration 39 weeks
Course enquiry form
This course is for S5 and 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 Professional 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 a 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
The NPA 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 Task based demonstrations and written theroretical assignments
Number of days per week
- Every Tuesday and Thursday 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm
Students in S5 & S6 working towards Nat 5 or higer level qualifications.
Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements
Please include some information in your personal statement regarding:
- Previous experience in Acting or any other Performing Arts area
- Any workshops you have been part of
- What performances you have seen
- What do 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 RequirementsIELTS 5.5
Progression and Articulation Routes
- UAL Level 2/3 Diploma i Performing and Production ar6ts (Acting) - Progression route at PASS
- The NPA qualification has UCAS tariff points similar to 1 Higher at Grade B when applying for related film and media or drama degree
- Successful completion of the course can support progression to a college film, media, or drama-related course.
- The progression level will be determined by audition and interview outcome.
Funding & Fees
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