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Acting and Performance HNC

(SCQF level 7)

Drama & Creative Writing, Faculty of Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

28th Aug 2017, 1 year

28th Aug 2017, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course develops the skills you require for acting and performance. It is designed to focus on the practical skills required by the actor, while also supporting the practical experiences with knowledge of theatre and performance.

This creative, learner-focused course is delivered by highly professional teaching staff, with significant acting and performance experience and a proven track record of bringing out the best in their students.

On completion of the course, you'll be awared a HNC Acting and Performance and you may be eligible for direct entry into the second year of HND Acting and Performance.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 7. For more information on the framework visit:


Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • Two Higher Grades, including English; OR
  • NQ Drama; OR
  • Equivalent qualification.



You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject.

If your application is successful, you'll also be asked to audition where you will perform a monologue.


What you study

You'll study the following subjects:

  • Acting.
  • Voice.
  • Production.
  • Movement.
  • Devised Theatre.
  • Text and Performance.
  • Creating Drama Scripts.
  • Theatre Styles.


After the course


There are a wide range of career opportunities which include working in theatre, television, community drama, and theatre production.

Continuing Study

After completing your HNC, you may progress to:

  • HND Acting and Performance (Year 2) at City of Glasgow College.
  • BA (Hons) Performance at the University of the West of Scotland.
  • BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen at Edinburgh Napier University.
  • BA (Hons) Drama at Hull University.


  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
    28th Aug 2017, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome