ACTING PERFORMANCE AND PROFESSIONAL THEATRE PREPARATION NPA (SCP)
SCQF Level 6
Performing Arts

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


This course is being offered through the Performing Arts Studio Scotland  (PASS) at Edinburgh College.


This course 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
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  • 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.


Entry Requirements
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  • Ideally, you will be studying towards/achieved Higher English and you will require a pass (grade C or above) at National 5 English
English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • Through practical demonstration and written theoretical assignments.
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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  • Selection is competitive and based on your interview and application form (not just on your academic qualifications)
  • You will be required to attend a selection process interview and audition. Information will be sent to you if you successfully pass the application process.

Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • The NPA qualification has UCAS tariff points similar to 1 Higher at Grade B when applying for related film and media or drama degrees
  • At college you can study a wide variety of film or acting related HN qualifications
  • You can progress on to a film and media or drama related course.
Career Opportunities
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  • Writer
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Stage
  • Manager
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1.30-4.00pm


Course Delivery
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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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