Acting and Theatre Performance NC Level 6

What is special about this course?

The course is run in collaboration with Out of the Darkness Theatre Company based in Elgin and aims to develop a range of skills in acting, performance, movement and technical stage skills.

The course is suitable for those considering further study in acting and drama at HNC or degree level and also those considering employment in the theatre or related industries.

Creativity, self-awareness, communication and team work are just some of the skills developed in a realistic setting, with students gaining from the experience of working under direction.

Entry requirements

3 National 5s, 2 at A or B and A at A - D, or equivalent experience.

Plus an audition.

Applicants will also need to demonstrate appropriate understanding and skills to meet the demands of the course. Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

The core elements of the course cover

  • Drama: Acting Skills
  • Drama: Voice Skills
  • Drama: Movement Skills
  • Drama: Theatre Skills in Performance

The course options support routes for both acting and broad based drama including

  • Preparing for an Audition
  • Theatre Performance
  • Writing Dramatic Text: An Introduction
  • Group Dance Performance
  • Work Placement


How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching, supported with Virtual Learning Environment engagement.

Practical performance under supervised conditions, open & closed book assessments.

How long will my course last?

Full time - 1 Year.

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

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The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Further study may include HNC, HND or degree level drama programmes.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2020/21

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.