Acting & Theatre Performance SCQF Level 6

The perfect introduction to basic concepts and skills for those who want to pursue a career in the performing arts industry.


Why take this course?

This dynamic course is perfect if you wish to eventually pursue a career in the performing arts industry, and acts as a great introduction to basic concepts and skills.

You will work closely with like-minded individuals and our experienced lecturing team, and get the chance to uncover your creative potential in a number of performance and collaborative projects in our custom-built studio theatre.

What you will experience

You will get the opportunity to exercise a wide range of acting and performance skills including voice work, acting through song and how to experiment with different styles. You will also look closely at the professional theatre, how to prepare for auditions and how to correctly study text in a theatrical context.

four male students reading script in performance studio

Key facts

Entry requirements

Applicants should have achieved three passes at National 5, Intermediate 2 or Standard Grade Credit level, or should have relevant working experience. All applicants will be invited to attend an informal interview and audition.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, please view the specific English language requirements for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the following course at North East Scotland College: 

At University

If you choose to complete a HNC or HND course after completing your NC, you may want to then consider applying to study at degree level.


The following infographic provides information on current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Follow the link on the infographic to view a larger image.

For more information about job opportunities, salaries and employment rates in this industry, visit the Career Coach website.

Infographic detailing current and projected employment trends in this sector, within Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire


Aberdeen City Campus

STARTS Duration Code
August 2019
7 Months
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Online applications

You can apply for a place on this course by completing an online application form, which you can access using the 'Apply Online' button. Once completed, this will be received by our Admissions Team who will then process your application.

Paper applications

You may submit a paper application form, and return it to us completed and signed.

All completed paper applications should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.