Acting and Theatre Performance NC SCQF Level 6

What is special about this course?

Do you love theatre and performing? The UHI Inverness NC Acting and Theatre Performance offers you the opportunity to develop foundational theatre skills though preparing, rehearsing and performing. You will also cultivate essential performance analysis skills and understanding of how theatre is produced. The course includes theatrical make up, costume construction, running a performance and preparing for an audition, providing an excellent start for your theatre education and career.

The course is delivered at UHI Inverness and available for full-time and part-time study.


Entry requirements

  • At least one National 5 at grade C or above in a suitable subject, such as Drama, English or Communication.
  • Other qualifications may be considered.

Subjects covered include:-

  • Acting Skills
  • Movement Skills
  • Drama Theatre Skills in Performance
  • Stage Make-up 
  • Voice Skills
  • Theatre Performance

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date



    If you have been living in the UK for at least 3 years, are ordinary resident in Scotland before the course start date it is likely that you will not have to pay fees for your full time course.  Please check our Fee Waiver Policy.

    Full time students will automatically receive the fee waiver if they are eligible. We will use the information provided on your course application form to determine whether you are eligible. 

    Scottish students

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)






    Rest of UK students

    For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)




    International students

    For students who do not normally reside in the UK, including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK, with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

    Further Education course  (SQCF 1-6)


    Full time 


     Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

    Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

    Additional costs

    You will be required to purchase a kit as part of this course (approximately £50). If you are eligible for a bursary these costs will be covered.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    On successful completion of the NC Acting and Theatre Performance students will be eligible to apply for HNC Acting and Performance or year 1 of BA (Hons) Drama and Production.

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    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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.