Acting and Performance HNC (Senior Phase)


Students developing acting skills



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Do you have experience in performance? Or have you always wanted to pursue your interest but never taken it further? Now is your time. Develop your skills in voice, movement, acting, and stage craft with our HNC.

Be part of performances in the community and in our versatile performing arts studio, collaborating with students on the BA (Hons) Drama and Production to trial run your performances in scratch performance nights, work in teams, share leadership opportunities, and take part in innovative and creative approaches to working in rehearsal and performance.


Level SCQF 7

DeliveryFace-to-Face | Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - All day. 


Location Inverness Campus

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

You will study the following mandatory units:

  • Acting 1: developing skills (S1, S2)
  • Acting and performance: group award graded unit 1 (S2)
  • Movement 1: developing skills (S1, S2)
  • Production 1: developing skills (S1, S2)
  • Voice 1: developing skills (S1, S2)


What next... 

You may choose to seek a career in acting, community theatre, community arts or stage management. The HNC Acting and Performance course is also a great stepping stone into teacher training.

  • On successful completion of the HNC (gaining grade A or B in the Graded Unit), there is the opportunity to progress to the second year of the BA (Hons) Drama and Production.

Entry requirements

  • 1 Scottish Higher at Grade C or above, preferably in Drama or English.
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.