Acting & Performance: HND - Year 2

Performing Arts students preforming in studio mirror
Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 2.5 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

Acting and performance lie at the heart of the entertainment industry. Great actors need to have imagination, expressive energy, confidence, self-belief, a desire to explore and the ability to work hard to get where they want to.

Where better to learn the craft of acting and performing than in Glasgow, a cultural hub of emerging talent and a city known for its wit, humour and challenging audiences.

On this practical programme, you will train with expert teaching staff. They will guide you towards the techniques and skills you will need to help you develop into a fully rounded performer, ready to progress your career in the world of acting and performance.

Performing Arts at Kelvin work in partnership with Platform Theatre, where many of the productions take place. We also collaborate with other industry professionals who will deliver expert workshops to you, providing you with current industry insights and connections.

What you will learn

You will learn about:

  • Movement development skills
  • Performance development skills
  • Devising theatre skills
  • Voice development skills
  • The Industry
  • Live performance

Entry requirements

  • As this is the second year of an HND, you should have an HNC in Acting and Performing or equivalent

Entry is by audition only.

Entry onto the course is based on the quality of performance and potential to develop on the course. The audition process will require you to take part in a group workshop session, which will involve a selection of acting exercises.

You will also be asked to prepare two contrasting monologues. Further details about the audition process are available once interviews/auditions are arranged.

Career Opportunities


You can launch your acting and performance career in a range of areas including in: performance, production, writing, directing or in training others in the world of acting

Future prospects

You can progress onto further study at degree level with a range or universities.

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