HNC/HND Acting and Performance

HNC Acting and Performance (Group Award code G7G1 15)
HND Acting and Performance (Group Award code G7G2 16)

The aims of both the HNC and HND Acting and Performance are to allow candidates to gain skills and knowledge in the core performance areas of Acting, Movement, and Voice Studies and to integrate these in production. They are designed for those who wish to pursue a career in the Performing Arts and seek the relevant training in Acting and Performance.

The HNC is aimed at those who have some previous experience of Theatre Arts and Performance, perhaps through a lower level course or interest developed in youth theatre or amateur dramatics, or who show potential and demonstrate a strong interest in performance and who seek to develop their skills in order to progress to drama colleges or to the HND in Acting and Performance.

Alternative assessment guidance 2021-22

For guidance on which approach suits your current circumstances please use the HNVQ assessment decision tree

HNC/HND Acting and Performance alternative assessment approaches (115 KB)

Enhanced HNC/HND Acting and Performance alternative assessment approaches (141 KB)

Progression

Employment opportunities would be in favour of those who wish to embark on a career as an actor and who wish to develop the necessary skills to progress to further training or employment in this area.

Where can you take this course?

Qualification Structure

HNC Acting and Performance Group Award code: G7G1 15

HND Acting and Performance Group Award code: G7G2 16

HNC and HND Acting and Performance Arrangements Document (G7G1 15 and G7G2 16) (202 KB)

HNC mandatory units

Unit code Unit Title SQA Credits/SCQF Credit Points SCQF level
DG4N 34 Voice 1: Developing Skills 2/16 7
DG44 34 Movement 1: Developing Skills 2/16 7
DG3K 34 Acting 1: Developing Skills 2/16 7
DG47 34 Production 1: Developing Skills 3/24 7
DG4T 34 Acting and Performance: Graded Unit 1 1/8 7

HND mandatory units

Unit code Unit Title SQA Credits/SCQF Credit Points SCQF level
DG4R 35 Voice 2: Applying Skills in Performance 2/16 8
DG45 35 Movement 2: Applying Skills in Performance 2/16 8
DG3L 35 Acting 2: Applying Skills in Performance 1.5/12 8
DG48 35 Production 2: Applying Skills in Performance 5/40 8
DG49 34 Professional Development for Actors 0.5/4 7
DG4V 35 Acting and Performance: Graded Unit 2 2/16 8

Optional Units - all will be available in both the HNC and HND frameworks

Unit code Unit Title SQA Credits/SCQF Credit Points SCQF level
DG4J 34 Theatre Arts: An Introduction to Technical Theatre 2/16 7
DG4F 34 Technical Theatre: A Performer's Introduction 1/8 7
DG3R 34 Acting for Radio 1/8 7
DG3M 34 Acting for Camera 1/8 7
DG3Y 35 Directing a Text 1/8 8
DG46 34 Physical Theatre: Skills for Devising and Performance 1/8 7
DG4G 34 Text and Performance 1/8 7
DG4W 34 Singing Skills for the Actor 1 1/8 7
DG4C 35 Singing Skills for the Actor 2 1/8 8
DG4A 34 Shakespeare in Practice 1/8 7
DG3T 34 Acting Methods and Practitioners 1/8 7
DG4M 34 Theatre Styles 1/8 7
DG4E 34 Stage Combat: An Introduction to Swords 1/8 7
DG4D 34 Stage Combat: Hand to Hand and Blunt Instruments 1/8 7
DG3W 34 Creating Drama Scripts 1/8 7
DG3X 34 Devising Theatre 1/8 7
DG3V 34 Community Drama 2/16 7
DG42 35 Drama Skills: Leading a Workshop 1/8 8
DG43 34 Live Performance Administration 1/8 7
DM2M 34 Creating Devised Theatre 2/16 7
DM2N 34 Site Specific Theatre and/or Street Theatre 1/8 7

Qualification Verification Summary Reports