Conservatoire for Dance and Drama

Course Introduction

This course aims to equip students with the skills to gain employment in the performing arts sector; throughout, the course will focus on performance related assessment both as an individual and as part of an ensemble. Students must complete and pass all modules in both years of the course in order to obtain the qualification; the 1st year of the degree focuses on developing strength and flexibility, proficiency in acrobatics and capabilities in movement and theatre; specialisation assessments in various circus disciplines enable each student to find one circus discipline which will be suited to them; the 2nd year is devoted to developing technical abilities in a chosen discipline and in deepening understanding of different performance contexts; if a student attains the required standards they may be invited to progress to a 3rd 'top up' year towards a BA Hons Degree.

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include: Understanding circus; working with the body; developing movement competency; theatre, play and performance; the moment of performance; specialisation assessments. Year 2 modules include: Production and performance assignment 1; production and performance assignment 2; performance review and analysis; business of being a performer; circus arts and performance skills.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
FdA £17,544  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
FdA £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Audition
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • Work experience
  • Age restriction
  • IELTS 6.0
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade