ABOUT

Our studios are located in Aberdeen, Scotland and hosts 2 year Full Time Higher National Diploma’s (HND) in Musical Theatre and Acting & Performance, which is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). We are the only Performance Art College in the North East of Scotland. 

Through the 2 year diploma’s optional extra examinations are possible in nearly every subject through our exam boards British Association of Teachers of Dancing (BATD), International Dance Teacher’s Association (IDTA), Glenn Wood Tap, Trinity College London and American Ballet Theatre.

  • Our Course fees are low meaning that training can be affordable for all budgets. You can apply to SAAS for funding and bursary’s.

  • Small, friendly and supportive college, allowing for smaller class sizes less than 15 per course, giving you increased individual attention.

  • Weekly dance and Personal Trainer classes making you fit for performance.

  • Additional external dance exams on offer with BATD and IDTA, Glenn Wood Tap and American Ballet Theatre.

  • Our Core staff are qualified in their subject areas and professional performers.

  • We have many Guest tutors who travel to Aberdeen especially to teach our students. They maybe professional Choreographers, Singers, Dancers and Actors. Some will have performed in the West End, Broadway, Television and Radio.

  • Alongside HND qualifications, we offer students the chance to sit external grade 8 and ATCL diplomas to be studied with Trinity College London.

  • Private singing lessons are available to all students.

  • The Anatomy and Physiology exam from International Dance Teacher Association is also offered to all students.

  • We have a 100% pass rate at A/B grade standard – with 85% at ‘A’ passes

  • We are a Member of the National Union of Students which entitles students to apply for student card discounts in a variety of shops, services and restaurants.

  • We are a recognised SPOTLIGHT UK GRADUATE SCHOOL - meaning our students, in their last year of their training with us, will have the opportunity to gain their Spotlight memberships, which equips them with the professional tools to enter the industry when leaving our courses. 

  • Our courses are recognised as professional training courses by Equity and upon starting our course students are able to join Equity as a student member.

  • We have a professional performers agency attached to our school - AAPA Casting & Talent Management

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

Students will not only work with our experienced full-time teaching staff, but also have the opportunity to participate in workshops & master classes with a wide variety of professional choreographers, tutors & performers who will come to our studio. This provides a valuable link to current professional practices & influential contacts within the industry.

 

Throughout the course students are carefully monitored and encouraged to discuss class progress with course tutors. In-house and external productions, work experience and annual performances aim to consolidate all that has been learnt in the classroom, giving students confidence & experience to perform in front of an audience, as well as preparing them for a career in professional performance. 

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Aberdeen College of Performing Arts is currently listed as Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts under the SQA and SAAS.