Creative Industries (NPA)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


Explore the basics of the creative industries in this entry-level National Progression Award (NPA). This course is your first step towards further study of a specialist subject such as theatre and performance; television and radio broadcasting; music and video.

Discover your creative potential as you gain essential knowledge and understanding of the creative industry. Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) has exceptional theatre facilities including a PASS theatre that sits up to 110 people as well as dance studios where you will learn practical skills. This course will test your creative abilities through subjects in production, live performance and communication.

Content: Practical skills development; Pre-production; Production; Academic skills; Communication.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. A good personal statement stating your interest in the Performing Arts and demonstrating your commitment to the performing arts. You will be required to attend a selection process that will focus on your acting, movement and voice abilities.

Progression Routes

Musical Theatre (NPA) or further study at level 5 or 6 in the Creative Industries.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Broadcast Media and Photography

SCQF Level


Career Area

Performing Arts