Edinburgh Napier University drama

Edinburgh Napier University drama


Understand the theory of drama and put it into practice, in one of the world’s greatest performing arts cities. Take one of our professionally minded courses to study the art of character, voice, and movement, as well as the practical and business skills required to build a career in the creative industries.

Edinburgh Napier University drama

Course introduction

This practical, performance-based course is offered jointly by Edinburgh Napier University and Queen Margaret University. The course is designed for direct entry to Year 3 and provides a contemporary approach to vocational actor training that is distinctive from the more stage-based tradition of the acting conservatoire.

BA(Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen provides contemporary vocational actor training. You’ll perform in a variety of venues, styles and media, culminating in potentially a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This course provides vocational and industry-relevant training, centered on acting for stage and for screen, and on the craft and practice of performance.

Recent graduates can be found working in a variety of roles and places within the industry.

Applications for 2016 entry should be made through UCAS to Queen Margaret University using the course code W410.

BA (Hons)Acting for Stage and Screen

Undergraduate, Full-Time

Our ambitious degree provides contemporary vocational actor training, in a variety of styles, media and venues.

Edinburgh Napier University drama

Entry requirements

Minimum year 1

SQA Higher

BBCC including Grade B in English.

A Level

CCC including English.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Pre 2017: B3,B3,B3,B3 at HL including English

2017 onwards: H3,H3,H3,H3 at HL English


Pass HNC in a relevant, performance based subject, with Grade B in the graded unit. Grade B in Higher English also required.

BTEC (QCF) Extended Diploma Level 3

Minimum grades MMM (Merit, Merit, Merit) in a related subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

Award of Diploma with 26 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 5, 5, 5 including English.

Minimum year 2

SQA Advanced Higher

BBC including Grade B in English.

A Level

AAB including English.


Pass HND in a relevant, performance based subject, with Grade B at SCQF Level 8 in all graded units. Grade B in Higher English also required.

Edinburgh Napier University drama

Other entry requirements

An acting audition and interview

Typical Entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which students are normally accepted. Competition for places varies from year-to-year and achievement of the typical entry requirements does not always guarantee a place.

English language requirements

If your first language isn’t English, you’ll normally need to undertake an approved English language test. The English Language requirements for this programme are IELTS (Academic) with 6.5 overall and no element below 6.0.  For guidance on the acceptability of other English Language tests please contact ugadmissions@napier.ac.uk

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students.Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren’t guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.

International students

If your qualifications aren’t listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:

BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)

BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures and how decisions are made.


Tuition fees
STUDENTS FROM 2016/17 2017/18
Scotland/EU £1,820 £1,820
England Wales and Northern Ireland £9,000 £9,000
Overseas £11,840 £11,950