Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts was established in August 2005 and has within a short space of time become one of the leaders in performing arts education in Scotland. Very few schools in Scotland offer such a wide range of classes with the accreditations, funding opportunities and certification that we provide.
As students grow we run a selection of different dance, musical theatre and drama to suit a variety of tastes. In 2011 we established a 2 year Full Time Musical Theatre Diploma course which is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Since then we have added an HND in Professional Dance course and from September 2017 we will run our HND Acting and Performance course. Examinations are possible in nearly every subject through our exam boards BTD, IDTA, Glenn Wood Tap, Trinity College and American Ballet Theatre. All students who attend our classes are given the opportunity to take part in these exams at various points during the year.