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Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts College

Our studios hosts 2 year Full Time Higher National Diploma’s (HND) in Musical Theatre, Professional Dance and Acting and Performance, which is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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.
  • Daily 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 diploma to be studied with Trinity College London.
  • Private singing lessons are available to all students.
  • Students make up their own timetable based on the Mandatory ‘Core’ subjects. You can decide what extra units you want to study and which skills you want learn and improve upon.
  • The Anatomy and Physiology exam from International Dance Teacher Association is also offered to all students.
  • Performance and Competition opportunities in London, Scotland and Paris are available.
  • 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.
  • 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.