Edinburgh Napier University

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Scotland’s Festival City is the perfect place to study acting and now’s the time to find out more about the courses we offer in this exciting industry. Our aim is both to deliver a truly unique learning experience, and to take full advantage of our location in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world.

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    Get your career off to a flying start with the opportunity to present your own fully supported show at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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    Our courses are designed to help you make the transition from student to independent freelance artist as smooth as possible. You’ll leave the course with a career action plan, a show reel and significant acting experience.

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    We offer the only combined actor-training and English degree in the UK.

    Facilities

    The stage is set for a learning experience that cannot be matched anywhere else in the UK. Our close ties to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and collaborations with leading Scottish theatre companies ensure your training is as diverse as it is contemporary. Based at our Merchiston campus in Bruntsfield, you will train in our dedicated rehearsal rooms and have access to a fully equipped studio theatre. You will leave the course with a show reel and significant acting experience for both stage and screen.
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    • Actor
    • Journalist
    • Theatre Director
    • Creative Producer
    • Production Manager
    • Presenter
    • Teacher
    • Arts Administrator
    • Lecturer
    • Theatre Stage Manager
    • Artistic Director
    • Playwright
    • Artistic Programmer
    • Box Office Manager
    • Project Director
    • Participation Director
    • Drama Teacher
    • Voice Over Artist
    • Community Arts Worker
    Star svg icon study in Scotland's Festival City

    Our aim is both to deliver a truly unique learning experience, and to take full advantage of our location in one of the most culturally vibrant cities in the world. You'll have the opportunity to present your own fully-supported show at the world’s largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

    ABOUT YOU

    Whether you want to be an actor, producer or educator, we have the course for you. Our students are respected in the industry, and our graduates have been nominated for Olivier and Ian Charleson awards, worked in the West End, at Dundee Rep, Lyceum Theatre and Bard in the Botanics, as well as appearing on BBC, Channel 4 and ITV.