Creative Analysis Music

Genre: Rock band/ Grunge

Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a sub-genre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980’s in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle. The early Grunge movement revolved around Seattle’s independent record label Sub Pop, but by the early 1990’s its popularity had spread, with Grunge acts in California and other parts of the U.S. building strong followings and signing major record deals.

Artist: Kurt Cobain

Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – c. April 5, 1994) was an American musician who was best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the grunge band Nirvana.


Group Research: Performing arts

I am doing research on the preforming arts in i was looking at the Fife College Website on found:

Access to Performing Arts Level 5

This course is designed as an access route into Acting and Performing Arts. It introduces the Creative Industries, the various employment opportunities available and the key skills required to pursue work as a performer.

What is Studied:

Students will study from a selection of:

  • Creative Industries: an Introduction
  • Creative Industries: Skills Development
  • Creative Industries: The Creative Process
  • Creative Industries: Creative Project
  • Movement and Dance
  • Drama Skills
  • Community Drama: Drama/Games Sessions
  • Drama Production Skills
  • Stage Presentation Skills
  • Preparation for Audition
  • Production Rehearsal: Group Singing
  • Communication
  • Information Technology

Duration and Attendance

  • Full time – January Start
  • Dunfermline, Halbeath Campus

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • 3 units/subjects at SCQF Level 4 or above in English/Communications, Drama, if possible
  • 3 National 4 qualifications including English
  • Industrial experience and or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis


  • Successful interview/audition

Further Study

  • NC Acting and Theatre Performance Level 6
  • NC Technical Theatre Level 6

Career Opportunities

There are a range of career paths possible. Students can move into Acting and Performance, Musical Theatre or Technical Theatre. Skills from this course can also help build confidence and essential skills necessary in other non-performance based industries.

HNC Acting and Performance

Level 7

Want to follow a career in acting and performing? Do you want to work with theatre communities or in drama education? This demanding practical course has been designed to equip you with performance and academic skills required by organisations, agencies and employers across the Theatre and Performing Arts industries.

What You Study

Core Units

  • Voice 1: Developing Skills
  • Movement 1: Developing Skills
  • Acting 1: Developing Skills
  • Production 1: Developing Skills
  • Acting and Performance Graded Unit 1

Optional units could include:

  • Theatre Styles
  • Creating Devised Theatre
  • Shakespeare in Practice
  • Drama: Leading a Workshop
  • Physical Theatre Skills for Devising and Performance
  • Acting Methods and Practitioners

Duration and Attendance

One Year Full-time

Entry Requirements

External Candidates

One of the following

  • 2 Highers including Drama and/or English plus 4 Standard Grades/National 5 qualifications
  • A related/relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6
  • Industrial experience or other relevant qualifications will be considered on an individual basis


  • Successful audition. Candidates will be required to take part in a group workshop and present a monologue (between 1.5–3 minutes). This can be of their own choice or supplied by the College

Internal Candidates

  • A related/relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6

Further Study

  • Year 2 HND Acting and Performance (Fife College)
  • RCS
  • RADA
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • London Drama Centre
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • LIPA
  • Rose Brufort
  • Lamda

Career Opportunities

  • Actor/Performer
  • Community Theatre Worker
  • Independent Performing Artist
  • Drama Educator

HND Acting and Performance

SCQF Level 8

This demanding practical course requires student application of learned techniques, knowledge and practice in year 1 (HNC) towards production and site specific performance projects. Students are also given opportunities to develop ideas and practice towards their own professional development as well as audition technique and mentoring. On completion of this course students will be able to consolidate and contextualise their understanding and practice with a view to progressing either directly into employment or on to degree level with associated articulation partners/universities.

What You Study

Core Units

  • Voice 2: Applying Skills in Performance
  • Movement 2: Applying Skills in Performance
  • Acting 2: Applying Skills in Performance
  • Production 2: Applying Skills in Performance
  • Acting and Performance Graded Unit 2
  • Professional Development for Actors

Optional units could include:

  • Text and Performance and/or Shakespeare in Practice
  • Drama Skills Leading a Workshop
  • Community Drama

Duration and Attendance

  • HND – One Year Full-Time (Year 2)

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of an HNC Acting and Performance (15 credits)

Further Study

  • Diploma in Physical Theatre (Fife College)
  • RCS
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • RADA
  • London Drama Centre
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Manchester Metropolitan
  • LIPA.
  • Rose Brufort
  • Lamda
  • Central School of Speech and Drama (London University)
  • University West of Scotland

Career Opportunities

  • Actor/Performer
  • Community Theatre Practitioner
  • Independent Performing Artist
  • Drama Educator/Teacher
  • Radio, TV, Arts Administration and Arts Journalism and Presenting

Employability skills August 2014 November 14

In August my skills were as followed:-


  • 1 – poor
  • 10 – expert

Creative industries

Creative Process:-

  • Audio editing – 5
    • Audio storytelling
    • Copyright Free sounds
  • Video editing – 5
  • animation – 5
    • Animation Creation Process
    • Frame rate (FPS)
    • Story line
    • Rendering
    • Uploading to YouTube

Still images:-

  • Photoshop – 6
  • Story boarding (Planning a Photo shoot) – 4
  • Image editing – 6
  • Team work – 5

Graphic Design:-

  • Logo design process – 5
  • Branding/Marketing – 3
  • Sketchbook Creations – 4
  • Colour schemes – 6
  • Presentation Skills – 2
  • Sketchbooks – 4
  • Typography – 4
  • Gathering and collate resource material -4


  • Presentation skills – 2
  • Reading and writing skills – 2
  • Data analysis (Writing) – 2
  • Mind Mapping – 4


  • Adobe Photoshop – 6
  • Adobe Illustrator – 4
  • Adobe Dreamweaver – 5
  • Adobe Premiere Pro – 6
  • Adobe Audition – 5
  • Notepad ++ – 5
  • WordPress – 7
  • Google Documents – 2
  • Microsoft Office – 5

Web Content:-

  • File optimization – 6
  • Saving images and videos for a web project – 8
  • HTML – 6
  • CSS – 5
  • Hyper-linking – 6
  • Colour schemes (Adobe Kuler) – 6
  • Copyright – 4
  • Researched Places to store and find copyright images and video – 4

Support/PDP/The reflective Classroom:-

  • File organisation – 5
  • Various Photoshop exercises – 6
  • Diversity and Equality – 8

Movie genres

Action Movie:- Die Hard

Animation:- Nightmare Before Christmas

Comedy:- Grown ups 2

Horror:- Oculus

Sci-fi:- Oblivion

Thriller:- Cellular

Elements of a Horror Film:-

Gore, Darkness, Jump scares

Elements of a Action Film:-

Car Chases, Firefights, Destruction

Convention of a Horror Film:-

Dark lights are really important in a Horror film if its to bright to can see the scary from a mile away, Intense Music is needed for a Horror Playing Happy Music when a monster appears wont work well, Loud Sound Effects is a key element to a horror film having a monster on screen and hearing a cow moo instead of a Terrifying Scream

Convention of a Action Film:-

lots of visual effects, past pace music, a Mix Brightness of Lighting