We caught up with two Further Education students about their time on our Performing & Production Arts courses. Here are their case studies:
Jessica started at Wiltshire College & University Centre studying the Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts, then chose to continue onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma. Jessica said: “I chose to study at the College as it was close to home, and I really liked the practical, hands-on element that the course offered in collaboration with Wiltshire Creative.”
Jessica, aged 19, said: “Studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma has really helped me progress as an actor. It’s made me step outside my comfort zone and become more creative just by trying new things. Everyone on the course got on well which was brilliant. The teaching staff were incredibly encouraging and supportive and always happy to share their industry knowledge and experience with you.”
For those with a passion for performing arts, this course enables students to develop their skills and knowledge in all aspects of performing and production arts, helping to prepare them for higher education, employment or drama school.
After college, Jessica is planning to study European Theatre Arts at the Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London. Jessica said: “The performing arts course at college was great and I enjoyed every minute of it. It consolidated all of my knowledge I’d learnt so far and has helped to boost my confidence when performing – it’s really helped me to reach my full potential and prepare me for drama school.”
Amy first came to Wiltshire College & University Centre to do a Level 3 Diploma in Performing and Production Arts but chose to continue her study with the Level 3 Extended Diploma. Amy said: “I decided to study at the College as some other students on the course who I knew had recommended it to me and the practical, hands-on nature of the course really appealed to me too.”
Amy, aged 19, said: “Studying the Level 3 Extended Diploma has enabled me to learn a variety of new skills and equipped me the technical knowledge that I did not get the chance to acquire at school. It was challenging at times, but the teaching staff were extremely supportive and allowed me to learn at my own pace to ensure I got the best out of the course.”
The Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical, hands-on course designed for those who have a passion for performing arts who are keen to develop their performance and production skills in preparation for higher education or employment, in the professional environments at the Salisbury Playhouse and Salisbury Arts Centre.
After completing her studies at the College, Amy is going on to study a Production & Technical Arts Foundation Degree (FdA) at the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Amy said: “Having the chance to work with technical and production management professionals at Wiltshire Creative really helped me to decide what direction I wanted to go in when progressing to higher level study at drama school. I wouldn’t have achieved what I have without the knowledge and opportunities I was given at Wiltshire College & University Centre.
For more information about our Performing Arts courses visit https://www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk/take-part/fe/