Last week, our Degree Level Performing Arts students had an incredible time on their whirlwind trip to New York!
Our students definitely made the most of their time in the city that never sleeps, fitting in as much as possible into their 4 days. As well as visiting the obligatory tourist sites, such as Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire States Building, our students also had the chance to attend shows and workshops.
A highlight of the trip for many students was attending a Broadway 101 workshop. These workshops offer an exploration of Broadway, basic theatre and creativity skills, covering Broadway’s historical significance as well as the training process of a professional actor.
The workshop started with a physical and vocal warm-up, before the students participated in interactive focus and listening exercises. The workshop also included a Q&A session with a Broadway performer and our students were lucky enough to talk to a cast member from BEETLEJUICE. This Q&A session was particularly beneficial because that evening all our students went to see BEETLEJUICE on Broadway!
Jonathan Davis, Performing Arts Lecturer, said: “All of our students and staff had a brilliant few days in New York! This trip is an excellent opportunity for our students to see a range of world-class performances and talk to leading industry professionals about their careers. These experiences are important for our students’ development but will also be extremely beneficial for their upcoming auditions and interviews for drama school, university or professional jobs.”
For more information about Performing Arts courses at the College, please visit thecollege.co.uk/perform