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Crook goes straight to stardom
Offered a place at the prestigious East 15 Acting School in Essex is Josh Crook, aged 17, of Market Harborough, Leicestershire.
Josh, a Level 3 acting student at the Kettering campus of Tresham College, has already been building up a resume with credits for a Leicester City Council film and stage appearances in the same area.
The East 15 Acting School offers a range of training from acting in theatre and film and creative writing.
Said Josh: “I have really enjoyed my time at Tresham College and it has helped me move upwards.”
Lecturer Kim Laughton said: “We are absolutely delighted that Josh has been offered a place to study at one of the top drama schools in the country. He works so hard on his course and thoroughly deserves this amazing opportunity to further his skills and talents.”
An actor’s life for Liem
Meanwhile fellow student Liem Green, 18, from Wellingborough, has been offered a place at the MetFilm School which has links with many modern film and TV platforms such as Netflix and is based within the old Ealing Studios, from which appeared some classic movies.
He said his course at Tresham College was “brilliant” and is looking forward to the many opportunities which await him in the world of TV and film.
Ella Keal’s ambition is to be an actor, but having been introduced to the idea at a local youth club, she recognises the wide range of career opportunities where such skills can be applied. Ella, 17, of Market Harborough is choosing between a place at the MetFilm School and an acting course at Plymouth Marjon University. She hopes that the creative skills she develops there will also be useful for careers opportunities in education and training, where people to people communications are key.
“I’d like to do something where I can make a positive influence on people’s lives.” said Ella.
From Market to MetFilm
Off to train in the art of the movie business at MetFilm is Ewan Jenner of Market Harborough. Ewan, who has appeared in local youth theatre works is looking forward to building on the skills he learned at Tresham College to develop his on screen talents.
Dancer Dylan makes leap
Dancer Dylan Andrejczuk has accepted an offer to study Professional Dance and Musical Theatre BA (Hons) at Bird College, a prestigious drama school in Kent.
Dylan started at Tresham College on a Level 2 course after completing his GCSEs and progressed on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre, where he enjoyed one-to-one tutoring and fiercely professional cast training to get him ready for the West End.
“I absolutely adored my time at Tresham,” said Dylan, aged 19, of Corby,
“I am always saying to younger students that they need to stay on for the HNC course to get the full benefit of the training offered at earlier levels.
“I loved the one-to-one training and the fact that my lecturers made us understand that as a cast we all have to be as good as we can be – and to do it again and again, just like they would in a real theatre.
“We had so many great opportunities for real work experience. I felt as though we were in an environment dedicated completely to the performing arts, a specialist setting.
“I really feel as though I am ready for Bird College which has been the starting place for some many on stage and screen.”
The course Dylan enjoyed is the BTEC HNC/HND in Performing Arts which has been carefully tailored to prepare students for work in the professional industry. They explore a wide range of alternative approaches to acting, as well as the naturalistic and classical acting styles, to develop as a well-rounded performer, building a portfolio of experience vital for auditions. At the end of this course they leave with professional head shots, a voice-over showreel, an actor’s show reel, an actor’s CV and knowledge of how to acquire an agent.
Throughout the course there are lots of opportunities to see live performances and to work with industry professionals on projects, gaining experience and employment connections.
Tresham College lecturers have trained in a wide range of disciplines, including Performing Arts, Musical Theatre, Professional Acting, Drama and Psychology. They worked as professional performers for stage and screen and have experience of costume design, running arts companies and writing and directing plays.
Said Lecturer Kim Laughton: “We are incredibly proud of all our students; they have been professional and adaptable throughout these scary times.
“They have had to learn very quickly how to audition via self-tapes and we are delighted that Ella, Dylan, Josh, Liem and Ewan have been offered places at these top drama and dance schools.
“It is testament to their dedication and talent and we wish them all the very best of luck in their future endeavours.
“They join a long list of Tresham College performing arts students who have gone on to study at fantastic places including: Italia Conti; RADA; ArtsEd; East 15; Academy of Contemporary Music; Performers College; MADD College; and London College of Music.”
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