In an evening marked by talent, creativity, and the promise of bright futures, Arts Ed proudly presented its annual 2024 BA Acting Graduate Showreels. Hosted at the prestigious Chiswick Cinema, the event showcased the exceptional work of its third-year acting students, who have dedicated their year to crafting professional showreels under the guidance of renowned industry professionals.
This exclusive event, traditionally closed to the wider public to maintain an intimate and focused atmosphere, welcomed over 100 guests this year, including students, staff, and the unique opportunity for each third-year student to bring a plus one. The evening was not just a celebration but a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of Arts Ed’s students.
Throughout their final year, these aspiring actors collaborated with industry writers, directors, and cinematographers to create two-minute professional showreels and short films. This hands-on experience prepares them for the competitive world of professional acting, offering a real-world glimpse into the industry’s demands and rewards.
This year’s showcase featured 14 captivating showreels, each a collaborative effort between pairs of third-year students. These pieces were revivals of acclaimed scenes from a mix of films and TV shows, demonstrating the students’ ability to bring fresh perspectives and unique interpretations to established works. The full list of showcased scenes includes titles such as “Survival of the Thickest,” “The Sister,” and “Behind Her Eyes,” among others, spanning genres and styles to highlight the diverse talents of the graduates.
“BA Acting Students at ArtsEd are offered a clear path to learning the craft of acting for screen. Screen acting classes are built into the curriculum from first year, followed by location shoots in second year.
Our graduating students then work with industry writers, directors, and cinematographers throughout their final year to create professional showreels and short films, putting into practise their training, and preparing them to enter the professional world.
The work that the students put in to their showreels this year was incredible, and it was fantastic to see their talent showcased on the big screen at Chiswick Cinema last week.”
Marnie Baxter – Head of Film, TV and Audio
The Chiswick Cinema provided a fittingly elegant backdrop for the event, with its state-of-the-art facilities offering a cinematic experience that allowed each showreel to shine. Attendees were treated to a night of remarkable performances, with each reel underscoring the students’ readiness to step into the professional world.
Arts Ed remains committed to nurturing the next generation of acting talent, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to work closely with seasoned industry professionals. This annual event not only celebrates the culmination of the students’ hard work but also serves as a launchpad for their careers in acting.
For those interested in experiencing the talent of Arts Ed’s 2024 BA Acting graduates, links to their showreels are available below. Each reel not only showcases their acting prowess but also highlights the collaborative effort between students and their mentors, setting a new standard for what is possible in the realm of acting education.
A full selection of photo’s for the 2024 BA Acting Graduate Showreels event can be found below:
As Arts Ed looks to the future, it does so with the confidence that its graduates are not just prepared to enter the professional world but to redefine it. The 2024 BA Acting Graduate Showreels event was more than a celebration; it was a declaration of the next wave of talent set to grace stages and screens worldwide.
Aspiring actors, don’t miss your chance to join ArtsEd’s renowned acting courses! Whether you’re considering our BA Acting Programme for a comprehensive professional journey, furthering your studies with our MA Acting Programme or are looking for a stepping stone to hone your skills with our Foundation Acting Programme, we have the perfect path for you. Immerse yourself in a world of creativity, guided by industry professionals, and build a strong foundation for your acting career.