Sixth Form Career’s Day, Schools and Conservatoires Expo


Today, ArtsEd hosted it’s highly anticipated Year 12 Career’s Day, an event designed to provide students with invaluable insights into the performing arts industry and higher education opportunities. Seventy-five enthusiastic students attended, eager to explore their future paths and gain knowledge from seasoned professionals.

The day commenced with all nine prestigious Performing Arts Conservatoires setting up stands in a studio where students could freely meet and talk to the conservatoires’ representatives. This interactive session allowed students to gather detailed information about the various higher education programmes available at institutions such as Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Guildhall School of Speech and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview, LIPA, Royal Conservatoire Scotland, and ArtsEd.

Following this informative session, representatives from each conservatoire participated in a panel discussion. During the panel, they shared deeper insights into their programmes, answered questions, and offered advice to help students navigate their future educational and career paths.

After the panel discussion, students participated in a series of dynamic workshops led by industry professionals. Dan Hall, a documentary filmmaker, conducted a Producing for Film workshop, providing insights into the intricacies of film production. Dan Clarkson, writer and actor, led a Comic Devising workshop, where students learned the art of creating comedic content. Annie Tyson, acting tutor, offered a Shakespeare workshop, immersing students in the timeless works of the Bard. Tinovimbanashe Sibanda, a movement director, choreographer, and performer, conducted an MT Movement workshop, showcasing the vital role of movement in musical theatre.

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Dan Clarkson Workshop - Comic Devising

The day concluded with an agent panel Q&A session featuring two prominent talent agents. This provided students with the opportunity to ask questions and gain a deeper understanding of the industry from the perspective of talent representation.

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Agent Panel with Jay Boyd-Rochford (JBR Creative Management) & Michael Harris (Apollo Artist Management)

“It was with great pleasure that the Sixth Form were able to host Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Guildhall School of Speech and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Urdang, Laine Theatre Arts, Mountview, LIPA, Royal Conservatoire Scotland and [last but certainly not least] ArtsEd, for the second annual Sixth Form Careers Day Schools and Conservatoires Expo.

This is a rare opportunity for all Yr12 ArtsEd Sixth Form students to meet one-to-one with representatives from all of these outstanding institutions as they begin to consider vocational options post Sixth Form. This was followed by masterclasses with current industry practitioners and a panel discussion with leading talent agents.”
– Tim Hunter-Reid, BTEC Acting Teacher and BTEC Vocation Guidance Coordinator

The Sixth Form Career’s Day at ArtsEd was a resounding success, leaving students inspired and better equipped to make informed decisions about their futures in the performing arts. This event not only highlighted the wealth of opportunities available to aspiring artists but also reinforced ArtsEd’s commitment to providing top-tier vocational guidance and education.


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