What are the facilities like at the College?
They’re really great, especially with the amount of studios that are available to use. The Musical Theatre course has three, and Dance has three, which we’re able to use. The size and space of the studios are great too, they all have ballet bars, centre bars and curtains, which are useful when practicing for upcoming performances.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
The friendship I have with my course mates, we’re all a tight knit group, we work together every day, so you’re with the same people a lot of the time. We do things as a group a lot, and I really like how close we all are as a class. I also like how intense the course is and how the standard of training we receive from all of our tutors is high.
How do you think learning from industry-experienced tutors benefits you?
We all draw inspiration from the tutors, especially as they have experience in the industry. Our tutors know what we need to work on in order to prepare us for our careers, which is beneficial for us as it inspires us all to work harder.
How would you describe the staff at the College?
Really lovely, all the tutors on the Musical Theatre course are great. They all do a brilliant job in teaching and supporting us and we all get along really well. I know if I have any problems or need extra support with my work, that I can easily chat to them about it and get help straight away.
Do you live in student accommodation?
Yes, I live with five other people, one of which is a friend on my course and we all get along really well. Newcastle as a city is really great to live in, a lot of the times we head into town and do things together. There’s a lot more to do in terms of activities than there is in Belfast, so I really enjoy living in the city.
You can learn more about our performing arts degree courses here or apply online to start this September.