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Bath College and the Theatre Royal launch new Bath Theatre Academy

Bath College has announced an exciting and ambitious new partnership with the Theatre Royal Bath.

The newly-formed Bath Theatre Academy will offer students studying on the college’s full-time Level 3 UAL performing and production arts course a unique curriculum.

It will combine a practical introductory theatre programme with real-life industry experience to give students the best start in a competitive industry.

The performing and production arts course will be delivered at both the theatre and the college, and is aimed at students aged 16 and over.

Students will have weekly use of professional rehearsal studios, as well as access to the world-renowned Theatre Royal Bath and its three dedicated performance spaces.

Jon Domaille, Head of Creative Arts and Enterprise at Bath College, said: “We are incredibly excited about this innovative partnership. This venture will provide our students with a clear ‘line of sight’ into the performing arts industry.

“To have professionals from the world of performance and production feeding directly into our curriculum is invaluable and will provide our learners with vocationally relevant, exciting and memorable experiences in a professional and creative environment.”

James Moore, Course Leader and Acting Head of Creative Learning at the Theatre Royal Bath, has designed the new course to work with the theatre.

He said: “The creative curriculum empowers students to begin making choices about the theatre makers that they would like to be, drawing on their interests and allowing for student lead progression.

“Working in a professional theatre will allow students to be fully immersed within the world of theatre making, enabling a fully rounded experience of the standards and expectations of a professional theatre maker.”

The new course will offer:

  • Dedicated teaching from a variety of active and leading industry professionals
  • Access to the full suite of spaces and resources at Theatre Royal Bath
  • Professional mentoring and career advice from industry insiders
  • A clear line of progression from course to employment or further study
  • A commitment to students’ routes into the industry

Mr Moore added: “The students we will work with are dedicated and committed to the performing arts industry with a passion to create innovative and exceptional new theatre, on or off stage, and this course offers an unparalleled insight into the industry.”

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