WITH this year’s British film and television awards, the BAFTAs, being announced last week, and with the forthcoming Academy awards and Oscars coming along next week, these are exciting times for those working in Performing Arts.
Wirral Met College’s budding actors and performers are no exception as they set their sights on careers within this exciting industry.
Wirral Met provides a wide range of courses in acting, dance, music and music technology and our Performing Arts students are busier than ever this year, while rehearsing for their forthcoming production at the Floral Pavilion, in New Brighton, to be staged on Thursday, June 19.
The acting/drama students will be performing extracts from Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, and the dance students will be performing a medley of modern and contemporary dance routines.
The Performing Arts students take part in a number of public performances across the year as part of their assessments, and the event at the Floral Pavilion theatre is one of the highlights of the year.
In addition to acting and dance skills, the extensive Performing Arts department at Wirral Met also provides a range of courses leading to BTEC Diplomas in Music/Music Technology and Musical Theatre.
In addition to the college’s dance and drama studios, there are recording studios for students to develop their skills and experience.
Interested in a career in Performing Arts?
There are a wide range of careers to choose from within this exciting industry, from acting and dancing to becoming a film director, musician, sound technician or even teacher.
Salaries vary, but as an example, the National Careers Service states that starting salaries for TV or film sound technicians are from £18,000 to £25,000 per year.
For more details about the courses and qualifications you need to help you start your career in this area, visit wmc.ac.uk/performing-arts