The Performing Arts Department studio theatre allows for a wide range of performance and technical stagecraft opportunities.

The studio is a dynamic facility with the ability to accommodate a wide variety of performances across all three disciplines: Acting, Singing and Dance.

  • Fully sprung composite dance flooring
  • Fully mirrored studio space
  • Fully equipped tech box with up to date sound and lighting
  • Professional lighting rig including fixed overhead gantry and LED lighting
  • Sound recording/mixing equipment with the ability to record and mix sound from multiple real-time sources
  • PA system for Music Video Production playback
  • Wireless microphones

In addition to our on-site capabilities, the Performing Arts Department has forged partnerships with many local companies and organisations allowing our students to create high quality work in a professional setting.

Students have performed work at:

  • The Isle of Wight Festival
  • Robin Hill
  • Quay Arts
  • Trinity Theatre
  • Earl Mountbatten Hospice
  • Carisbrooke Castle
  • Brading Roman Villa
  • Osborne House
  • Island primary schools
  • Ventnor Winter Gardens Theatre

As part of your studies YOU will have a creative input into productions and performances.

  • Alegria National Tour
  • Dark Nights Immersive event at Brading Roman Villa and the Garlic Farm
  • Independent Art Collaboration – ‘Time and Tide’
  • Theatre for Children ‘Inside Out’ and ‘Funny Bones’
  • Mamma Mia Greek Themed Nights fundraising events for end of year production – raised £750
  • RENT the musical at Strings
  • Mardi Gras performance with English Heritage
  • Schools Project Performance – Victoria 200.

Learn more about the project on Vectis Radio.

IWCollege Performing arts graduate Charlie Bonner of ‘BonBonTie’ was recently awarded funding to start his own Theatre in Education Company from the Mike Howley Trust and is thrilled to have the opportunity to create high quality performance work for young people on the Isle of Wight.

Charles’ Great Escape is an immersive, modern and upbeat story of Charles I when he was imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle. This performance will be energetic, engaging and fun and will fuse a historical event with a comedic and modern twist, incorporating funky contemporary songs.

Visit www.bonbontie.co.uk

You’ve done the show, but what now?  The Department is led by industry professionals who will help you prepare for a career in the Performing Arts. This will include building skills and creating the following:

  • Marketing
  • Professional 10×8 Headshots
  • Audition technique
  • Working as a self-employed performer
  • Professional C.V
  • Professional show reel

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