The Performing Arts Department brand new 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
  • Bestival
  • Robin Hill
  • Quay Arts
  • Trinity Theatre
  • Earl Mountbatten Hospice
  • Isle of Wight Council
  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service
  • Island primary schools
  • Ventnor Winter Gardens Theatre

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

  • Animal Farm 18th and 20th July 2016 @ Isle of Wight College
  • Memoirs and Music Hall – fundraising event
  • Peter Pan
  • Yerma

Earl Mountbatten Hospice ‘storytelling project’

Level 3 students met patients at the hospice on a weekly basis to share stories which were then turned into performances of the patients life. These were performed at an intimate event at the hospice and then later at the Ventnor Winter Gardens EMH fundraising event. Ventnor Winter Gardens was free in support of the event.

Learn more about the project on Vectis Radio.

Year 6 schools project ‘road safety’

The Isle of Wight College performing arts team were commissioned by The Isle of Wight Fire service to present a performance about road safety to year six students. At the end of the 2015 academic year the students toured the Island with their production and during the 2016 academic year invited schools into the studio theatre to share the message.

Peter Pan ‘theatre for children’

Performing arts students worked as a production company to produce a performance for local schools. They were involved in all aspects of the process including workshop facilitation, technical planning, promotion and front of house.

Yerma ‘site specific’

An off-site open air production with a focus on site specific performance – performed at Adgestone Vineyard.

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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