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by islandofsodor
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 16 -18/19 training Performing arts/ drama
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: 16 -18/19 training Performing arts/ drama

It may be worth researching what's on offer very carefully, BTEC's are due to be replaced with 'T' levels and there isn't provision for Performing Arts at the moment, not sure if that will change. You may well find that colleges will be offering their own 6th form diplomas/provision in future. Emil...
by islandofsodor
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 112
Views: 12909

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

So may daughter discovered last night that trying to video a tap solo for an audition doesn't work especially if you are filming in a very echoey room.

So she hurriedly switched to a jazz routine.

I can't believe she filmed her song in one take!
by islandofsodor
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question for those currently in training
Replies: 9
Views: 493

Re: Question for those currently in training

For my daughter it was a fairly easy choice. As she was only 16 she knew that she didn;t really want to go down to one of the London colleges yet, despite having done a summer school at Bird and really enjoyed it. She also felt that Bird was too big a college for her size wise. She did a summer scho...
by islandofsodor
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 112
Views: 12909

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

I do know quite a lot of people who auditioned as a back-up or just to see what it was like. Shame that it’s seen as a back up! But not in London so can see why. I know some who chose ArtsEd , MV and Hammond as back ups, let's face it , if you are auditioning at 5 /6/7 drama schools they are all ba...
by islandofsodor
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: College teaching from next term ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: College teaching from next term ?

Yes. And it was almost entirely avoidable if proper measures had been put into place in the first place.
by islandofsodor
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 112
Views: 12909

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

I do know quite a lot of people who auditioned as a back-up or just to see what it was like.
by islandofsodor
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Anyone know Irish qualification required for BTEC Level 3 courses?
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Anyone know Irish qualification required for BTEC Level 3 courses?

I'd have thought the Junior Certificate was the closest equivalent qualification to GCSE's.
by islandofsodor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: College teaching from next term ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: College teaching from next term ?

It does now seem that those doing BA Hons in Performing Arts etc cannot now start until Jan 25th at the earliest according to the letter sent to university students. I expect as a Diploma can be accessed by 16 year olds it could well fall under the FE guidance rather than Further Ed guidance. The f...
by islandofsodor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: College teaching from next term ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: College teaching from next term ?

My daughter is now back in on 11th as 3rd year diplomas are classed as exam years.

Everyone else is back on 18th.

They are online on zoom until then.
by islandofsodor
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2021 entry
Replies: 112
Views: 12909

Re: Auditioning for 2021 entry

Could be that across all the different courses they run they’ve had that many video submissions.
by islandofsodor
Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: College teaching from next term ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: College teaching from next term ?

My daughter starts back on 5th Jan and will be more or less full time, face to face.

My son is doing a Btec. He is due in college full time but on alternate weeks.
by islandofsodor
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Standard required for performing arts 6th form vs 3yr diploma at 16
Replies: 1
Views: 296

Re: Standard required for performing arts 6th form vs 3yr diploma at 16

Usually yes

The 3 year Level 6 diploma is equivalent to degree level is meant to lead straight into the industry whereas the 2 year L3 6th form courses are meant to prepare young people for entry to degrees or diplomas.

Some institutions offer both.
by islandofsodor
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Can You Help?
Topic: So confused about singing training
Replies: 8
Views: 1443

Re: So confused about singing training

MY husband started out as a classically trained singer but is now qualified both with Estill and Vocal Process and he also continues to keep up to date with all the latest research. He uses SOVT techniques a lot to help with vocal function. The best teachers understand vocal function as well as styl...
by islandofsodor
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2020 entry
Replies: 1299
Views: 254950

Re: Auditioning for 2020 entry

Marissa wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:26 pm
islandofsodor wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Same here
Huge hugs xxx
She is considering applying for a post-grad year but we need to look into the finances.
by islandofsodor
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2020 entry
Replies: 1299
Views: 254950

Re: Auditioning for 2020 entry

Same here