Creative Arts students at Solihull Sixth Form College visited the Core Theatre in Solihull for a Young Professional Careers event recently.
Year 12 learners from across our Performing Arts and Visual Arts courses took part in a series of workshops, in which they learnt about the different roles and pathways into the Creative Arts industry. The event was also an opportunity to make valuable connections with industry professionals.
The event was run in association with Arts Connect, the Solihull Cultural Education Partnership and the Creative Alliance and students from a range of Solihull schools took part. Also present at the event was a former College student Katie Holtom, who studied A level Drama at the College before progressing to De Montfort University to undertake a Performing Arts degree.
Creative Arts Curriculum Leader Zoe Maksymiw commented:
“We are grateful to the Solihull Cultural Education Partnership, the Core Theatre, Arts Connect and the Creative Alliance for putting on such a valuable event. It was also great to catch up with a former student and see how well Katie is doing now. The event was really enjoyable for our young people and they got a lot out of it, whilst representing the College very well.”
Staff from Solihull Cultural Education Partnership praised the College for the behaviour of students, saying:
“They behaved impeccably in the way they worked with the artists and creative professionals, their input into discussions, their creative contributions and the questions they asked”.
The Creative Arts department at the College includes A levels in Drama and Music, as well as three Art & Design pathways – Fine Art, Graphics & 3D Design and Photography – and a BTEC in Art & Design Practice.
13 March 2023