Creative Arts Weston


Welcome to Creative Arts Weston, we stand for innovation and skills for the future, sustainable and earth conscious practice, and a commitment to ensuring the highest standard of talent entering the creative industries. You will become part of our exciting and passionate creative community, and you will be perfectly placed to lead the way as part of the next creative generation. 

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Our intention is that you will develop a portfolio of skills, connections, and insight to help you carve out the career you aspire to. You will gain industry experience by collaborating with professionals on unique and engaging projects that have been designed alongside employers to ensure that they are relevant to the industry, now and in the future. You will develop your skills and see them brought to life in front of real clients and audiences.

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Why choose Weston?

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Student studying photography in weston-super-mare holding camera in photography studio
The facilities at Weston College are truly amazing. Access to the professional darkrooms and studios is extremely helpful, and the library is incredible – filled to the corners with books and learning resources, and the library staff are always happy to help you.

Photography, Extended Diploma

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The facilities and experiences are amazing – there are two professional-grade studios at the College, and so many opportunities to practice and perform at live events. I have gained many great industry contacts through the course which has helped me learn about the business and develop a professional mindset.

Music Performance & Production



<p>Last week saw Weston College and UCW's Creative Arts Summer Show - a vibrant event that showcased the creativity and talent of our learners! This event proved to be a fantastic outing, featuring live music, artwork, fashion, film, and delicious locally sourced food and drinks – demonstrating the artistic spirit and youthful energy of our Creative Arts learners.</p><p>The opening night featured a silent disco, live music performances, and food vendors, setting a vibrant tone for the days to follow!</p><p>Thursday continued the festivities with the same excitement as the opening night, enhanced by a radio masterclass, a music video showcase, and a Candar radio interview.</p><p>Friday, the longest day of the event, featured a media documentary showcase, another radio masterclass, a media short film showcase, community classes in ceramics and print, an LGBTQ+ prom, a pride silent disco and live music, along with the ever-popular food vendors.</p><p>Finally, Saturday wrapped up the event with professional industry talks at the Bristol Old Vic by Faye Elvin, who provided invaluable insights into preparing for drama school auditions and navigating the industry as a new graduate.</p><p>We received lots of positive feedback from learners, including Finn who expressed that he found the experience fun and was particularly pleased to see Shungite perform.</p><p>Dan said he revelled in the nice weather and festival vibes and enjoyed seeing Degree perform at the pavilion!</p><p>Festival goer Josh said that he and his family had a wonderful time at the event on Saturday, and he is looking forward to returning next year!</p><p>The summer show offered a unique opportunity to immerse in the dynamic arts scene of Weston College and UCW and support the next generation of creative professionals. Thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating the incredible talents of our learners!</p>

a female and male student posing in front of the back to the future musical poster in London

<p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Our Performing Arts learners recently embarked on an unforgettable journey to the heart of London, immersing themselves in the vibrant world of professional theatre. The trip proved to be an invaluable experience, encouraging independence, confidence, and a deeper understanding of the theatrical craft among the students.&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;Performing arts students posing in London&quot;" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="65729931-955b-4cd6-81e5-6b54a534c943" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_750x750&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Students from both Level 2 and Level 3 Performing Arts programs, spanning pathways of Musical Theatre, Dance, and Acting, were treated to a mesmerizing performance of the renowned musical Back to The Future at the prestigious Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. Witnessing the magic of live theatre first-hand, the learners were inspired by the production's excellence, igniting a passion to excel further in their training.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;The empty performance stage of Back to the Future in London&quot;" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b0aa3443-0b04-4b42-bb7f-1e73fef4cef5" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_750x750&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p>"This new and exciting musical gave our learners the opportunity to experience a professional production and inspire them to continue working hard in their training" remarked Joe Miller,&nbsp;Lecturer in Performing Arts&nbsp;at Weston College. "This also gave students the opportunity to further their skills in professional etiquette and witness professionals at their best. "&nbsp;</p><p>Following the show, the learners spent a night in London, preparing for an equally thrilling day ahead. The itinerary included a spine-chilling visit to the London Dungeons, offering both entertainment and educational value. Here, students had the unique opportunity to observe live actors up close, acquiring their improvisation skills and learning from seasoned professionals in an immersive environment.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;Performing arts student posing in front of the Thames with the Big Ben in the background&quot;" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="d7f5a0a5-667e-41a4-bdc2-1ba114a4603d" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_750x750&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The adventure continued with a ride on the iconic London Eye, providing breath-taking views of the city skyline. Additionally, students were granted free time to explore London independently, to take in all the sights and see iconic landmarks.&nbsp;</p><p>"Overall, the trip was a huge success and allowed all our learners to build on their skills, build their confidence and experience professionals working in the theatre industry”, Joe added.&nbsp;</p><p>The London theatrical adventure not only enriched the students' academic pursuits but also served as a catalyst for personal and professional growth. As they return to Weston College, these budding performers carry with them memories and lessons that will undoubtedly shape their future endeavours in the performing arts.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;&quot;Joe Miller - our performing arts lecturer - posing with performing art students at night in London" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="587be92d-e743-4049-984b-d96384ffa52d" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_750x750&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">This journey to London forms part of the Creative Arts Careers Excellence Hub. Weston College's Career Excellence Hubs are designed to be the launching pad for our learners' careers. In a world where connections and relevant skills matter more than ever, these hubs offer a holistic approach that prepares learners to thrive in their chosen industries. With the support of these hubs, our learners are well-equipped to make a significant impact in their professional journeys.&nbsp;</p><p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">To find out more about our Creative Arts courses, please <a href="… here</a>.</p>

Joe, Weston College's performing arts lecturer, in Beijing, China on stage in empty theatre

<p data-pm-slice="1 1 []">Joe Miller, Weston College’s lecturer in Performing Arts, recently confirmed his dedication to both education and professional performance with a triumphant return to the stage. For 21 years, Joe graced international venues with his talent, particularly as the lead in the acclaimed Irish dance show "Spirit of the Dance." After a five-year hiatus from performing, where Joe concentrated on his teaching, Joe received a special invitation to lead the show once more, this time in Beijing, China, during the February half-term break.</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;Joe, Weston College&apos;s performing arts lecturer, in Beijing, China on stage in an empty theatre&quot;" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e8ed170e-0845-410c-8de9-3a6a848ea4de" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_500x500&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>Joe's decision to continue his involvement in the professional dance scene shows his commitment to inspiring his students in Dance and Performing Arts at Weston College. By demonstrating first-hand the rewards of dedication and pursuit of one's passion, Joe hopes to instil a similar drive in his students. Witnessing their lecturer actively engaged in the industry in which he teaches serves as a powerful motivator for students to pursue their dreams with enthusiasm and resilience.</p><p>Performing at the prestigious National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing, Joe captivated audiences of up to 5000 attendees each night for a week.</p><p>Reflecting on his experience, Joe shared, "I love what I do, and seeing my learners' excitement as they watched videos and photos of me performing professionally once again is truly inspiring. They need to see that passion and hard work can lead to fulfilling careers in the performing arts."</p><p>&nbsp;</p><drupal-entity alt="&quot;Joe, Weston College&apos;s performing arts lecturer, in Beijing, China on stage performing with the rest of the cast&quot;" data-align="center" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f21aefad-f715-465c-9ddf-8c003dd47e43" data-embed-button="file_browser" data-entity-embed-display="image:image" data-entity-embed-display-settings="{&quot;image_style&quot;:&quot;max_500x500&quot;,&quot;image_link&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;image_loading&quot;:{&quot;attribute&quot;:&quot;lazy&quot;}}">&nbsp;</drupal-entity><p>&nbsp;</p><p>In addition to his performances, Joe seized the opportunity to contribute to the show's promotional efforts by participating in the filming of a new promotional video.</p><p>Joe's return to professional dance not only reaffirms his expertise but also serves as a beacon of inspiration for our aspiring performers. His dedication to maintaining industry relevance while nurturing the next generation of talent embodies the ethos of Weston College's commitment to excellence in arts education.</p><p>Interested in applying for Performing and Production Arts? <a href="… here.</a></p><p><strong>If you are passionate about education and are looking for an opportunity to join the staff team at a leading college, then look at the latest job vacancies available at Weston College&nbsp;</strong><a class="ProsemirrorEditor-link" href=";utm_medium=main-…;. You can find all the latest job opportunities that Weston College has to offer, with a commitment to providing quality education for learners and a focus on continuous professional development for staff, Weston College is an excellent place to work and grow in your career.&nbsp;</strong></p>

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