Work Experience placements are offered to young people considering a career in the arts at Key Stage 4 and above in mainstream education; specific supported placements are also offered to excluded young people being supported through the Referral Service. A Work Experience guaranteed place is included in the Partner Schools Package that undertakes to provide 2 placements for every secondary school.
Suffolk New College and the New Wolsey Theatre are delighted to be working in partnership to deliver an Edexcel BTEC Level 3 course in Production Arts.
The new course will be available to students from September 2012 and will be based in the professional environment of the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. However, students will have access to the excellent facilities and support available at Suffolk New College. There are only a few colleges in the country that offer this course, the nearest being in Thurrock or Lincoln.
This unique collaboration is a response to the impending skills shortage that has been identified by the National Skills Academy and is designed to provide work-based learning and invaluable insight into working at a busy venue which presents theatre, dance, music, children's shows, youth theatre and the annual Fringe Festival.
Industry Days are a brilliant way to introduce a group of students to the theatre industry and theatre professionals. These half day workshops include a backstage tour of the theatre, a practical workshop and the opportunity to meet the team. They are designed to illuminate the profession and demystify the organisation. Industry Days are included as work experience offer for primary schools and some special schools.
Internships is new activity designed to provide entry level employment on fixed term contracts for people wanting to explore working in the arts and graduates looking for their first employment in the industry.