Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training to offer unique performing arts course
Providing diploma and degree-accredited training in acting, dance and vocal technique, Brighton’s new performing arts college aims to plug the gap in affordable, high-quality vocational training and launch successful careers…
Performing Arts training has a new home in the eclectic and creative city of Brighton and Hove. Opening its doors to the first cohort of students in September 2017, the Brighton Institute for Contemporary Theatre Training will be offering Brighton’s only BA (hons) course in acting and performance as well as an extended diploma in performing arts.
The accredited degree will be built around ‘the BRICTT Trinity’ of acting, dance and vocal technique.
We are a group of industry professionals from the world of theatre, TV and film who have come together to address the current crisis in accessible, affordable performing arts training.
Our industry is currently feeling a huge void of regional and working-class actors. We aim to fill our stages and screens with all the amazing talent this country has to offer, not just those who can afford to train.
We also acknowledge that many graduates leave without the business skills that are necessary to sustain a career in the industry. We believe that mindful support and life coaching are paramount to individual success. Our students will leave physically and mentally ready for the job in front of them.
Not everyone will be a West End or TV star, but with BRICTT training and a passion for the industry, we believe you will have the skill set to find work, as well as a roll call of top industry connections to get you out there.
Our industry connections include the best the UK has to offer: West End producers, choreographers, directors, TV casting directors, agents and talent management.
“I have been directly involved in designing this course and am confident that BRICTT students will leave with many more skills than any other graduates in the modern world,” says Julian Stoneman, West End and Broadway producer and BRICTT patron.
The BRICTT mantra is built on engaging the students in high-quality vocational training to develop the necessary skills and then use the extensive network of film, TV and theatre professionals to propel the careers of students into the working professional world. Each year, students will take part in a wide cross-section of theatrical productions, culminating in an industry showcase, where graduates will perform to agents, casting directors and producers in the heart of London’s West End.
The first cohort of students will set the bar for future BRICTT students and the possibilities available to them. There is not likely to be a better course for students looking to break into the industry, with the focus being intensely magnified on each individual student’s progress and the extensive professional industry connections on hand today in the UK and the US.
Brighton provides the perfect backdrop for the course, with a thriving arts scene that students will be encouraged to take part in – from Brighton Fringe, England’s largest fringe festival, to the curated Brighton Festival, which was guest directed by Kate Tempest this year.
All of BRICTT’s UK undergraduate three-year degree courses cost £9,000 per year for UK students. As with all validated degree courses, funding is available through student loans of up to £6,165 per year plus subsistence. The diploma course is free to all students under 19 years of age.
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