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Degree Students Launch Festival Of Drama

Updated: 11/02/2016

Sheffield College degree students are staging a festival of drama this term at their new £8.8 million industry standard training facilities.

Degree Students Launch Festival Of Drama

Pictured: Sheffield College students work on lighting on the new steel framed and wire sprung ceiling in the state-of-the-art drama studio.

Sheffield College degree students are staging a festival of drama this term at their new £8.8 million industry standard training facilities.

Thirty students will showcase three performances during March and April at The Sheffield College’s Hillsborough campus on Livesey Street. The students are completing either a Foundation Degree in Acting or the newly launched Foundation Degree in Musical Theatre.

Foundation degrees are university level qualifications. Students can go on to complete a final year and gain an honours degree after a foundation degree. The shows take place in the new Centre for Creative Industries that opened this academic year and has the latest high tech performing arts facilities.

Heather Smith, Principal, The Sheffield College, said: “I am delighted to see students developing the skills they need for successful careers. I would like to encourage the families of current and prospective students to attend the shows and see our talented students and brand new industry standard facilities.”

  • Moonfleece explores the issues of racism, homophobia and how those in authority can distort the truth, on Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th at 7.15pm.
  • All That Jazz showcases iconic musicals including Chicago and Cabaret, on Tuesday, March 15th at 7.15pm.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The comedy tells the story of people manipulated by fairies who live in the forest, on Thursday, April 7th and Friday, April 8th at 7.15pm.

All productions will be staged at The Sheffield College’s Hillsborough campus. Tickets cost £10.50 for a family of four, and £5 for individuals or £3 concessions. For more information call 0114 2602600 or email info@sheffcol.ac.uk.

The College offers a range of higher education qualifications, which are strongly vocational and related to the world of work. These include foundation degrees, which are two years of an honours degree, and higher national diplomas and certificates.

Creative industries specialisms offered at The Sheffield College’s Hillsborough campus include art and design, graphic design, games development, media, music, journalism, dance and drama, and photography.

Courses previously located at Norton campus, which closed last summer, have moved across to Hillsborough campus. The upgrade to the College’s accommodation reflects a longer term plan to ensure that all students train in the latest high quality industry standard facilities to boost their skills.

The standard of higher education courses at the College has been endorsed with the awarding of a national quality mark from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.

The review, published in December 2014, identified examples of good practice including work-based learning opportunities. It also highlighted the close working relationship between the College and Sheffield Hallam University, which enhances students' learning opportunities.