Stars of the future hope for art roles

Maxine Mealey
Maxine Mealey

WIGAN and Leigh College’s Creative Arts students explored the opportunities available within the performing arts sector at the highly-anticipated Compose Your Future event in Manchester.

The aspiring performers were provided with an exclusive insight into the range of academies and specialist Colleges throughout the UK and Europe through live performances, interactive workshops and practical demonstrations.

With over 60 exhibitors, including Manchester Metropolitan University, Edge Hill University and LIPA students developed a further understanding of the avenues available on completion of their College studies.

The UCAS event which is in its 11th year provided the next generation of undergraduates with opportunity to speak directly to current students, teaching professionals and careers advisors from a whole host of universities and colleges across the country.

Level 3 Performing Arts students gained a deeper understanding of the UCAS process, outlining the application channels and entry requirements for courses and universities.

The event also provided students with the perfect chance to find out more about the range of academic degree and foundation degree courses on offer from audio engineering and music business to multi-media production and theatre performance.

Maxine Mealey, the college’s head of performing arts (pictured), said, “The event which is hosted by UCAS aims to raise student aspirations within the creative arts sector.

“It is important that students make informed career choices and are knowledgeable about the many pathways available within the sector.

“Students found the event informative and are more aware of the prestigious drama academies and specialist performing arts schools across Europe.”

The event which was aimed at students aged 16 to 19 interested in dance, television, film and video was held at Manchester Central Convention Complex.