Learners from our Performing Arts, and Hair & Media Make-Up courses have recently gained first hand experience of working in the industry, by supporting Rogue Opera with their production of Don Giovanni.
As part of the project the Performing Arts learners were involved in managing the rehearsals, which were held at the College. The Hair & Media Makeup learners attended a Masterclass with the show's lead makeup artist, before providing support with preparing the performer's look on the day of the dress rehearsal.
Learners from Level 3 Year 1 TV & Film Production has attended a careers day at Sky Television, at their European Headquarters in Brentford.
As part of the day, learners had s tour of the studios, watched the live production of Sky News, and had career talks from Sky's HR Team, and production department.
Henry Yanney (Employability Coordinator), who organised and supervised the trip, said: "This was a fantastic insight into the running of one of the world's most prestigious TV production organisations. The learners ģained a real understanding of the types of roles available to them in the future, and the expectations of large employers such as Sky."
This week learners from Level 2 and Level 3 Art & Design supported with the events management of the autumn edition of the Wimbledon Art Fair 2019
During the placement, learners worked with the resident artists to set-up and display their work, and acted as Ambassadors in managing the event and escorting guests to the various studios.
The learners really enjoyed the experience, and stated that they felt inspired by the artists.
South Thames College has already been asked to support the event again in 2020, and Wimbledon Art Studios Manager, Dan Gray, said: “The learners were fantastic. They proved to be a huge help throughout their time with us.”