AUTUMN TERM 2021 NEWSLETTER
With the Autumn Term commencing, Masters return to HQ and welcome back our students, alongside our dedicated Team. We are also delighted to inform you of some exciting and major changes over the Summer months. Masters have now merged and partnered with Performers College. Performers College is a highly recognised training establishment and has been delivering its courses for over 30 years. They offer training in Higher Education and Further Education and are renowned for training their students to be highly employable ‘Triple Threat Students’. Performers College sits within a larger educational Group, BIMM Institute which is Europe’s largest, most connected creative industries Institute with a portfolio of Music, Screen and Film and Performing Arts Colleges. Performers College became part of BIMM in 2019 and is now able to avail of BIMM’s Degree Awarding Powers and to embrace Masters as an educational partner within the wider group.
After 25 successful years of Masters offering a specialist vocational course for talented young performers, through our own Diploma course, of which we are fiercely proud of, alongside all of our personal achievements, it is time for a new chapter. All of our current students continue to train on the Masters course, with the Masters staff but also under this exciting new structure.
We also take a moment to reflect on the challenges of this past academic year – training with a global pandemic. We must acknowledge once again, the resilience and strength of all our students and staff and are also immensely proud of our achievements, during these unprecedented times. With covid still being at the forefront of our everyday lives and in our return to this new term, we remain mindful and observant of this ongoing situation. Our covid risk assessment gives guidance and regular testing remains a request, for a safe and secure training practise here at Masters.
We would like to congratulate and wish all the very best to our recent Graduates, as they embark on their new journey’s and we celebrate each and every one of them. Turning our immediate thoughts and energy now to our current students and the term and year ahead, we are excited and lucky to be nurturing and working with these talented and versatile young adults. With a strong plan in place and every individual at the forefront of our thought process, we continue and strive to deliver an inspiring, rigorous and dynamic training programme for all.
Wishing everyone a safe, kind and rewarding Autumn Term.
SUMMER TERM 2021 NEWSLETTER
As we fast approach the end of our academic year and what a year it has been for everyone, Masters remain proud and grateful of our staff and students. Alongside this, of our own ability to continue to deliver a full training programme, during this global pandemic. With Covid restrictions and class bubbles obviously still in place at the College this term, we are lucky to now have full face-to-face classes, back in play.
Masters are delighted that most recently we were able to work on Inhouse productions with all year groups and bring the joy and adrenaline of performance back into the building, also allowing covid restricted audiences. To see them attend and enjoy these events was such a highlight. Live Theatre happening again – much needed for both invited audience, creatives and cast members. This term we have also welcomed Our Advisory Panel back into HQ, continuing to listen, learn and grow, which is vital for development here at Masters. Alongside this, we offered webinars with Terry Hyde and Rebecca Heald, backing up our Welfare Team already in place here, ensuring the mental & physical health and safety of students remains paramount.
We now look towards the finish line for our Graduates and also ensuring that Yr 1 and 2 are ready for their jump up the college ladder. Focusing heavily our energy on ensuring that the Grads are fully equipped, feeling ready and supported for their next step, out into the Industry.
Proud Principal once again, of individual journeys and achievements this term, next to the resilience of these young adults, which we all continue to witness and be inspired by.
Keep safe and well.