Start of Term – January 2021
As we continue to head into 2021 under exceptional circumstances we find ourselves adapting & evolving.Whilst plans have been changed we still aim for the same goals.
For our students to be the best versions of themselves, achieving beyond their expectations. even during a Global Pandemic!
We want to give our Students the opportunity to stay connected, motivated & continue to work towards their chosen pathways.
Since the Government announcement on 4th January we have been following closely the advice from the Public Health England, our local authority & our own risk assessor. The safety & wellbeing or our students & staff is our first priority. All classes will now be conducted online & our Virtual HQ will be our home for these next few weeks.
We are able to deliver a full timetable with our resident team, mind-set & wellbeing professionals, along with guest creatives all being part of the delivery.
Following the success of our Virtual Open Day last term we have our second on Saturday 16th January. This gives any prospective students & their families the opportunity to have a virtual tour of HQ, see a selection of our incredible tutors teaching class & have the chance to find out more about our course & ask any questions during the Q&A with myself & our Principal.
You can book tickets via our News & Events page.
Whilst we are unable to hold LIVE auditions we have taken our audition process online with our VIRTUAL AUDITIONS –having first tried this option last year ,this is now becoming a new and exciting way to audition for us !
You can find details of our Virtual Auditions on both our Home page and Entry & Auditions page.
This can be a daunting process & we are here to guide & support you throughout the audition journey.
Just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will come back to you with all the information and requiremnets.
We couldn’t be prouder of our students & staff for their resilience, dedication & determination during this unprecedented & challenging time.
I look forward to meeting you personally or virtually soon ! Stay Safe
Vikki Bussell – Vice Principal
End of Term – December 2020
This Autumn term has seen Masters ensure the safe return to training for all of our students. Whilst this has been under very different measures for all and with our Covid risk assessment firmly in place, the health & safety of both students and staff remains at the forefront.
We are proud that our training programme along with our resident faculty have been able to fully deliver their teaching to all of our students in their designated class bubbles and that we have been able to reconnect personally again with everyone at our HQ in a safe and trusted environment.
Following all Government guidelines and restrictions we shall continue with our current scheduling and safety measures into 2021.
Masters have stayed in close contact with our Graduates of 2020 in many forms, including welcoming back a group of them to complete a six week course with us, during the first part of this Autumn term.
We have also very close to launching a new area on our website dedicated to our Graduates, ensuring our relationship and knowledge of our Graduates continues as they leave us.
We continue to ensure and support that their transition into the Industry is as successful and kind as possible.
The Autumn term has also seen new faculty members take up roles within the team, including within Senior Management, with the appointment of Vikki Bussell as Vice Principal of Masters.
In our core faculty we welcome Marvyn Charles in the Musical Theatre department, Matt Mellor in the Singing department and Tom Broderick in the Classical Ballet department.
Mitchell Hunt now takes the role of Acting Course Co-Ordinator, Blair Anderson as Musical Theatre Course Co-ordinator and Jonathan Eio as Singing Course Co-ordinator.
This term at Masters, we have also been very fortunate to invite Guest Creatives regularly in to deliver workshops, running parallel with our resident faculty.
Following its creation during the summer months, we have also introduced Our Advisory Panel to our students and welcomed the panel all personally into Masters HQ for a tour of our buildings and our first meeting to introduce them to our brand, our story and our vision. We look forward to continuing working closely with them next term and beyond, in our delivery of a safe space to train, breathe and be.
The start of the autumn term also saw Our Student Voice created by Masters and voted in by our students and their board created. And as we continue to listen with respect, we also watch with pride as this voice flourishes.
Chosen Charities have also been supported by Masters, Our Student Voice and our students throughout this term and we look forward to expanding this platform as we head into 2021.
With the growth of our Wellbeing services during the summer months, offering webinars and workshops supporting mental health and raising awareness this has been a key part of returning to College life for all of us and this continues to be paramount.
You can read in further detail on all the above – just click the Education & Support tab on the home page.
Whilst the World and our Industry is on a slight pause, Masters is not standing still.
The training programme that we offer continues to thrive here at the HQ and we champion all of our students fight, individuality and determination along with gratitude for our faculty.
For potential new students we have launched two Virtual Open Days through December & January ( check the news page to book ) and our first LIVE audition being in January 2021, along with holding Virtual auditions throughout the year ( check the Entry & Auditions page to apply ).
We now look forward to a brand new year ahead together, welcoming auditionees to Masters and achieving a positive 2021.
Masters wish you all a very happy, safe and peaceful Christmas with health, hope and happiness for the New Year.
Matt Plummer – Principal