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.
As our Vocational training recommences, we re-open our doors safely and with fresh hope for all at Masters HQ. Standing tall and proud of our students and their families who have supported them, during the ongoing challenges of this pandemic.
Having delivered a successful and full virtual training programme, during this period of time, giving the students the opportunity to stay connected to their college and chosen craft, we are thrilled that it is now time, for face-to-face training to resume.
A massive thank you and note of respect, also goes out to our resident staff, guest creatives and welfare professionals, who have continued to support and deliver for Masters.
We now welcome all students and staff back into the building, mindful of all individuals’ situations and circumstances, supporting and encouraging, as ever. We also remain strict and secure on all ongoing Covid restrictions and Government guidelines, with rapid flow tests being requested and encouraged twice weekly. This service is being provided by the Colleges partnership with our local authorities, alongside our own safety regulations that are also in place, whilst training.
We look forward to letting our studios be filled with energy and enthusiasm once again and nurturing our students, as they embark back on their chosen career path. The term ahead and overview for it, is already looking dynamic and inspiring and we are all focused and dedicated, alongside the students’ training, in ensuring a strong and powerful punch of forthcoming performances.
Our Virtual Auditions have remained busy and we have been overwhelmed by the talents and potential that we have so far seen. Should you wish to audition for September entry, you can find details of our Virtual Auditions on both our Home page and Entry & Auditions page. We are also looking forward to a time soon, when we can hold LIVE auditions back at our HQ.
Any questions on both LIVE or VIRTUAL auditions – Please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Team will come back to you .
As we begin again, proud doesn’t quite cut it and for that, amongst the achievements and resilience of these young adults, that we have witnessed during the most unsettling of times, is what gives us extra strength and inspiration.
Stay safe and well
WATCH OUR VIRTUAL OPEN DAY CLASS FILMS ANYTIME !
If you missed out on our recent Virtual Open Days – then you can now stream all our pre-recorded class footage online !
Take a look at some Musical Theatre , Acting or Technical Jazz or whizz around our HQ with our students !
Each film is about 5 minutes long – but they really do give a great insight into what life & class is like at MASTERS !
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 email@example.com 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
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LIVE & VIRTUAL AUDITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR FOR ENTRY SEPTEMBER 2021
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Autumn Term 2020
09 September – 04 December
Half term 26 October – 30 Oct
Spring Term 2021
06 January – 31 March
Half term 15 Feb – 19 Feb
Summer Term 2021
19 April – 08 July
Half term 31 May – 04 June