Elin with headset on while stage managing

Alumni Profile: Catching Up with Elin

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Every week we’re highlighting our incredible alumni and the amazing things they’re doing post-graduation!  This week we’re talking all things Elin!  Elin is a very recent UCW leaver, graduating this year with a degree in Musical Theatre. With this in mind, her achievements are even more impressive as she has truly hit the ground running, with little rest, to really …

Sylvia Lane


Sylvia is currently the HE Section Leader Performance at University Centre Weston (UCW). She oversees the BA Hons degrees in Musical Theatre, Performing Arts and Dance for Commercial Performance which are validated by Bath Spa University. Sylvia holds a graduate diploma in Musical Theatre and Theatre Dance from the London Studio Centre, a PGCE from Bath Spa University and most …

Students dancing in a studio

Students Learn from Akeem Ellis Hyman

Jonny Dibble News

There’s never a dull moment in our Performing and Production Arts department. Students recently had a fun-filled energetic musical theatre repertoire session from professional performer Akeem Ellis Hyman!    Akeem has toured with productions of Hairspray and Motown the Musical over the course of his career, making him a great person to learn from. Akeem shared his incredible range of experiences …

Students celebrate with trophy

UCW Students Soar to Second Place in Street Dance Competition

Jonny Dibble News

We are so proud to share that UCW Dance for Commercial Performance students and Musical Theatre students won the second-place trophy in the street dance competition at the SOAR Street-Dance Weekender in Manchester! This is an incredible experience which will stay with everyone involved.   The winning routine was choreographed by our excellent Dance Programme Coordinator Rachel Hickie. One of the …

EXPERIENCE MARIANAS – Bringing Broadway to Weston

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Bringing Broadway to Weston: Third year students of the BA (Hons) Musical Theatre programme at University Centre Weston – Academy of Performing Arts, are due to perform UK premiere of Broadway composer’s newest musical at the Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare, in early December. Students at University Centre Weston – Academy of Performing Arts, present the UK premiere of Experience Marianas. The musical …

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