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Students Learn from Akeem Ellis Hyman

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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 …

AHT WINNER! – Make-up Degree Design Dazzles Judges at Regional Finals

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UCW Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics for Production student, Claire Cox, has won the AHT (Association of Hairdressers and Therapists) Southwest regional competition! AHT is a national competition that enhances learner technical and employability skills, as well as testing them under pressure to prepare them for the trade. Claire is currently a third year student studying the Hair, Makeup and Prosthetics …

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UCW Students Soar to Second Place in Street Dance Competition

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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 …

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UCW Learners Win at the Celebration of Success Awards

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A huge congratulations to our UCW learners who were awarded “Student of the Year” Awards. Amelia won the award for Hair and Beauty and Caroline won the award for Counselling at Weston College‘s Celebration of Success!   The evening saw over 40 learners from across the Weston College group receive recognition for their outstanding work from the previous year. To entertain …

Hair and Make-up Learners Representing UCW at the Commonwealth Games!

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After a successful selection process, UCW Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Production, BA (Hons) learners Georgia, Sophie, Jess, Aaliyah and Jasmine have been offered places on the Volunteer Hair And Makeup team at the 2022 Birmingham Common Wealth Games! They will be doing all of the make-up for the opening and closing ceremonies at the 2022 games this summer. The …

Dance Degree Students Learn From World Class Choreographer Gareth Walker

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Learners studying Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons) were recently treated to an incredible guest lecture and workshop from renowned artist director and choreographer, Gareth Walker.   Gareth has certainly made his mark on the world of dance, working with world-famous names in the performing arts industry!  Since graduating from The London Studio Centre, Gareth performed on the West End …

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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Degree Dancers Raise the Bar in Powerful Music Video

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Wow. What a performance! Third year dancers studying the Dance for Commercial Performance, BA (Hons) have worked together to perform a choreographed dance video to Vera Blue’s Lady Powers The dance itself was choreographed by UCW lecturer Corrin Reilly, with technical support from Nick Loannou and team Art Director Rachel Hickie. The video was shot and edited by alumni videographer: …