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Free acting experience day with The Yorkshire School of Performance and Music

The Yorkshire School of Performance and Music is opening its doors to all those interested in one of their degrees in Performing Arts. Whether you are studying your A-Levels, Level 3 Extended Diplomas, or have the performance bug and want to take it further.

The Experience Day will include the opportunity to take part in two workshops, a practical Theatre Making session and then a dedicated session on TV Acting run by Thomas Aldersley in the school’s state of the art TV studio.

Former Emmerdale, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actor Thomas Aldersley is Programme Leader for the Performing Arts courses at The Yorkshire School of Performance and Music, part of Bradford College. He and his team are welcoming members of the public along to the session to get hands-on with performing arts to understand more about whether this might be the right career for them.

Tom has created a degree-level course, based on his 17 years’ experience in the industry, that will give students the training they need to walk straight on to a TV set, whilst also being able to create and gain funding for their own work. This means students not only gain essential skills in acting and performance, but also how to create, write, direct and produce their own work for both live and recorded media.

The course includes training in Method Acting, TV and Film Acting, Content Creation, Work Experience, Teaching, Entrepreneurial skills, Musical Theatre and of course Performance Projects. The latter directed by visiting industry directors.

Tom said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for careers in Performing Arts in the north of England. And our dedicated training centre for the Performing Arts and Music, right here in Bradford is the best place to start that journey. Major global players such as the BBC and Channel 4 a are moving more of their operation to the north, including a new northern soap opera, and with nearly every Channel 5 programme being set in Yorkshire!”

“We have applicants and students of all ages and experience. People often come to actor training late, and we have students with children, jobs outside of the course and many other commitments. The degree’s flexibility offers a wonderful opportunity for any mature student wanting to return to education.”

The Experience Day will take place on Tuesday 10th May between 10am and 1pm at The Yorkshire School of Performance and Music, at Bradford College’s Lister Building, Great Horton Road, Bradford. BD7 1AY

If you would like a place on the Experience Day please contact Tom Aldersley, Programme Leader, Performing Arts, at [email protected] or you can book via Eventbrite;

More information about the degree can be found here

*This experience day is open to anyone aged 16+, if you are younger than this and wish to become involved in our performing arts outreach programme, please contact Tom [email protected].

Published: 8th April 2022



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