RADA, the world-famous centre of excellence for the dramatic arts noted for producing such actors as Sir John Gielgud, Lord Attenborough, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Glenda Jackson, recently visited City College Brighton and Hove’s Acting & Drama department to inform students about opportunities to continue their training at the renowned Academy. The visit was part of a Performing Arts Higher Education Progression Event at the College which was also attended by Rose Bruford, Urdang Academy, Winchester, St Mary's and Chichester University representatives.
RADA’s Caroline Kilpatrick, an up-and-coming actress who is appearing in the soon-to-be-released movie ‘The Invisible Woman’ directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes, said: "It was a really lively, engaging encounter with the students and they displayed just the sort of curiosity and enthusiasm that will help them progress in their acting careers. I hope I managed to whet their appetites for the opportunities available at RADA for students with the right talent, commitment and work ethic."
Andrew Hoggarth, City College’s Acting & Drama Team Leader added: "The majority of our students use the skills and qualifications they’ve gained here to successfully progress to Higher Education so it was fantastic to have someone of Caroline’s calibre talk to our actors and give them an insight into what they can achieve if they put their minds to it and make the most of the training we’re currently providing them with."
About City College Brighton and Hove: Situated in the heart of Brighton and graded ‘Outstanding’ in key areas by Ofsted in its June 2011 report, City College Brighton and Hove is an international centre of vocational excellence and one of the top performing Further Education Colleges in the country. Every year, 2,000 full-time, 7,000 part time, 400 Higher Education and 400 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs. Offering over 700 courses from basic level right through to business and postgraduate training, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.
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