Falmouth University Workshop for Theatre Studies Students

Yr 12/13 Theatre Studies students were thrilled to attend a vocal and physical workshop from the
Falmouth University run by Danielle Meunier.

The workshop focused on vocal technique in the first half and then text exploration in the second half.  This workshop allowed the students to directly apply what they do textually to their learnt monologues and group pieces which was helpful to them for their upcoming auditions / performance exams. 
Students also participated in a Q&A discussion to answer any questions or seek advice for auditioning and/or HE studies in acting and performance.

The work shop was extremely beneficial focusing on vocal and physical technique which will massively help individual students who are currently preparing for their A2 examinations.

I just wanted to reiterate Danielle’s thanks. Your students really worked hard and I hope that the workshop has given them some insight into how Acting is taught at Falmouth and at HE level in general. 

Your students are, of course, welcome to attend our open days to find out more about our courses. We also have taster days in various subjects which they are more than welcome to attend. You are also more than welcome to bring groups of students down for course specific tasters days and tours which I can organise for you. I can help you to plan a trip and to find accommodation locally. As I said, I do have resources available to support this so if any of your students are struggling to make arrangements or pay for their trip, do let me know. We do not want anyone not to be able to consider Falmouth University as an option due to financial reasons – that is the opposite of what we are about. 

It would be great if, next year, we could organise a similar workshop and you could invite some of the local sixth forms and level III providers to attend. If we were to run it exclusively for students who are seriously considering studying acting or performance at university, we would be able to offer them a workshop which could really take a deep dive into the subject. Maybe we could start to plan it in September with a view to offering it about this time next year. 

You mentioned that sometimes at parents evenings, you have parents who worry about earning potential and career prospects for creative graduates. The following links might help you to address that concern: 

http://www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk/uk-creative-overview/news-and-views/news-creative-industries-job-growth 
 https://www.gov.uk/government/news/jobs-boom-for-uk-creative-industries 
 https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/seven-key-findings-new-creative-industry-statistics

Once again, thank you for welcoming us last week. 
Kind regards,
Adriane Marriott-Mills
Head of School and College Partnerships

Midlands and North England
Falmouth University