Performing Arts & Production Arts learners from Lewisham College attend a career planning workshop delivered by Jim Pope from Playing On Theatre Company, as part of the College's Aspiration Higher Education initiative. The workshop delivered in partnership with Rose Bruford College and is designed to enable learners to work collaboratively with industry professionals to plan their careers beyond college education and to support them in their next steps towards a career in the performing arts industry.
During the session, learners participated in various activities, including theatre training techniques designed to help learners think about current experiences that can help them plan the stages they need to achieve to work towards their ambitions and goals in their chosen fields.
Working in groups and individually, learners took part in exercises based on thought processes to help each other identify the steps they need to follow when completing their course, analyse the potential barriers and visualise what achieving their goals would look like. The learners also set short, medium and long-term goals, which will be monitored to support them in achieving their aspirations.
Jayne Morgan, Vice Principal at Lewisham College, said: "At Lewisham College, we work collaboratively with educational institutions and experienced professionals to support our learners in identifying their career goals and devise a plan for their next steps after College to achieve their ambitions. I look forward to hearing about their success and to continue working in partnership with Rose Bruford College and Playing On Theatre Company to prepare our learners for their future careers."
Anastasia Edwards, Performing and Production Arts learner at Lewisham College, said: "The session was interesting and interactive; participating in this workshop helped me think about my future and understand and identify the steps I need to follow to achieve my career goals."
Lisa Stubbs, Head of Collaborations & Students Services at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, said: "Seeing the learners set their goals was great to see. We will check in on the short, medium, and long-term goals set in a few months and look forward to seeing all of them achieve their ambitions."
Lewisham College has strong links with established theatres, such as the Young Vic and The Albany. To find out more about our Performing and Production Arts courses, visit lewisham.ac.uk/creative-arts