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December, 2013

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Title:Successful Performers return to College
Author:Doncaster College 
ID & Publication:20131211028 ~ 
 Doncaster College (6kb)

Doncaster College hosted a performing arts Alumni day recently when successful past students passed on vital tips to present young hopefuls.

At the Harvey Theatre, based in the picturesque grounds of the High Melton campus, invited past students from the BTEC Acting, Dance and Musical Theatre Courses at the College went back to their roots, treading the boards on the Harvey stage in a very different way. They came to offer encouragement and advice to eager, inquisitive, students about to enter the performing arts industry.

Current students were able to quiz their guests on their experiences, about the paths they have taken in the industry, the hard work they have put in and the varied roles of acting, dancing and singing undertaken by them. They also spoke about what they wanted in the future and what is available to young hopefuls.

Amongst the many returning, past students was actor Richard Crehan, 24, who has just finished filming with George Clooney, and Kolleen Wells, 27, who has just landed a role in Hollyoaks.

Richard Crehan was enthusiastic about the College and said,’ The course, here, points you in the right direction and it certainly helped me choose acting, rather than musicals or dancing’

They spoke about important aspects of the industry and, in particular auditioning, which can take on many different forms for actors, dancers and singers but is still an extremely difficult process for all to go through.

Dancer Mat Scott, 20, who has been working in Wales, said, ‘It’s hard work, you audition for parts and get rejected. Rejection is a big part of what you are going into, but you knuckle down, work hard and try the next one and the College prepares you as much as possible for this.
I would say everything you do here with your tutors on the course sets you up for the industry.’

Doncaster College and University Centre host a range of Performing Arts courses, for more information please contact 0800 358 7575 or check the website

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Former students, and actors Richard Crehan,24, and Josh Casswell,24, talking to audience at Doncaster College (161kb)  
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