Performing Arts Futures Day

Date: 15th November 2017
Times: 10am – 3pm
Location: HCA, College Road Campus
To register attendance: email
Do you dream of a career working in performing arts?

The nature of professional practice in performing arts, and the shape of performing arts careers, are both changing as the industry responds to opportunities and challenges presented by a dynamic arts landscape and new technologies. The most successful performers have a broad skill set and an appetite to co-develop their own work.   

Join us for our new Performing Arts Futures Day! We are delighted that actor and teacher, Christopher Simpson, as seen in Brick Lane, Shameless and Spooks, will be leading a practical skills workshop for us during the day. Christopher teaches acting methods within a wide-ranging creative practice. He has worked in theatre, film and television. His teaching addresses psychological realism, acting on camera, movement psychology, and mask.
During the day, we’ll be considering how practitioners engage with performing arts in the 21st Century, what modern performing arts careers look like, and what skills or aptitudes are needed for success.
Christopher Simpson will deliver practical skills sessions, and you'll discover how the BA (Hons) Performing Arts course at HCA prepares you for your professional future.  The day will also provide an opportunity for you to present prepared performance material in a supportive environment, and receive feedback from industry professionals.
Performing Arts Futures Day itinerary
10.00am – Arrival
10.15am – Performing Arts in the 21st Century: panel discussion and vignettes. 
11.00am – Break
11.15am – BA (Hons) Performing Arts course presentation
11.45am – ‘Welcome to HCA’: an address from Abigail Appleton, HCA Principal
12.00pm – Lunch
12.30pm – Practical skills workshop with Christopher Simpson
2.00pm – Sharing of pre-prepared work – receive feedback from industry professionals
3.00pm – End of day
To register your attendance, please contact Gillian Hipp, BA (Hons) Performing Arts Course Leader, at or on 01432 273 359.