Benefits vary depending on the Academy, but you can rest assured that you will hone your skills, build your confidence and enhance your CV. So whether it’s fashion or fire-fighting you’re interested in, there is bound to be an Academy for you.
Join our national Beacon Award winning sports performance programme representing the College in a variety of sports.
Develop and expand your photographic skills through live projects, client work, competitions and time spent in the dark room.
This Academy is made up of performers and backstage crews who work to exacting standards, with members engaging in a variety of disciplines, from set and costume design to on-stage performing.
This Academy offer you the chance to get involved in exciting modern music projects, regardless of your main subject discipline. You’ll collaborate with other students from a range of backgrounds, and rehearse and perform with your own instrument either solo, as part of a small ensemble or larger band.
If you love harmony singing and choreography, you’ll love the Show Choir. Students enjoy a busy performance calendar that has included a range of concerts, international tours, festivals and competitions.
This industry-facing academy is open to anyone interested in any aspect of design. Whether you have started designs of your own on social media, been interested in creating branding, packaging or web designs, or if you have a keen interest in an aspect of design linked to another industry, then this Academy will help stretch you ready for your next steps
If you are a high-flying academic or vocational student with at least four GCSEs at grade 9, the Honours Academy offers you the opportunity to receive additional tuition and coaching to support your studies.
If you love bringing still images to life, join other enthusiasts to create stings in 2D and 3D, short films and showcase your talent by entering competitions.
The Fashion Academy is open to anyone with an interest in the world of fashion and textiles. You will develop a talent for working with trends, branding, merchandising, fashion event management and skills across fashion and textiles.
The Media Academy incorporates three schools: design, journalism and production. All three work on live briefs generated by professional clients, so if you wish to pursue a career in the creative industries or enhance your practical skills, the Media Academy helps develop attributes valued by employers or university interviewers.
Find out first-hand what it’s like to be a professional dancer working in a dance troupe. Technique classes help strengthen your performance and your choreography skills are improved through creating innovative performance pieces.
If you dream of pursuing criminals, triaging medical emergencies or rescuing people from smoke-filled buildings, this is the academy for you.