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Arts1 was founded in 2006 by Principal Rebecca Carrington and Creative Director James Grimsey. Our award winning school is proud to be founded in Milton Keynes and our wonderful team of specialist teachers and coaches nurture the talents of over 500 young people and adults each week.


We have an incredible range of part-time classes for children, young people and adults that take place on weekdays after school and at the weekend.

Evening & Weekends

Take a look at our range of Performing Arts classes in Milton Keynes for young people and adults. Lessons for children and young performers aged 3 – 21.


Individual Coaching

Arts1 School of Performance: Carl Mason

Digital Producer

Carl Mason

Carl is a digital producer and filmmaker whose first steps into filmmaking were at age 17 with the development of ‘Imagine’, a short film raising awareness of a rare neurological condition called Niemann-Pick Type C. Following the film’s success online and in the film festival circuit, Carl went on to work for Bleach Productions Ltd, developing live music sessions; alongside working for large brands like Sky Arts, Marshall Amplification, Premier League & Peugeot on documentaries and commercial campaigns.

Carl has worked in production, coordinating and developing original content for companies like DHX Media & Eastside Educational Trust; and completed training as a BFI Film Academy and NFTS Craft Skills Residential Alumni.

Having developed award winning shorts like ‘First Response’ & ‘Revival’, Carl works as Digital Producer for Arts1 and as Production Manager for content marketing & solutions agency MK21, working closely with companies like Land Securities, Gü & Whittard Of Chelsea.