Sixth Form Courses | Sixth Form Performing Arts | Milton Keynes

Arts1 Sixth Form courses are part funded by the European Social Fund

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Arts1 provides full-time performing arts training for 16 – 18 year olds in Milton Keynes. Providing outstanding training in state-of-the-art facilities gives our students the best training ground to develop their skills and train their talents. Our teaching faculty has a reputation for training some of the UK’s leading talent and we are dedicated as a school to creating an international reputation for nurturing outstanding young performers and theatre professionals to the next step in their training.

Our full-time courses are the equivalent to 3 A Levels and are the most intensive funded courses in the region. Our school gives young people the ability to specialise in either Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting or Theatre Production – targeting each students training programme to the balance of skills they require to fulfil their potential in professional performance on or off the stage.

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Musical Theatre course

  • Triple threat training
  • Acting through song with an accompanist
  • Ability Streamed Dance Classes
  • Trips And Workshops
  • World Class Estill Voice Training

Dance course

  • Ability Streamed Dance Classes
  • Trips And Workshops
  • Creative Classes And Workshops
  • Acrobatic Arts – Tumbling And Gymnastics
  • Vocal Training Programme For Dancers

Acting For Stage & Screen

  • Prepare for an acting career
  • Develop your acting technique
  • Script, Voice and Improvisation
  • Film and TV techniques
  • Movement and physicality

Theatre & Production

  • Prepare for a career in theatre production
  • Develop key skills
  • Work with industry experts
  • Stage management, lighting and design
  • Work on live productions

The Student Experience - Libby Hewett

Arts1 is a place where you can build and nurture your dramatic talent. It is somewhere where you can be yourself and a safe environment where you can see continuous progress in yourself and others. I’ve had so many great experiences along the way such as performing at MOVE IT, creating a piece for National Theatre Connections which included having the chance to perform at the Royal and Derngate Theatre in Northampton. I have had the chance to watch some amazing theatre and see productions at schools that I might want to move.  Furthermore I have met some amazing people who are in the industry which has helped me to start building my professional network and giving me a better idea about the different paths I can take.

The Sixth Form at Arts1 has also given me a sense of reality, of what’s realistic for me. I have a thicker skin and know what routes are open and right for me. Although I’m achieving my dreams and continuing with my passion I am now realistic and open to what my options are.  I can’t speak highly enough about the teachingteam at Arts1. They know what is right for each individual and somehow manage to support and improve every one of us. I don’t know of another place which has such amazing teachers who you can get along with and who can push you above and beyond the boundaries that you set for yourself. The staff give you the tough love you need to break down your own walls and achieve so much more.

I can’t wait to see what I can accomplish next and where this can now take me. Arts1 has helped me to become a better person and better performer whilst making me resilient, competent and a hard yet smart worker.

Libby is now studying at The Urdang Academy, London

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