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by mariapanayi
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for 2020 entry
Replies: 1305
Views: 316572

Re: Auditioning for 2020 entry

My daughter has not long graduated from Bodens College of Performing Arts and I would fully recommend them - the training and performance opportunities there really are amazing and they offer their FULL-TIME training for FREE!!! My daughter completed their Extended Diploma course (2 -Year) from 16-1...
by mariapanayi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for Sept 2019
Replies: 1236
Views: 386082

Re: Auditioning for Sept 2019

I haven't had to use this site recently as my daughter is currently training for her degree. But I've had a nose around, and remember all the anxieties and heartache we went through when she was auditioning... I hope you're all getting there now!! I have looked at many of your posts - and common the...
by mariapanayi
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Seeds of doubt now
Replies: 50
Views: 23569

Re: Seeds of doubt now

Have you spoken to them about what units they cover as part of the qualification - as this will give you a good indication of their two year training plan, and the study areas to ensure it is right for your son. My daughter completed a Level Three Extended Diploma (2 year course) at Bodens College o...
by mariapanayi
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

Hi, I have just posted this on another thread - but it seems relevant here too (Sorry if you see it multiple times!) I have just read an article in the stage about students being picky about where they go. It says something about waiting for a top drama school to help them at castings in the future,...
by mariapanayi
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where are our Sept 2018 starters going?
Replies: 92
Views: 31000

Re: Where are our Sept 2018 starters going?

Hi all, I'm not sure if this is the right thread for this info - but I noticed a parent somewhere discussing the price of training, and have just read an article in the stage about students being picky about where they go. It says something about waiting for a top drama school to help them at castin...
by mariapanayi
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: CPA Closure and other college’s responses
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: CPA Closure and other college’s responses

Hi all, I just thought i'd mention Bodens College of Performing Arts - in case you know any the CPA students still struggling to find places this late in the year. They offer free performing arts training (my daughter has just graduated after spending three years with them). I've copied their course...
by mariapanayi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Government funding at 16
Replies: 4
Views: 2794

Re: Government funding at 16

All sixteen year olds in this country are eligible for free training for three years after completion of their GCSEs - year twelve, year thirteen and gap year/year fourteen - providing they are enrolled on an accredited course, graduating with recognised qualifications. My DD has been attending Bode...
by mariapanayi
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 16+ confused!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 3864

Re: 16+ confused!!!

I'd recommend Bodens College of Performing Arts. www.performingartscollege.co.uk They offer free full time training - there are no fees to pay at all and they are there all day every day! They provide outstanding training in all three disciplines, provide an enormous amount of performance opportunit...
by mariapanayi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Vocational training at 16
Replies: 13
Views: 6179

Re: Vocational training at 16

Hey, I think it's important to stress that vocational courses at sixteen should be used as a platform in which to continue training - and do not mean someone is the 'finished product' as they are still developing. I feel that vocational courses at sixteen should only be considered if they provide le...
by mariapanayi
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

I sent Bodens an online enquiry about something that was on their website and have not had a reply either. Hi, Just noticed this... did you get a response from Bodens? Let me know if I can help in anyway. --- HELP! I am looking at degree options at the moment (my DD is 19, and will have completed h...
by mariapanayi
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

RE: Bodens College of Performing Arts (Pathways) Sorry for the delay in getting back to you... Spoke to DD, apparently, students have progressed onto RCSSD, LAMDA, RADA, Mountview, E15, Rose Bruford, Royal Scottish to name a few. With regards to dance - the current timetable provides at least two cl...
by mariapanayi
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

Yes, I agree too. Kids have the opportunity to train for FREE for three years after completing their GCSEs - they should make the most of it! That's what we've done, and thankfully it's all worked out for the best. DD's got fantastic grades in her BTEC, is currently working at Foundation Degree Leve...
by mariapanayi
Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

I didn't ever ask that question before (re Bodens funding) - they are government funded through Big Creative Training, and will not become a fee-paying organisation. With regards to dance... I think most recently, their graduates have been accepted onto acting and musical theatre courses. I will see...
by mariapanayi
Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Auditioning for SEPT 2018
Replies: 1523
Views: 473437

Re: Auditioning for SEPT 2018

Hi all, My DD has trained at Bodens College of Performing Arts. This is a drama school - not a normal BTEC college... I might be incredibly bias, but I have never seen such a professional standard of work from 16-20 year olds. They offer a Level Three Foundation Diploma and a Level Three Extended Di...
by mariapanayi
Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Musical Theatre @16 London/Essex
Replies: 10
Views: 5433

Re: Musical Theatre @16 London/Essex

I tried to tell myself it doesn't matter - but it does... need to correct my typo - I couldn't recommend them any HIGHER not hire...