“My name is Daisy Willow Eve, I am 18 years old, I studied Theatre Production at South Essex College from September 2019 until June 2021 and this is my story.
I decided to study at South Essex College as I was previously at Gable Hall School and took an interest in music technology which lead to developing a passion for the world of theatre and live arts. My brother had completed the Theatre Production course and spoke highly of it, so I decided the course was something I wanted to do.
My tutors created an environment in which we felt like we were in the work place. There was professional practice, this is where we were taught to be professional around clients.
I gained many skills including confidence, knowledge in the technical aspects and how to work alongside others. The equipment at college was a great foundation to start learning with.
Since completing my course I have been accepted onto an technical apprenticeship at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
My apprenticeship title is a technical apprentice, so I am involved in all aspects of technical theatre. This can be anything from helping build the stage to programming the lighting of a show.
Once I complete my apprenticeship I would love to work in the West End.
I would recommend my particular course to anybody who was interested in theatre tech. My tutors at South Essex College made my experience at college a positive one.
The course has given me the confidence to believe I could apply for my apprenticeship. It has also given me the confidence to work alongside crew and clients.”
Good Luck to all students tomorrow as they receive their GCSE results and begin their next steps into a career of their dreams.
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