Growing up, 19 year old Amy Williams from Pontypridd had always dreamed of performing on the stage but questioned if she could make a sustainable career from it? She has just completed the Performing Arts course at Coleg y Cymoedd and has secured a place at the prestigious Italia Conti Academy in London to study a BA Hons. Degree in Musical Theatre -to follow that dream.
At 16 years Amy was unsure what career path to follow, an academic route or her passion – she had heard amazing things about the Performing Arts department at the college and decided to attend an Open Day to experience it for herself.
After speaking with Course tutors Jaye Lawrence and Jo Hodges about the course and opportunities available at Cymoedd, Amy knew this was where she wanted to study; and with the support of the tutors, she knew she could achieve her goal to work in the industry.
Throughout the course, Amy took every opportunity offered to gain more experience in the industry, which would enhance her CV and secure a university place after the course. In a very competitive environment, preparing for auditions is paramount and the course offered a complete unit dedicated to that subject, building confidence and highlighting the highs and lows of the industry.
Speaking about her time at Cymoedd Amy saidâ€ I would strongly recommend the college and the course, the tutors are so supportive, ensuring everyone is progressing in their education and becoming the people they are meant to be – the course is the best thing Iâ€™ve ever done in my life. I felt free to express myself and experiment within different styles and aspects of performing; not only making me a better performer but also making me grow up and become a more independent young adult.
The college has an outstanding reputation, and they have changed my life I am a completely different person leaving. Iâ€™ve had a great experience which I know will put me in good stead whatever the future holds. Iâ€™m really excited to start my three year degree course in London, where I hope to meet up with a fellow Cymoedd learner William Heal, who has spent the last year at the Academyâ€.
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