Training Course

Creative Arts Programme - Performance

Organisation: Beaumont College

Region: North West

Artform: Theatre

Welcoming: All Disabilities

Opportunity Summary:

The Performance course provides learners with the opportunity to participate in projects that explore the concepts of space, time, audience and action. Over the three years learners are enabled to develop their own ways of connecting with an audience using personal forms of communication together with a range of performance disciplines. Within the broad themes of autobiography, text and issue-based work, learners explore, develop, rehearse and perform devised work, developing their roles in a team, as well as widening access to the performance experience for learners with complex needs. The project outcomes range from in-house performances through to touring work to regional venues and events. There are opportunities to work in partnership with guest companies and mainstream peers to produce work. Over the years Beaumont learners have used the subject of performance to create work that challenges mindsets and 'This Theatre Company' provides opportunity for ambitious learners to work alongside an external consultant in the external venue of The Dukes Theatre in Lancaster in order to produce a piece or work for tour.

Organisation Information:

The College was founded in 1977 in Lancaster and is run by Scope, a disability charity. It offers both residential and day programmes to learners aged between 18 and 25 with a broad range of physical and learning impairments. The College's aim is to empower learners to take responsibility for their own lives. It offers an extended curriculum with a strong emphasis on creative arts, communication and self-expression. The College offers inclusive learning programmes for students with physical and learning abilities. Inspired by the philosophy that all people are creative when provided with a supportive environment and facilitated through the person-centred approach, all the courses offer a creative space for personal exploration and growth. In each of the creative art subjects the mode of delivery is planned over three years, but increasingly courses are offered more flexibly to meet the ability needs of learners and incorporate as much challenge within the duration of their programme, which, in some cases, may only be for one year. Before applying to the College, prospective learners and their families/carers are encouraged to arrange an informal visit. There are no formal entry qualifications or examination. It is recommended to apply 18 months - 2 years ahead. For further info about fees and applying, contact the Transition Team on 01524 541400 or email


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