Welcome to Visual & Performing Arts

Visual & Performing Arts is an exciting and dynamic faculty which enables students to grow in confidence and develop their skills in all areas of the arts.

As part of our Creative Arts Academy, you will have access to professional facilities including a dark room and photography studio, recording studios and state-of-the-art dance and drama rehearsal and performance spacesThe faculty also provides enrichment opportunities throughout the academic year, such as performing in public showcases, national and international trips and learning from professional masterclasses.

 
I owe a huge portion of myself to Itchen in discovering my enthusiasm for acting. At college I really discovered what my interests are, what career I want to pursue and who I really am. Itchen College is a nurturing and fully supportive environment to learn in; if you're willing to give 100%, Itchen College will give you double.
- Holly McLachlan, Fareham College
In 2019 Fine Art, Graphics and Textiles A Levels, Dance, Music, Acting and Musical Theatre vocational courses achieved 100% pass rates.

Our Courses

Acting (Triple Award)

Vocational Level 3

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Art & Design

Vocational Level 2

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Art & Design

Vocational Level 3

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Dance and Musical Theatre (triple award)

Vocational Level 3

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Drama and Theatre Studies

A Level

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Fine Art

A Level

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Graphics

A Level

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LAMDA Award

Vocational Level 3

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Life Drawing

Vocational Level 2 & 3

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Music Performance & Production (Triple Award)

Vocational Level 3

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Photography

A Level

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Textiles (Costume and Interior Design)

A Level

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See us in action

Student success

Kyron Hamilton

Kyron Hamilton

Kyron was an outstanding Performing Arts student and has taken part in several performances and showcases during his time at the college.

He gained Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction* grades in Dance, Acting and Musical Theatre. 

Kyron is going to the prestigious Urdang Academy to study Musical Theatre and Professional Dance, and was awarded a £10,000 scholarship by Urdang. 

He commented, 'Never in a million years would I have thought I would have been accepted into such a prestigious performing arts school with a scholarship of £10,000!’

Eugenia Cesario

Eugenia Cesario

Eugenia arrived at Itchen from her home country of Italy two years ago to study A Level Graphics, Fine Art and Italian and has flourished during her time in the UK.  

 

She is now preparing to move onto higher education and after initially accepting a place at the University of the Arts London, Eugenia was won over by the University of Milan. She will be studying Art and Design with a speciality in Illustration, and part of her studies will be spent working alongside Italian high-end fashion house Missoni. 


Department news

Students Visited by Graphic Designer Andy Vella

Some of our Creative Arts Academy recently attended a talk from guest speaker Andy Vella, a famous graphic designer notable for producing the majority of The…

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Elliot Broomfield Creates Autism Inspired Final Piece

Itchen College student Elliot Broomfield has created a fantastic piece of artwork titled ‘A / Neurotypical Day’, which was produced as a visual representation…

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Daisy Pusey Creates Children's Book

Itchen College student Daisy Pusey has created an incredible children’s book titled ‘The Dragon Who Lost His Wings’, which is generating interest from…

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Key personnel

Kate Matthews - Head of Faculty for Visual and Performing Arts

Kate Matthews

Teacher of Drama & Theatre Studies and Acting