Senior Wac Arts organises an advisory service for students to help them apply for full-time training on specialist further or higher education courses and to work in the creative industries. Our annual careers day also gives students a fantastic opportunity to talk to a wide range of industry professionals and to share their experience.
We regularly work with professional companies and visiting artists to our centre, many of whom run tailored workshops for Senior Wac Arts students. All our students appear in the end of year performance and are also encouraged to perform their own work throughout the year.
In addition to our weekend programme, there are intensive holiday courses where students can focus on areas of special interest. We also run weekday arts and media courses to give unemployed young people extended access to our facilities and training opportunities.
The views of our students are important to us and so the student committee at Senior Wac Arts is an important feature of the college. It also supports our ethos that students should play an active role in managing themselves and their lives. Representatives are elected from each class to the committee, which is responsible for liaising with the Wac Arts management structure and staff in the general running of the college. The committee is also responsible for fundraising for scholarships, publicity, organising theatre visits, film screenings and mentoring younger members.