Two Nottingham College Performing Arts students were offered places on the National Youth Theatre (NYT) Summer Intake Course this summer. The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain is a world-leading youth arts organisation.
We spoke to one of the successful students, Stan Cook, to find out more. He’s recently completed a Level 4 Performing Arts Foundation course at Nottingham College.
Stan told us about his success
“My tutor Amy told me about the National Youth Theatre’s (NYT) Senior Acting Intake course, and suggested I apply for it. It’s a three-week summer course. There is a residential in Northampton and you get intensive training.
“After that, I’ll qualify as an acting member of NYT which means I can then get access to casting for NYT productions, plus casting opportunities for film and TV.
“To get in, I submitted an audition clip, which was a monologue and me introducing myself. I then got a callback for a live remote audition.
“It was friendly and relaxed, so I felt I’d done well. But I was definitely a bit unsure if I’d get through.
“When I found out I’d got a place on the NYT summer course, I was happy. But it was only when I told my mum and my tutor, that I realised this is actually quite a big deal and maybe gave myself a bit more credit!”
Stan's future plans
“Now that I’ve finished my course at Nottingham College, I’m planning to get ready to go through the audition process for drama schools.”
His experience at Nottingham College
“I joined Nottingham College straight out of sixth form.
“I’d always known that acting and performing was what I wanted to do, but I’d always got my performing arts experience outside of my full-time studies. That is, until I joined Nottingham College!”
Coming into my course at Nottingham College, what I wanted was tutors who could offer more professional industry insight, and that’s definitely what I’ve received.- Stan