CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS AT ST JOSEPH’S COLLEGE
Creative sparks cradled and fanned into dazzling flames
Here you will find answers to some of the commonly asked questions about St Joseph’s College Creative & Performing Arts. Feel free to browse through the questions to learn more.
My child is interested in Performing Arts – would St Jo’s be a good school for them?
Absolutely! Drama, Dance and Music are strongly encouraged and facilitated at St Jo’s. Our partnership with Arts International brings West End performers into the College for specialist workshops. Our students have access to performance opportunities in a professional theatre, and fine performance spaces on campus, including the Chapel, recording studio, fully-rigged drama studio and dance studio. Numerous pianos and keyboards are available for students, including our beautiful Steinway Grand. St Joseph’s has an excellent track record at county-level Performing Arts competitions, too. LAMDA is offered from Year 3.
What opportunities does St Jo’s provide for students interested in the Creative Arts?
Facilities include light and spacious art rooms, a photography studio and dark room, a suite of Macs for Art students to use, and a well-equipped and inspiring textiles room. Additionally, the school has been awarded the Arts Mark, a prestigious Arts Council accreditation that recognises our commitment to providing high-quality arts education.
Will my child be restricted as to the Creative and Performing Arts subjects they can study?
No, your child will not be restricted as to the Creative and Performing Arts subjects they can study. We have a flexible approach to the curriculum, allowing students to combine various Creative and Performing Arts subjects according to their interests and talents.
My child doesn’t want to study drama at GCSE or A-level. Can they still participate?
Yes! We recognise the power and pleasure of performance and aim to welcome all comers. Opportunities outside curriculum subjects include choirs, the College musical, the annual Arts Festival and after-school clubs.