“Since graduating, I’ve worked on commercials for Heineken, British Airways, John Lewis and car manufacturer, Kia. I’ve also work on several television programmes such as The Wright Stuff, The One Show and Something for the Weekend and have recently worked on the latest Ron Howard film."
“I work full-time [Full-time courses consist of 12-16 hours study per week. International students on full-time courses must study a minimum of 15 hours per week.] in the city for a financial services company, so needed a course that could fit around my job. The FdA Business and Professional Administration was perfect. Over the two years, I learnt valuable skills in areas such as HR procedures, marketing and presenting that I have applied directly in my workplace.”
“The industry exposure we get on the course is great. We visited the National Theatre’s costume store which was incredible. We also have to research theatre companies and develop a contacts book. From day one of the course you are taught how to make yourself more employable."
In 2012, Isabelle was accepted at the prestigious Wimbledon College of Art to study a BA (Hons) in Theatre and Screen - Costume.
“I enrolled on this course to gain confidence, and I’ve definitely done that, and more! I have grown more than anyone could have imagined: experimenting in different styles of acting such as Brecht, Stanislavski and Shakespeare; creating devised pieces of work; and learning about all the different elements required in a performance. Even the theoretical parts were interesting! I am now studying Musical Theatre at university and owe a great deal to West Thames College and my amazing lecturers.”
“One of the key things about this course is how it makes you a better professional. For example, the research into government policies, such as Every Child Matters, allows you to thoroughly understand the care industry and transfer this knowledge directly into the workplace. My lecturers prepared me perfectly for university – I’m now completing my BA at Kingston University.”
“Having taken time out to have children, I was initially daunted by the prospect of going back into education. The psychology and counselling course couldn’t have been more perfect. The lecturers were excellent and I absolutely loved learning about human behaviour and how the mind works. I’m now studying a BSc in Counselling at St Mary’s University.”
"As well as improving you as a dancer, the HND teaches you about the business side of things, like taking a show on tour, how to fund it and successfully promote it. I’ve appeared in some great dance shows at Sadler Wells and at the college’s Endeavour Theatre and we even performed in Hounslow town centre!"