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Welcome to CAPA College

Excellence in the Arts

 

CAPA College provides full time Arts training and education for students aged 16-19 and aims to inspire, train and educate the next generation of performers, creatives, designers and technicians.

 

CAPA College’s team of top professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians alongside industry standard facilities ensures that CAPA College delivers the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts.

Dance: Contemporary and Commercial

Drama: Stage and Screen

Performing Arts: Musical Theatre

Production Arts: Theatre, Film and Media

COVID-19 Response

Teaching and learning continues to develop at CAPA College in spite of the pandemic with all students accessing their full timetable remotely with live-streamed lessons.

 

Throughout lockdown, students created and performed their own original choreography, theatre and digital media from their own homes. It is not necessary to tread the boards to create new and inspiring works and CAPA College fully embraced the fact that lockdown provides a unique opportunity for its students to think creatively about their Art.

 

Students have maintained a jam-packed timetable throughout the pandemic and have had the unique opportunity to take part in remote masterclasses from renowned guest artists including Channel 4’s It’s a Sin’s Omari Douglas, Olivier winning actor Michael Jibson and commercial and screen dance choreographer Tinovimbanashe Sibanda.

 

Find out more about CAPA College’s remote education provision here:

“All remote learning must be a huge challenge to organise and deliver, but when so much of the curriculum is practical it’s quite amazing that the students haven’t missed out on any of their lessons, the staff are always so upbeat and supportive and there is an evident overall focus on the students’ wellbeing – you have truly delivered the best experience possible in the face of adversity.”

Parent Feedback

Masterclass Feedback

“Today it was fantastic to work and share industry research with such talented and engaged students. This masterclass programme clearly shows that CAPA College are making moves to look after their students and provide the best help in such difficult circumstances.”

Jason Boyle

“In a time when students must be so frustrated to be stuck at home, it was great to see them still so passionate. Clearly CAPA College has created a safe environment where performers aren’t afraid to make big, bold choices in the rehearsal room which is the perfect training environment.”

Glenn Adamson

Facilities

New Home

 

In 2022 CAPA College will be moving to its new, purpose-built, specialist facilities on Mulberry Way (opposite Wakefield Westgate Train Station). We are currently working with the ESFA, designers and developers to create these inspiring, bespoke, industry-standard facilities. The new CAPA College home will be a centre for excellence in the Arts with dance, drama and signing studios, media suites, film studios, design suites, production workshops and theatres.

CAPA College Alumni Success

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Bronwyn James graduated from CAPA College in 2012 before gaining a BA Hons in Acting from ALRA. She is now a professional actress with credits which include Hangmen (Court Theatre and West End transfer), Call The Midwife, Cold Feet, the BBC’s The ABC Murders (2018) and ITV’s Wild Bill. Bronwyn is best known for the character Fanny Lambert in Harlots. 

Alex Bowen graduated from CAPA College in 2010 before continuing her Musical Theatre training at Bird College and Arts Educational Schools London. She is now a professional performer, choreographer and teacher. Alex recently took on the starring role of Kiki Dee in the world premier of Dusty alongside Katherine Kingsley and Rufus Hound. We’re thrilled that Alex has returned to CAPA College to teach jazz and choreography to the Class of 2020 as well choreographing two of our incredible Main Stage performances for Move It 2019. 

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Rae Clarke graduated from CAPA College in 2014. She recently completed a BA Hons in Professional Dance & Musical Theatre at Bird College and is now working as a professional model and actress. Since leaving CAPA College Rae has clocked up a number of acting and dancing credits and in 2018 she made her professional debut on the silver screen as part of the ensemble cast of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again alongside Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried. 

Niall Egan graduated from CAPA College in 2016 before studying for a BA Hons in Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School. During his time at LCDS Niall worked with the Batsheva Dance Company as well as choreographing his own work for the Robin Howard Dance Theatre and modelling for the London Queer Fashion Show. He has just been awarded an apprenticeship with the Richard Alston Dance Company and will be touring with them in the UK and USA in 2020.