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Eight original films will be showcased across our Digital Arts festival nightly from 3-6 August. Full programme announced tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek of what is to come... #DigitalArts2020 https://t.co/jpzXNkL6Gi4 hours ago 1
@CAPACOLLEGE and @momentumukarts are excited to announce our first Digital Festival of the Arts! Over the 3-6 July August 2020 we will be premiering an exciting selection of digital films... keep an eye out for more information coming very soon. #DigitalArts2020🌟 https://t.co/GORSq4KCE54 days ago 4
RT @momentumukarts: Momentum Theatre have reached the end of stage one in the research & development of the @ace_national funded play 'If N…6 days ago 2
RT @CreateWakefield: Creative Spotlight: a brilliant new #dancefilm from students @CAPACOLLEGE showcased at @onedanceuk, choreographed by @…6 days ago 4
'Online Motivating Mondays' enable current and new students to continue their training and fitness over the Summer holidays including Physical CORE and commercial and jazz classes. Students have been joining in not only from home but also whilst on holiday! https://t.co/ImmFyl8DBv6 days ago 0
RT @momentumukarts: Did you miss the premiere of 'The Bored Room' yesterday? Showcased in the @onedanceuk U. Dance Choreography Challenge,…1 week ago 4
Make sure to tune in and watch 'The Bored Room' at 6:30pm: https://t.co/YSxq7WLdTd https://t.co/8q3aLat5cI1 week ago 2
We are so proud of CAPA College alumni @emilymaewalker who has been cast in the new West End production of Frozen! Incredible news! ❄️ #FrozenLondon Meet the cast here: https://t.co/MCQVpiVlk4 https://t.co/LE8S7mZ2GI1 week ago 2
As CAPA College's multi award-winning, in-house Performing and Creative Arts Company, Momentum is home to the next generation of world-class performers. Find out more about Momentum here: @momentumukarts https://t.co/TgcJuOCpsb1 week ago 3
Although the summer holidays have arrived for CAPA College, our Outreach and Education programme has lots of exciting things to come! Make sure to follow CHARGE on Instagram to keep updated: https://t.co/teV6Ig7qnH https://t.co/f3i240Ag2C2 weeks ago 2

CAPA College (Creative and Performing Arts College) welcomes its first cohort of over 100 students from across Yorkshire and beyond

Wakefield’s first Department for Education (DFE) funded Free School opened its doors in September 2018. CAPA College, a specialist Arts college for students aged 16-19, was one of only 53 Free Schools to open in England this year. It is set to become a flagship for Arts Education in the North. 

Over 100 excited students arrived at CAPA College in Wakefield in September armed with outstanding GCSE results, a passion for the Arts and an eagerness to take the first step towards a career in the Creative Arts. 

CAPA College is not your average Further Education institution. At CAPA College students will receive professional Arts training in a range of disciplines – from singing, dancing and acting to costume, set and lighting design – alongside rigorous academic study. Over two years of full-time study students will obtain the equivalent of four A levels as well as the skills, knowledge, training and experience they need to progress to universities, vocational Arts conservatoires and Arts-based employment. 

Students are enrolled on four distinct pathways (Dance, Drama, Performing Arts and Production Arts & Media) and will benefit from tuition from professional teachers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, designers and technicians while enjoying access to industry-standard facilities. Alongside an outstanding curriculum, students will gain extensive experience performing throughout the UK and working alongside professional artists, companies and theatre venues. 

Claire Nicholson, Strategic Director of CAPA College says, ‘We are delighted to be launching CAPA College. It is testament to the vision and tenacity of our accomplished CAPA College team. Together we will deliver the highest quality training, education and pastoral guidance to support talented students who are serious about pursuing a career in the Arts.’ 

This is the beginning of an exciting new chapter for CAPA College (part of Enhance Academy Trust) which will see a significant expansion in the upcoming years. CAPA College will be moving to purpose-built premises on Mulberry Way, Wakefield (opposite Wakefield Westgate train station) in September 2020. As the gateway to Wakefield, CAPA College will offer more opportunities, more facilities and more support to students across the North of England. CAPA College are currently renting temporary accommodation at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.