Fresh 2018

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

Fresh 2018

CAPA College’s dance performance company, Momentum Dance, were invited to perform as a ‘guest showcase company’ at the prestigious annual regional youth dance festival ‘Fresh.’  The sold-out performance at York Theatre Royal featured youth dance companies from across the Yorkshire region.  Momentum closed the festival with their performance of the contemporary choreography ‘On the fence (about something).’  The choreography by CAPA College alumnus, John-William Watson, was originally performed and selected for the prestigious New Dimensions strand of the U.Dance 2017 National Youth Dance Festival which took place the Birmingham Hippodrome.


Move It 2018

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

Move It 2018

For the 11th consecutive year CAPA College were selected to perform and teach at Move It, the UK’s leading performing arts exhibition.  CAPA College students took to the Mainstage with three exciting and diverse choreographies:  ‘Discotheque’ – a high-energy commercial dance performance exploring the style and music of the 1970’s created by CAPA College resident choreographers Keith Luke Gillott & Alex Bowen; ‘Whitney’ – a choreographic tribute to the great Whitney Houston in a slick jazz dance performance choreographed by Alex Bowen; ‘On the fence (about something)’ – an extract of the wonderful contemporary choreography by CAPA College alumnus John-William Watson.  CAPA College were also selected to perform in the Move It Showcase Theatre with four performances of an all singing, all dancing  Musical Theatre medley of ‘In the Heights.’   Fantastic performance opportunities for the CAPA College students to be perform in such a high profile event and receive such wonderful audience reactions.  Alongside student performances, CAPA College staff were invited to teach four sell-out dance masterclasses in a range of dance styles, with teachers receiving fantastic feedback from participants.


National Drama success

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

National Drama success

CAPA College were thrilled to be selected to perform in the prestigious Connections Festival at the National Theatre on Saturday 30th June 2018. Over 200 schools and youth theatre companies across the UK  participated in the regional stage of the festival with 12 being selected to transfer their performance to the National Theatre’s famous Dorfman Theatre. CAPA College were selected to perform ‘When they go low’ by playwright Natalie Mitchell, an engaging, comical and emotive play that so effectively explores issues surrounding gender equality.   The whole process was such an inspirational opportunity for the CAPA College Performing Arts and Production Arts students to work with, and learn from, an incredible team including the CAPA College resident directors and designers and the National Theatre team of directors, fight directors, designers, technicians, producers and playwright.  This was such an incredible and memorable experience for CAPA College students to perform at the highly esteemed National Theatre on London’s South Bank.


Top 1% for student progress in the country

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

Top 1% for student progress in the country

CAPA College were delighted to receive a congratulatory letter and certificate from ALPS  (independent student data analysis organization)confirming that CAPA College results in 2017 were the National top 1% for student progress.  That means that CAPA College students made the most progress from KS4 to end of post-16 study than any other students in the country.


National dance success

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

National dance success

CAPA College were incredibly delighted that three of their students successfully gained a place in the prestigious National Youth Dance Company 2017/2018.  CAPA College students, Sebastian, Josh and Kieron, who also perform with Momentum Dance the dance performance company of CAPA College, were selected from hundreds of auditionees to be a part of NYDC.  The students have had the wonderful opportunity to work with this years NYDC Guest Artistic Director Sharon Eyal in a number of residencies throughout the year.  The Sadlers Wells premiere of  ‘Used to be Blonde’ at Sadlers Wells was incredible, receiving a well deserved standing ovation from the sold-out audience.   The performance will be toured throughout UK in the Summer including the Latitude Festival.  This is the fourth consecutive year that CAPA College students have been selected to be members of NYDC – a fabulous achievement!


Exciting new course pathways at CAPA College

Exciting new course pathways at CAPA College

CAPA College are delighted to be able to offer two exciting new course pathways for talented young people wishing to specialise in Dance or Drama.  Alongside CAPA College’s highly successful and proven Performing Arts course pathway and Production Arts: Theatre, Film & Media course pathway, CAPA College is now taking applications for Dance: Contemporary & Commercial course pathway and Drama: Stage & Screen course pathway.  For further details of all our course please check the ‘Course’ pages on our website.


Reece McMahon

Reece McMahon CAPA College Graduate 2014

Reece McMahon graduated from CAPA College in 2014.  Reece progressed on to the BA Hons Dance course at London Contemporary Dance School.  Reece recently was appointed as an Assistant Producer at The Place, London.


Emily Mae

Emily Mae CAPA College Graduate 2014

Emily graduated from CAPA College in 2014. Emily then continued her training at Arts Educational School on the BA Hons Musical Theatre course.  Emily successfully gained the role of one of the Dynamites and cover for Motormouth in the Hairspray UK Tour of 2017/2018.


PRODUCTION ARTS: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway

PRODUCTION ARTS: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway

The Production Arts: Theatre, Film and Media course pathway provides training and education for students wishing to pursue a career in Design, Technical Theatre, Media or Production. The exciting ‘hands-on’ course combines vocational, practical training with academic study. In Year 1 the course offers a broad range of training in all aspects of Technical Theatre, Design and Media in theatrical, film or live-event contexts enabling students to explore a rich curriculum learning new skills and expertise. In Year 2 students can specialise, hone their skills and develop depth of knowledge, understanding and expertise in their chosen area of interest leading to students progressing to higher education or straight into Arts based employment.

Students will learn a wide range of technical skills and training from CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers, designers and technicians as well as from regular visiting industry experts – from set construction techniques to sound recording skills; lighting operations to video editing skills. Creative development is also an essential part of the course pathway and students study design and concept realisation with the opportunity to gain experience in designing lights, sound, set, costumes, AV, animation and video production. Training leads to students gaining extensive live operational experience in a range of venues giving students opportunity to learn how to adapt to different spaces and operating systems. All students participate in work placements, gaining experience in the professional industry and focusing on their particular area of interest.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

Production Arts
• Set design
• Set construction
• Lighting design and operation
• Sound design, editing and operation
• Mask-making
• Stage management
• Crewing
• Make-up and prosthetics
• Design skills
• AV techniques

Creative Digital Media
• Production techniques
• Film and video editing
• Camera techniques
• Music video production
• Audio production processes
• Music technology
• Graphics
• Digital video production
• Animation
• Photography

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Production Arts – equivalent to 2 A levels

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Creative Digital Media – equivalent to 2 A levels

The vocational focus of the BTEC qualification means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. At the end of the course, students will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of all the individual units.

Jordan Wright

CAPA Graduate 2015

Now studying BA (Hons) Creative Lighting

Control at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.

“CAPA College gave me so many invaluable skills and experiences in a range of technical theatre and media roles and in so many different types of performances and venues. Through CAPA College I discovered my passion and strength for Lighting which I am now  studying at degree level. CAPA College prepared me with the skills, expertise and confidence to successfully gain a place at Rose Bruford.”


PERFORMING ARTS: Musical Theatre course pathway

PERFORMING ARTS: Musical Theatre course pathway

The Performing Arts: Musical Theatre course pathway at CAPA College offers exciting, all-round Performing Arts training providing students with versatility in terms of their skill set, creative approach and awareness of the Arts. This enables students to be able to access a range of higher education and career options. Musical Theatre is the key genre studied on this pathway and most students will progress to Musical Theatre higher education courses and careers. However, students will also have the breadth and depth of experience to progress into other specialist areas, from Contemporary Dance to Acting, Choreography to Directing.

Performing Arts training at CAPA College is rigorous and challenging, requiring a high level of commitment and dedication from students. This approach enables students to succeed in progressing to higher education Performing Arts training and, ultimately, a career in the Arts. Students receive extensive directed contact time. This is a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

Dance
• Commercial
• Jazz
• Ballet
• Contemporary
• Musical Theatre
• Choreography
• Body conditioning
• Dance theory
• Anatomy
• Dance analysis

Drama
• Acting
• Directing
• Devised theatre
• Scripted performance
• Musical Theatre
• Contemporary Theatre
• Physical Theatre
• Theoretical concepts
• History of Drama
• Drama analysis

Singing
• Ensemble skills
• Solo performance
• Vocal technique
• Acting through song
• Music theory
• Sight singing
• Contemporary Musical Theatre
• Pre-1960s Musical Theatre
• Anatomy
• Pop/Classical/Gospel

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts (Musical Theatre) – equivalent to 2 A levels

A level Dance

A level Drama and Theatre Studies

The A level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the BTEC qualification means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed for BTEC. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

Ross Lee Fowkes

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Urdang Academy.

Ross is now a successful Musical Theatre performer. Professional credits include: Half a Sixpence (West End), Oklahoma UK Tour, Grease UK Tour, FAME UK Tour, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat UK Tour.

“CAPA College’s exciting and professional environment with excellent teaching and so many performance opportunities really helped me to fully achieve my potential, gain a place at Urdang Academy and embark on a successful, fulfilling career as a Musical Theatre performer.”

Alex Bowen

CAPA Graduate 2010

Studied BA Hons in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre at Bird College.  Alex now works as a professional dancer/singer/actress, choreographer and teacher.

Professional credits include: 201 Dance Company, Avant Garde Dance Company, Dusty the Musical UK Tour.

“The CAPA College ethos is extraordinary, developing everyone as individuals. Staff provide excellent teaching and endless support to ensure all students excel.”


DRAMA: Stage and Screen course pathway

DRAMA: Stage and Screen course pathway

The Drama: Stage and Screen course pathway at CAPA College provides students with an intensive, specialist course offering thorough breadth and depth in the

exploration and development of the art form. Students will gain experience and versatility in their approach to their practice on stage and screen, developing their skill set as both a performer and creative. This approach enables students to access a range of higher education and career options in a variety of genres and contexts including theatre, film and education. Students will also gain experience in complementary art forms and work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways.

Drama training at CAPA College is exciting but also rigorous and requires a high level of commitment from students. Students receive extensive directed contact time through a programme of technical training, creative development, directed performance and theoretical application. This is led by CAPA College’s resident team of specialist teachers plus regular masterclasses from the UK’s leading Arts professionals and companies.

"Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind" Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

• Acting – stage and screen
• Directing
• Devised theatre
• Scripted performance
• Contemporary theatre
• Physical theatre
• Improvisation
• Theatre in education
• Scriptwriting
• Theoretical concepts
• History of Drama
• Drama analysis and appreciation
• Singing for actors
• Body conditioning
• Production skills
• Dance and movement

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

Extended Diploma in Drama – equivalent to 3 A levels

A level Drama

The A-level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Extended Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

Bronwyn James

CAPA Graduate 2012

Studied BA (Hons) Acting at ALRA North.

Bronwyn is now a successful professional Actor.  Professional theatre credits include: Hangmen (Royal Court Theatre & West End). Professional TV & Film credits include:

Harlots (ITV), Hangmen (National Theatre Live), Moving On (BBC) and Cold Feet (ITV).

“CAPA College is an excellent place to train and prepare you for higher education and a career in the arts. I gained so much experience working with a range of inspiring and diverse artists, companies and teachers.”

Annabelle Kaye

CAPA Graduate 2018

Professional actor

After studying full-time at CAPA College Annabelle progressed straight into professional television acting.  Professional TV credits include: Casualty (BBC) and Emmerdale (ITV).

“The focussed, industry specific classes at CAPA College have helped prepare me for a professional acting career.  I certainly feel that this grounding helped me enter the industry a little earlier than might otherwise have been possible.”


DANCE: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway

DANCE: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway

The Dance: Contemporary and Commercial course pathway at CAPA College provides students with intensive, professional dance training developing their skill set, creative approach and awareness of Dance and the Arts. In Year 1 students will study a broad and balanced Dance curriculum developing skills and experience in a range of genres. In Year 2 students will be able to specialise their Dance focus to further hone their skills and level of expertise and interest.

Students will also gain experience and appreciation of other complementary art forms and will work collaboratively with students on CAPA College’s other course pathways. Most students will progress to Dance based higher education courses and careers in the Dance sector. However students will also have the versatility and transferable skills to diversify into other areas of the Creative Arts sector.

CAPA College provides extensive directed studio time for students led by an outstanding team of resident specialist teachers and choreographers focusing on technical and creative development. This is complemented by regular masterclasses and residencies by visiting artists and companies. Through these opportunities, students experience different artistic approaches, styles and methods. Training ultimately leads to students gaining extensive performance experience in a range of venues giving students the opportunity to learn how to adapt to different spaces and audiences.

Inspirational...high quality specialist performing arts education that is an example of its kind Ofsted, November 2016

Curriculum

• Contemporary – Release, Graham and Cunningham based
• Ballet
• Urban .
• Commercial
• Jazz
• Choreography
• Improvisation
• Body conditioning
• Yoga
• Dance in education
• Dance theory
• History of Dance
• Anatomy
• Dance analysis and appreciation
• Voice for dancers
• Production skills

Qualifications

Students will gain the following qualifications:

Extended Diploma in Dance – equivalent to 3 A levels

A level Dance

The A-level qualifications are examined both practically and through formal written examinations. The vocational focus of the Extended Diploma means that all work and performance opportunities (including all ongoing participation in classes and rehearsals) are assessed. Students cover a range of units and, at the end of the course, will be awarded an overall grade according to the combined total of the individual units. Varied assessment methods include: studio based assessments, studio performances, lecture demonstrations, journals, public performances in CAPA College’s theatre and across the country.

John-William Watson

CAPA Graduate 2016

Now studying BA (Hons) Dance at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. John was also a member of the prestigious National Youth Dance Company. John was a finalist in the BBC Young Dancer 2017.

“CAPA College offers truly outstanding training. It enabled me to discover my love for performance; provided the training and education for me to succeed; the confidence and aspirations to apply for a place at an international dance school where I am now in my second year of study.”

Kaine Ruddach

CAPA Graduate 2016

Now studying Diploma in Dance and Musical Theatre at Laine Theatre Arts.

“The CAPA College ethos is extraordinary, developing everyone as individuals. Staff provide excellent teaching and endless support to ensure all students excel.”


Lewis Easter

Lewis Easter CAPA College Graduate 2011

Lewis graduated from CAPA College in 2011.  Lewis gained a place at Urdang Academy studying on the BA Hons Professional Dance and Musical Theatre course.  Lewis now works as professional singer/dancer/actor with professional credits including: Barnum UK Tour and Wonderland UK Tour.  Lewis will be joining the West End cast of Wicked from July 2018.


Dominic Booth

Dominic Booth CAPA College Graduate 2015

Dominic graduated from CAPA College in 2015.  Dominic gained a place at Urdang Academy on the BA Hons Professional Dance and Musical Theatre Course.  Dominic is now in Miami in rehearsals for his professional contract as a dancer/singer on Royal Carribbean Cruises.


Exciting news!! CAPA College will open its doors to students in September 2018

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

We are highly delighted to announce that the Department for Education has confirmed that CAPA College will open as a DFE-funded Free School in September 2018.  Applications for students wishing to apply to CAPA College will open today. CAPA College, as part of the Enhance Academy Trust, will have its own permanent purpose-built home in the heart of Wakefield. However, from September 2018, during the development of the new premises, CAPA College will temporarily be based in the Performing Arts facilities at Cathedral Academy, Wakefield.  An announcement from the ESFA with details of the new site for CAPA College’s permanent home will be made in the forthcoming weeks.

Overwhelming support

“It is a real honour and achievement to be announcing today the confirmation of the exciting future of CAPA College as a Free School. It is testament to the passion, dedication, tenacity and hard-work of the team behind the bid and the outstanding provision developed at CAPA over the past few years. Credit and our utmost appreciation also needs to be given to all the many, many stakeholders who have provided such support and commitment leading up to today’s exciting announcement.” Claire Nicholson, Principal"

CAPA College:  An inspiring legacy.  An exciting future

Since its formation in 2006, CAPA has developed a regional and national reputation as a centre of excellence in the Arts with consistently ‘Outstanding’ judgements from Ofsted, excellent exam results, exceptional student progression routes and critically acclaimed, award-winning performances.  The exciting announcement that CAPA College will now open as a Free School will enable CAPA’s outstanding legacy to develop and expand allowing even more talented, creative young people from across Yorkshire and the North of England to gain access to the highest quality of Arts training and education.

Excellence in the Arts

CAPA College will provide 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 will ensure 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. Our vision is that CAPA College will become a flagship for Arts excellence in the North, adding to, and enhancing, the rich cultural sector of the Arts and Educational provision in Yorkshire.


Permanent new home for CAPA College announced

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

Enhance Academy Trust are delighted that the DFE has secured CAPA College a permanent site in the heart of Wakefield City Centre.  This exciting Free School development will enable talented, creative young people from across the Wakefield district, and beyond, with access to the highest quality of post-16 Arts training and education leading to new opportunities, raised aspirations and improved educational and career outcomes.  Our vision is that CAPA College will add to, and further enhance, the rich cultural offer of the Arts and Educational provision in the area and will be a flagship centre of excellence.”

Kevin Jones, CEO, Enhance Academy Trust

Permanent new home for CAPA College

Enhance Academy Trust are highly delighted to announce that it has received confirmation that the Department for Education have now successfully agreed a site in the heart of Wakefield City Centre for CAPA College. It is proposed that the site on Mulberry Way, Wakefield will be developed into the permanent purpose-built home of the specialist Post-16 Performing Arts Free School –  CAPA College.

The DFE is aiming for the Mulberry Way development to be complete and ready for CAPA College students in September 2020.  In the meantime, CAPA College will welcome its first cohort of students in September 2018 in temporary accommodation at Cathedral Academy, Thornes Road, Wakefield.

About CAPA College

CAPA College is a new DFE funded Free School proposed by Enhance Academy Trust.  CAPA College will provide 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 will ensure 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.  The team behind the new CAPA College Free School have a proven track record of excellence in the Arts with consistently Outstanding Ofsted judgements, excellent post-16 exam results and student alumni progressing to the UK’s leading Arts conservatoires, universities and careers in the Arts.


National success for CAPA College students...BBC Young Dancer Finalist and National Youth Dance Company Premiere

CAPA College Twitter

Did you spot these stunning photos of our dancers, captured so beautifully by @emryalls, in the @LeedsNews yesterday? https://t.co/m6sNEGif2Q #museumofthemoon #wakefieldmoonfest4 days ago 0
Thanks for flying the flag Reece! Would love to hear the interview. https://t.co/yg6b5aFZEu4 days ago 0
Congratulations and Good luck to our multi-talented Dance Pathway student Ellie Pearson, performing today with @NYTofGB after being selected to take part in in their Summer Course. We can't wait to hear all about it! #nationalyouththeatre #performingarts2 weeks ago 2
More fabulous alumni news! @emilymaewalker has been cast as Paradice in the UK premier of @bklynthemusical, opening @GreenwichTheatr later this year. Here she is with the rest of the cast at @WestEndLIVE last month - sounding incredible!!!! https://t.co/eJ6Nw90ree2 weeks ago 1
RT @billybullivant: @CAPACOLLEGE Thank you! Even five years after graduating from CAPA, I’m still so grateful for the skills, training and…2 weeks ago 1
After graduating from @RoyalAcadMusic, we are thrilled and so proud to hear that talented CAPA College alumnus @billybullivant will be Assistant MD on the UK premiere of Preludes at Southwark Playhouse! #PreludesLDN opens @swkplay from 6th Sept. Good luck to all involved! https://t.co/7i4JBqpUNB3 weeks ago 2
Happy Yorkshire Day! Our favourite thing about Yorkshire is all the fantastic young creative and performing arts talent. We're looking forward to nurturing more as we continue the exciting new chapter for CAPA College. #YorkshireDay #godsowncounty #yorkshireDay2019 https://t.co/HT7WBxwWKK3 weeks ago 3
Huge congratulations to CAPA alumnus @RossFowkes who has just been announced in the cast for UK tour of @9to5themusical alongside @Amber_Davies7 and @LouiseRedknapp. What a way to make a livin'!! https://t.co/a1OROle82i3 weeks ago 2
CAPA College students past and present were on location at Kellingley Colliery last week shooting with talented photographer @emryalls Excited to see the exhibition at Wakefield Market Hall 23rd Aug - 8th Sept #museumofthemoon #moonfestwakefield https://t.co/jrQ5e9W9Xg https://t.co/blup42D64D3 weeks ago 4
Great to hear this news from CAPA alumna Sophie Hill. We wish you all the best with your run of 'Seven Second Theory' @edfringe https://t.co/drpa8Uvsdq3 weeks ago 1

John William Watson - BBC Young Dancer 2017 Finalist

Two CAPA College students have achieved national success in prestigious major national dance events this week. John-William Watson gained a place in the Grand Final of BBC Young Dancer which was shown live on BBC2 on Saturday 22nd April. Viewers of the competition saw John-William performing in the Contemporary Dance category heat of the BBC television programme successfully gaining a wild card place in the Grand Final where he competed against 4 other young dancers.  John-William received high acclaim for both his exceptional dancing and exquisite choreography from the panel of top dance industry experts including renowned choreographers Jasmin Vardimon, Katie Prince, Kenneth Tharp, Matthew Bourne and Darcey Bussell. John-William studied Dance and Performing Arts full time at CAPA College graduating this Summer with 4 A* grades in his Alevels as well as successfully gaining a place at the internationally renowned Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Belgium where he is now living and studying.

"We are incredibly proud of CAPA College students John-William and Beth who are achieving such amazing success at the very highest level in Dance. Both are wonderful, creative, intelligent, skilful and hardworking students who really make the most of their full time specialist Arts training and education at CAPA College."

NYDC "Tarantiseismic" by Damien Jalet

CAPA College student Beth Emmerson performed with John-William in the duet round of the BBC Young Dancer competition on Saturday again achieving exceptional praise for the standard of both performance and choreography. Earlier in the week Beth performed in the national premiere of Tarantiseismic as a member of the National Youth Dance Company at Sadlers Wells Theatre in London. Following a succession of CAPA College students, Beth successfully gained a coveted place in the National Youth Dance Company last Summer and has  spent every college holiday working alongside renowned choreographer Damien Jalet to create Tarantiseismic. The National Youth Dance Company features top young dancers the from across England who have to undertake a rigorous audition process to secure one of the highly sought after places in the company.