Life After CAPA College Careers Programme


The Life After CAPA College programme is threaded throughout our Curriculum Journey, which is designed to prepare students thoroughly for auditions, further education at conservatoires and universities and/or professional work in the creative arts industry. All students are provided with unique, tailored support to achieve their aspirations and a wealth of professional experiences. The vast majority of our students progress on to the top Arts colleges and universities, and we are incredibly proud of their success.


CAPA College Careers Leader:

Katy James

01924 583737

Every student at CAPA College receives:



  • Teaching by the CAPA College faculty, which includes ex and current arts professionals with links to a plethora of companies and arts organisations.
  • Intensive Weeks working as professional companies with both in-house and guest arts professionals.
  • Practical classes taught in industry-standard facilities with consistent professional expectations.
  • Theory classes designed to encourage independent learning and emulate university study.
  • Masterclasses with professionals from all aspects of the Creative Arts industry, including CAPA College alumni.
  • Regular opportunities for students to perform in professional venues and participate in events such as National Theatre Connections, MOVE It, New Views, One Dance UK, Fresh, Young Creatives, Light Night Leeds working alongside industry professionals.
  • Opportunities to work in the CHARGE outreach programmes performing and facilitating workshops in a variety of venues.



  • Regular 121 meetings with their tutor to discuss career aspirations.
  • Vocational Diploma units that explore various job roles and professional practice and require students to evaluate their skills.
  • Mock Audition Week to receive personalised feedback and real life experience of auditions and interviews.
  • Life After CAPA College lessons to guide students through the process of researching, selecting and applying for universities and conservatoires.
  • Life After CAPA College parent and student seminars including a detailed explanation of financial options.
  • Weekly CONNECT tutorials covering careers paths in the Arts, including different contract types, typical routes in to creative industries and industry trends.
  • REFLECT tutorials which prepare students for aspects of student and professional life, including managing finances and finding accommodation.
  • Opportunities to attend University Open Days.
  • Open door policy for advice from the Principal, Pathway Leaders or any CAPA College staff.

We acknowledge that each year a handful of students may wish to pursue further study or work outside of the arts and we ensure that they are equally supported and have access to independent specialist advice and employer connections in partnership with The Wakefield Employment Hub. 

CAPA College performing Discotheque at the ExCeL London for Move It

Students have the opportunity to work with renowned guest artists in masterclasses

Mock Audition Week helps to prepare students for the next step after CAPA College

The success of the careers programme is measured by collating data on destinations that CAPA College students go onto and also through Student Voice and parent/carer feeddback.


CAPA College’s careers page will next be reviewed in February 2024.