BOVTS has unparalleled links with the industries. We can therefore boast of an impressive record of graduate employment.
The Theatre School offers degree programmes focused on our students’ futures as artists and production professionals. We are committed to ensuring that we remain at the forefront of preparing graduates with exceptional skill sets to enable them to have sustainable careers as performers and makers.
Some graduates work as performers with professional companies both in the UK and overseas, on stage and in television and film. Some form their own performance companies or go on to direct, produce or choreograph, while others take teaching positions. Graduates from technical theatre, design and stage management programmes go on to work in theatre, on screen productions as well as other areas such as events, large and small, public or corporate.
By focusing on the individual, the School provides opportunities for each student to find an employment path to match their talents and strengths. Through their chosen programme of study, students are encouraged to forge links with the industry, to network with current practitioners and, on some programmes, to undertake placements which help them to meet prospective employers and gain valuable experience. Students benefit from teaching by established industry professionals who enjoy successful careers in their fields.
Students are also prepared more generally for sustainable careers in the industry. The activities offered may include rigorous practical workshops (such as classes in taxation, letter and business plan writing), mock interviews with visiting professionals, lectures, master classes and careers seminars with leading organisations. Agents and casting directors are invited to attend many public productions, screenings and showcases.
Some of the awards success for BOVTS graduates includes:
(Photo: Alumna Olivia Colman)