Star Performing Arts student from Cirencester Sixth form College wins place at LAMDA

Student of the year for Level 3 Performing Arts at Cirencester College, Ethan Hughes has won a place at one of the most prestigious schools for drama in the country, the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

18 year old Ethan will be joining LAMDA in September to study acting on a foundation course after spending the last two years studying music performance and performing arts at Cirencester College. Of his time at Cirencester Ethan said, “during my time here I have learnt a lot about myself, met some amazingly talented people, and have been given a chance to greatly improve my skillset as a performer. It has also helped me to establish various connections within the industry, enabling me to be part of many great shows such as Little Shop of Horrors and Chatroom.

One of the key things you study during the course at Cirencester is drama school audition preparation. The lecturers at the college are extremely skilled and knowledgeable and are past/current industry workers who are always happy to help with auditions and pieces. The auditions themselves aren’t as scary as they seem, so long as you know your monologues, the plays they are from, and know some information on the drama school(s) you are auditioning at. The process of applying and auditioning for drama school can be daunting but having the support of talented lecturers and students definitely takes the weight off!”

Ethan’s advice to future students wishing to follow him to the industry, “My only advice is this: even if you are in a room full of students and there is only one lecturer, you can still learn from every single person in that room, no matter what. Every performer has something you don’t have and vice versa, learn as much as you can from as many people as you can, and help each other become better performers.”

Ethan’s lecturer Alex Curry said, “Ethan completed his Performing Arts with distinction stars, the highest grade possible. This is a result of his hard work, creativity, professionalism and superb motivation to learn and improve as a performer. Ethan has an exceptional level of professional conduct, intuition, commitment and creative skill. He has been a pleasure to work with for the last two years, producing some exquisite performances and contributing to a very positive and productive course journey for all performing arts students and staff. This is why Ethan is our performing arts student of the year and we wish him all the best in, what we are sure will be, an incredibly successful future.”

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