Amersham and Wycombe College
Amersham & Wycombe College provides a wide range of vocational and academic programmes across 2 sites, including A Levels, Construction, ESOL, Business and IT, and has 1,700 adult part time students.
Of the College’s 1,614 FT FE students, and 156 FT HE students, well over half are within the Faculty of Creative Industries, which includes Film and Television Production, Animation and Visual Effects, Music Performance and Music Technology, Photography, Fine Art, Graphic Design and Costume and Fashion, with courses running from BTEC First Diploma to BA.
Performing Arts courses include BTEC National Diplomas, in Dance, Musical Theatre, Acting and Production Arts, with Foundation Degrees in Musical Theatre and Production Arts, and a 1 year ‘top up’ BA in Musical Theatre. Creative Apprenticeships in Technical Theatre are the latest addition to the portfolio of qualifications. The strength of this side of the curriculum is maintained through supporting, with set construction, lighting, sound and front of house, the performances which take place throughout the year.
Full scale student productions take place at our fully equipped on-site Theatre On The Hill, which has a 14 square metre stage, 120 seat stadium and professional sound and lighting facilities. Numerous theatre performances are held annually and have included a Dance production of Edward Scissorhands; First Lady Suite; Fame; The Tempest; Lord of the Flies; The Crucible and Songs for a New World.
Over recent years the College has invested substantially in facilities which include state-of-the art animation facilities, a TV studio and gallery; a green screen room and the formation of the Centroid motion capture academy. The College has its own record label – Sham Records – and sponsors an annual music festival (Shamstock). Graduates from FE and HE courses have an excellent record of progression into industry or top BA and MA courses. The College has nurtured strong links with industry and has partnered with Pinewood Group.
The College also provides a wide range of vocational and academic programmes across 2 sites, including Construction, ESOL, Business and IT, and has 1,300 part time students.