Pera Frank, BA (Hons) Popular Music

"The course gave plenty of opportunities for work placements in a range of music venues, enabling us to acquire the skills to prepare for employment within the music industry. I’ve since progressed onto a PGCE at UCC, before entering the music industry as a performing musician."

Daniela Tasca York, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles, graduated 2009

"My tutors gave me the confidence to enter the world of fashion and interior design. In my final year, I won the Graduate Fashion Week Protégé Project and worked at Matches Fashion. After winning BBC2’s 'The Great Interior Design Challenge' I have now started my own interior design business."

David Michael Hands, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre alumni starring in Jersey Boys (International Tour, 2018)

"Just over a year from graduating, I feel so blessed with the opportunities that I’ve been given. If I hadn’t gone to University Centre Cochester, I don’t think I’d be where I am today."

Karis Jack, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre graduate starring as Éponine in Les Misérables (West End, 2018)

"The feeling as I came off stage was incredible. It was as if everything I had worked for all those years at my drama school and at University Centre Colchester was being presented to me before my very eyes."

Katy Cirne, BA (Hons) Technical Theatre graduate

"During my studies at University Centre Colchester, I was able to apply my practical skills whilst on work placement. After graduating I was immediately employed as a Junior Technician. I now enjoy working alongside other University Centre Colchester students and graduates."

Laura Harvey, BA (Hons) Photography graduate, Portrait and Documentary Photographer

"A small course, helpful tutors, excellent resources, and a good integration with the other art courses such as fine art and graphic design."

Polly Haynes, BA (Hons) Popular Music

"I have gone on to being a gigging musician, playing at many highly regarded venues, and supporting multi-platinum selling musicians. I also co-curated events and audio-visual company ‘Pink Shed’. There we encourage and support local artists in the area."

Sarah Edgington, BA (Hons) Fine Art, graduated 2015

"There were so many opportunities available to us, from experimenting with materials to public exhibitions. The facilities in the Art department are a huge asset, with tutors who continuously support you. I completed an internship at the Saatchi Gallery in London and I am now studying the PGCE at University Centre Colchester."

September Mead, BA (Hons) Creative Performance (Acting) alumni

"Learning how to devise our own work was exciting. We also had the opportunity to work with external directors and practitioners. Another huge aspect was that we got to perform our shows at many different venues including The Etcetera Theatre in Camden and Brighton Fringe Festival!"

Lucy Zini, Art Foundation

"I've learned a lot of the skills needed to help with the course that I intend on studying at university and have experimented with materials I most likely would not have. I've also made a lot of really good friends."