Breeze Arts Foundation

Breeze Arts Foundation

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Breeze Arts Foundation works in partnership with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds City College and runs from First Floor in Leeds two days a week. Our course empowers you to participate and enjoy the arts and provides a practical insight, opportunities, skills, knowledge and understanding of the arts.

Throughout the course you will participate in various workshops working with professional artists. You will get involved in industry days looking at marketing, costume, backstage tours, sound, lighting, stage management and set design. You will also do relevant off site visits and go see productions at the West Yorkshire Playhouse throughout the course.

Duration 12 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Park Lane Campus
Course code 70359-01
Fee 0.00

What you learn

Whilst on Breeze Arts Foundation you will study Bronze/Silver Arts Award. The Arts Award qualification enables you to gain a wide range of experiences in the arts. It develops your creative and leadership skills, allows you to set challenges, explore the arts and share your skills and achievements. Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification. You will also study BTEC level one Certificate in Exploring the Creative Arts and media sectors (QCF).

How you will be assessed

In class – practical workshops


Written work – worksheets/research/interviews/portfolios

Where is the course delivered (facilities / classrooms)

The course runs at First Floor at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Entry requirements

You must be 16-19 with an interest in the arts. Have some experience of performing arts and be creative. Be committed, reliable and motivated and show a willingness to learn.

Case studies

PB was referred to Breeze Arts Foundation in October 2010 by her connexions worker. PB was referred due to been NEET and having a passion for music and the arts but having very little confidence and social skills.

Since been on Breeze Arts and having one to one support PB has developed in confidence, developed her social skills and made a new network of friends. PB has gained her Bronze Arts Award qualification and is currently working towards her silver award.

PB has completed two terms and is now on her third. PB has performed in front of a live audience, delivered workshops to Primary school children and has written, sang and recorded her own song and group song. All of this has helped PB develop and help her emotional wellbeing.

In September PB is hoping to start at Leeds College of Music. By doing Breeze Arts she has the confidence, skills and qualifications which she did not have when she first started to be able to go to college and gain herself a place. PB says Breeze Arts has helped her in so many ways and has improved her life.

What's next

Full time/higher education in performing arts or employment.

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