Creative students take part in end of year showcase event

Creative students take part in end of year showcase event

18th June 2015


PRODUCTION students came under the spotlight as they helped their college showcase its talents under the watchful eye of examiners.

Art and design, visual performing arts and TV and film students were all involved in Darlington College’s end of year showcase event.

But the Level 3 Production Arts students were under even more pressure as the showstopper was also a live assignment, watched by examiners, forming part of their overall mark and counting towards their final grades.

The two-hour event staged in the college’s Central Point atrium was open to family, friends, potential students and local employers.

Production students organised the sound, lighting, staging and dance routines performed by Fracture Theatre Dance Group inspired by musicals including Shrek, We Will Rock You, Chicago, Hairspray and the Rocky Horror Show, while the show was captured on video by TV and film students.

BTEC Level 2 and 3 art and design students staged a catwalk display of clothes of their own design while the Glasshouse Restaurant became a gallery for the evening showcasing a diverse range of artwork.

Entertainment was also provided by singers Meg Tunstall, Helen Flemming and Natalie Skillcorn.

For BTEC Level 3 art and design student Ashleigh McGargle, 19, the event was a chance to show off her creative talents.

“I have really enjoyed developing my skills at Darlington College and didn’t think I would ever get to exhibit my work so the showcase has been great for me,” said the 19-year-old, of Darlington, who wants to be an interior designer and has secured a place at Teesside University to read surface design.

Her tutor Donna Slyfield added: “Ashleigh has been really committed, hard working and enthusiastic which comes through in her work.”

Communications manager Kath MacColl said: “The evening was a great success in highlighting the extent of rich talent and creativity that exists in Darlington. All the students have done incredibly well.”

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