Here, at Brighton College Al Ain, the Arts are seen as a central part of our education and extra-curricular activities. We understand and support that the Arts enhance pupils' artistic and creative abilities and gives them a better understanding of themselves and their world. Being involved in the Arts at Brighton College is considered as an example of great dedication and nurtures the creativity, leadership and compassion of each participating pupil. Staff find that the involvement in the Arts invigorates and complements the academic life of the College.
Each Arts Department has its own particular prominence within the College but they work closely together, collaborating and committing to Senior School events and performances. We strongly believe that the Arts foster self-discipline, confidence and team work and develops skills in interpreting, researching, negotiating, problem solving and decision making, which we, as the Creative Arts Department, believe to shine through our own collaboration and share of responsibilities; which we intend to instil in all of our pupils involved within our Departments. Our Arts calendar is full of a range of music, art and drama events in which pupils may participate in. This includes Tunes@Teatime, Art Exhibitions, the annual Winter Concert in December and the Senior School show in March, and the Summer Concert in July.
Our pupils' drama skills are developed outside of the classroom through a range of drama clubs, plays, musicals and other productions. These provide them with invaluable experiences of working on a College production, not only as actors but also as costume designers, directors, producers and lighting and sound technicians.
With large audiences, a big cast and an extensive programme of rehearsals, a Brighton College production serves as the focal point for performance, design and technical endeavour. We are fortunate to have our own 450-seat College Theatre, a state-of-the-art auditorium that allows our pupils to act, direct and produce in the highest quality facility of its kind in the region.Read Less
LAMDA exams are designed to develop your life skills, such as clear communication, self- confidence and teamwork, through the creative platforms of drama and literature.
All our exams offer you opportunity to improve self-expression, strengthen memory and, most importantly, have fun. Level Three qualifications (Grades 6 and up) are included in the UCAS Tariff. This means that if you pass those exams you can claim points to help you with university entry in the UK.
Speaking in Public
Speaking in Public exams prepares our learners for a task that daunts so many people. Learners write their own speeches, researching the topics, creating visual aids and presenting them from memory (although they can use notecards, if they prefer). As they progress through the grades they will develop the ability to speak clearly and project their voice for an audience. They’ll discover the techniques they require to engage an audience and to structure their speech effectively. Learners will also be asked to create an impromptu speech with minimal preparation.
Our Acting Exam learners develop their vocal, physical and interpretive skills while they delve into characters and explore the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of their chosen scenes, they also gain an understanding of the context and characters within them.
Working through the grades takes our learners through the development of clear speaking and character portrayal to an understanding of a playwright’s style, the influence of theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski and a sensitive appreciation of subtext.
The artwork of Brighton pupils is displayed across the College and shines a light on the high standard of creativity and skill that we develop and encourage. Facilities for painting, photography, pottery and printmaking are open to all through drop-in lunchtime and after-College clubs, and regular trips to art exhibits enable pupils to view traditional, modern and contemporary art at close quarters.
An annual Art Exhibition showcases the impressive work of our pupils and a number have enjoyed outstanding success in regional art competitions. Some of our finest artists are already demonstrating the potential to take Art and Design foundation courses at top art schools and to study Fine Art, Design or Architecture to degree level and beyond.Read Less
Music is an integral part of life at Brighton, with a staff of talented academic and peripatetic staff and superb facilities for ensemble and individual performance, as well as fully-equipped classrooms, a music technology suite, rehearsal rooms and an extensive music listening library.
Over a third of our pupils now learn at least one musical instrument and a comprehensive tuition programme is open to all.
A typical week in the Music School includes rehearsals by a wide range of ensembles, including, the College Choir and the Senior School bands. Brighton pupils perform in the community at many different events across the city.Read Less