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*For a September 2018 start please ensure applications are in before the end of December 2017. Once we receive your application you will automatically be invited to our 2 Day Entry Workshop on: 26 & 27 January 2018 (you will need to attend both days)*

Welcome to the home of The Somerset Performing Arts Centre for Education (The SPACE)

This world-class, complete Theatre Training for 16-19 year olds, which opened in 2009, brings a unique opportunity to young people in the South West and is based in a purpose built £2.4 million Performing Arts complex on the site of Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre and Heathfield Community School.

Heathfield Community School is a nationally recognised pioneer in innovation and training in the performing arts and is proud to offer this exciting and unique post-16 opportunity.

The students enrolling at The SPACE gain a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Performing Arts which is equivalent to 3 A-Levels enabling them to continue their education at University, Dance or Drama School, or access an apprenticeship and go directly into employment.

At The SPACE, individual creativity, skill and talent will be harnessed and developed through exciting real–life projects where students are facilitated by a dedicated top class staff team solely focused on the post-16 students.

The SPACE, sited next to Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, is a visionary 21st Century complex equipped to the highest specification, including an 80 seat theatre, high-tech drama and dance studios and an Apple-Mac design suite.

The following pages explore the course in more detail including information about the qualification, the enrolment process and what our students say about us!