RNC join forces with UCAN

One of the representatives from UCAN delivers a workshop at RNC; she is standing in the middle of her room with her hands above her head demonstrating an Indian dance. RNC student Jess is standing in front of her, with her head tilted to one side, copying the dance with her arms.

RNC is delighted to be forming a new partnership with UCAN, an award winning arts organisation for visually impaired young people. Over the last ten years UCAN has built an international reputation for innovation, best practice and the quality of their productions. We are delighted that they have agreed to become part of the delivery team for our Performing Arts course.


Paul Read, Manager of the Chapel Arts Centre at RNC, explained: ‘This is a fantastic partnership which will bring huge benefits to our students. Our courses, delivered in a working arts centre environment, are delivered by practitioners in the field as well as teachers. This means students get involved in more realistic activities and have more realistic expectations of what will be required from them in a job.


‘Studying Performing Arts at RNC is not just about theory and qualifications; it is about actually doing the job and leaving with credits on your CV.


‘We have seen what UCAN can do and have been absolutely knocked out by the quality of their performances and the standards they work to. This is exactly what we want for our students and is going to lead to a uniquely exciting course.’


Jane Latham, Co-Founder and Development Director of UCAN, said: ‘We are all very excited about this new partnership. We have been great admirers of RNC for a number of years and we jumped at the chance of working together. The facilities at the College are fantastic and we are looking forward to meeting the students in September.’


Study Performing Arts Practice at RNC!

More information on the UCAN partnership and the courses available through the Chapel will be available in our new prospectus, which will be available late September, or by contacting us at info@rnc.ac.uk or 01432 376 621.


Visit the Chapel website for more information; www.thechapelarts.org.uk/


Article written by Lucy Proctor, Communications Director at RNC


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