Students Staff

Arts Education

Our post-16 programme is designed to challenge and equip learners with the knowledge and information they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond. It supports your students in their journey to higher education, providing them with a clearer understanding of university life whilst giving them tangible experience to reflect in their UCAS personal statements.

  • Young Reviewers

    Young Reviewers is an independent project designed for KS5 students interested in performance and journalism. Armed with a free ticket to a production/screening at the Lakeside theatre, students write a review, submit their work and will receive individual feedback from the department.

    We’ve designed a handy resource to help them understand the key points to look out for during a performance. We’ll showcase the best reviews on our Lakeside Theatre website.

    Share this opportunity with your students who simply need to download a Young Reviewers Pack (.pdf).

  • Masters Exhibition

    We offer bespoke visits to Art Exchange where students will experience a broad range of contemporary art. This can be supported by an academic lecture or hands-on workshop led by an experienced arts practitioner.

    During the spring term, the gallery hosts an exhibition curated by MA students who gather pieces from across the world in response to a theme. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to learn about our Curatorial Studies course and feel inspired to make the transition into HE themselves.

    • 22 May 2018
    • 30 May 2018
    • 6 June 2018

    Contact Kate at kbeckw@essex.ac.uk

  • STEAM Day

    The importance of inter-disciplinary learning has been celebrated at the University since its inception in 1964. Working in collaboration with our academic departments, Year 12 students will explore the similarities across the seemingly disparate STEAM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths).

    The day will offer the students the opportunity to hear from our leading academics and take part in interactive arts workshops.

    • 13 July 2018

    Contact Clare at cruffle@essex.ac.uk

    "The art history/maths lecture…gave the students a taste of what uni will be like. The workshops encouraged our pupils to challenge themselves and think outside of the box."
    Teacher

Contact us

To find out more about our programme please contact the Arts Education Team at artsed@essex.ac.uk