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Launch and Open Day for Bristol’s Specialist Location for Performance & Production Arts Courses

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is excited to announce the launch and Open Day of the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) - a creative hub for Bristol’s emerging talent, on Saturday 14th October 2017, 10:30-13:00 at the SGS WISE Campus BS34 8LP.

The event will enable SGS to introduce the Bristol Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) as part of SGS College.  BIPA will offer a new and dynamic range of Performing and Production Arts courses at Higher Education (University Level). 

SGS already has immense success in delivering high quality performing arts provision. Last year they achieved 100% student satisfaction, 100% pass rate for completing students, 80% of learners achieved a 2:1 or higher level degree, 95% student retention on Musical Theatre. Perhaps the greatest accolade is that 100% of students agree “they felt part of a community of staff and students” (National Student Survey).  In the 16/17 academic year, students had the privilege to tour performances in London, regional theatres and the Netherlands as part of their studies.

SGS College and The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts have invested heavily to ensure the longevity of the student, brand and academic success.  The Institute is home to over 30 full scale productions annually in either the Olympus or Studio 22 Theatres (250 & 90 seats).  Facilities include 9 Studios, Gym, TV Studio, Theatrical Workshop and a Costume & Scenic Design Store which holds over a 1,000 items. 

The Launch and Open Day is a community opportunity to explore the facilities, meet the lecturers, observe or participate in workshops, watch performances and meet past and present students whilst experiencing the hustle and bustle of the Creative Institute. 

"Being a part of The Bristol Institute of Performing Arts – BIPA.  You feel part of an exciting community of performers and artists who share your passion.  We are proud to be the premier location for Performing Arts in the South West.” - Steve Titchmarsh, Head of Bristol Institute of Performing Arts.