UAL Extended Diploma in Acting for Stage & Screen programme welcomes Gavin Bell
Our UAL Extended Diploma in Acting for Stage & Screen programme welcomes Gavin Bell as our new course lecturer! Drawing on his lengthy professional experience as a working actor, performer and producer he brings his knowledge of the demands of the creative industries into the learning environment, to the benefit for our new college-level performance students. Lead by Gavin students will learn needed professionalism skills, from developing relationships with agents to preparing for auditions, meeting casting directors, taking direction on set and more.
Gavin has had a diverse and successful career, after graduating with a first class degree in performance, Gavin secured acting roles in theatre and television productions, even seeing his work on a role for the BBC nominated for a National Soap Award. Alongside acting Gavin also composes and performs music for film and TV, including commercials and trailers, as part of a production music writing team with clients including Lionsgate Films and Channel 4.
As an original songwriter and band member Gavin has performed at music festivals such as Boardmasters, an annual event that combines live music, surfing and skateboarding competitions in Newquay with airplay on 6 Music and Radio X. Working across disciplines he has most recently inspired a ‘gig theatre’ project of live storytelling combined with original and existing songs with a scratch event planned to road test ideas, involving students to support their performance and production opportunities.
Speaking of joining the school “I’m really excited to be back in the north east working with a great team here at NSA. There are so many opportunities for the students to collaborate on practical projects, developing their core skills in acting for stage and screen whilst growing their own network. Guest speakers and practitioners from the region can really help to connect our actors to what we believe is becoming one of the UK’s leading film and TV production hubs”
The UAL Extended Diploma in Acting for Stage & Screen is a new addition to the schools portfolio which is a unique college-level diploma and a perfect stepping stone to our award winning BA Acting for Stage and Screen degree programme located at our Hartlepool campus, neighbour to The Northern Studios – the only large-scale commercial television and film studio facility in North East England.