Support for Students

We’re here to support you with your professional practice and creative career, during your studies and beyond.

Take a look below to engage with some of the resources and support on offer to LSCA students and recent graduates…

Professional Practice Clinic: 

Are you applying for a festival, arts funding or a residency? Creating a press release or marketing pack? Looking to expand your professional network, or just get some advice on next steps? The LSCA Professional Practice Clinic offers friendly, bespoke advice and professional practice support for individual student artists, companies, groups, and collectives across all our disciplines.

Book an appointment by emailing LSCA Creative Engagement Producer, Rachel Baynton.

Dance Qualifications – IDTA Dance Teacher Training

Here at LSCA we offer our undergraduate dance students the chance to study for a Level 4 Diploma in Dance Teaching through the International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA). This is an optional extra open to those with an interest in teaching and leading. We currently have students undertaking training in a range of genres, including Modern Jazz, Ballet, and Tap.

The final teaching examination takes place in the summer of level 3 and equips our students to enter the performing arts industry with their BA (Hons) Degree and a Level 4 Teaching Qualification.

LSCA Industry Speaker Series:

Professional artists, creatives, makers, producers, and cultural leaders, from across the sector, share their experiences of working in the arts today. Our invited speakers discuss how they got started, the journeys their creative careers have taken them on, and offer insights and tips to working professionally in the arts and cultural industries.

This series is useful to anyone considering a creative career, whether as a professional artist/performer/maker, or in a strategic industry role, championing and driving the arts and creative sector.

Previous guests have included: Ben Anderson, Creative Producer – In Good Company  | Andrew Westerside, Co-Artistic Director – Proto–type Theater | Sonia Watson-Fowler, Lead Consultant – Inclusive Communication Consultancy | Toby Ealden, Artistic Director – Zest Theatre / Creative Director – Lost Village Festival | Zoë Jeyes, Deputy MD – Kings Place / Founder – The London Podcast Festival | Hannah Stone, Co–artistic Director – The Gramophones / Programmer & Producer – The Party Somewhere Else | Emily Coleman, Independent Producer – Spymonkey.

LSCA Careers, Employability, & Alumni Lead

We have a dedicated lead to support our students and alumni. We’d also love to hear from our alumni about where your time at LSCA has led. Get in touch with CEA Lead Kat Hendy or join our Alumni Facebook Page.

Alumni can also join the Lincoln Connect community to make professional connections, mentor current students, and reconnect with friends and colleagues from UoL’s global online community.

UoL Careers & Employability

The Careers & Employability team are made up of qualified professional, friendly and approachable staff here to support and guide you. You can see there full range of services and workshops here, or get in touch with Senior Careers & Employability Advisor, Helen McCarron.

The Lincoln Award

The Lincoln Award is designed to support, enhance and recognise your extracurricular activity. It can help you to develop and learn how to demonstrate their employability skills,  reflect on your experiences, and be confident communicating your skills to any employer. Find out more.