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Graduate Actor Reaches for the Stars

It’s all-singing, all-dancing for Fife College graduate Michael Johnson, who is on track to achieve his dream goal of becoming a professional actor.
Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

​The 20 year old from Leslie has recently completed the HND Acting and Performance course at Fife College, where he was able to gain a good understanding of the industry and also develop the skills needed to participate in a range of productions, including a play performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Michael performed in ‘Snowflake’ as part of The Network, a recent partnership between the Scottish Drama Training Network (SDTN) and Pleasance Theatre, which aims to support performing arts graduates from colleges across Scotland, as they make the transition into industry. Michael was able to work closely with Mark Thomson, former Artistic Director of the Lyceum Theatre Company.

Michael is delighted to have made it to the finish line and that he was able to cross the stage with his classmates at his graduation ceremony, which took place at St Bryce Kirk at the beginning of November. Said Michael: “It feels amazing to have graduated with a HND in Acting and Performance. The last two years have been a great experience and I couldn’t thank my lecturers enough for all of their support.

“Obviously my highlight was being given the opportunity to work with Mark Thomson on an Edinburgh Festival Fringe production. The fact that some of the performances were sold out was just such a good feeling.”

Since graduating, Michael has gone on to further study at Fife College and is currently enrolled on the Diploma in Physical Theatre course which will enable him to progress with his studies and develop further skills before seeking employment.

Applications for courses starting in January 2018 at Fife College are open now. Visit the Fife College website for more information.

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