Nick secures New York scholarship

A Shrewsbury College star in the making has secured a prestigious scholarship to study at the New York Film Academy next year.

Performing Arts student Nick Salmon, 18, will study a one year Acting for Film course at the world-famous academy in Manhattan, where he will be involved in producing more than 40 different films.

“Acting is my passion – it’s what I’ve always wanted to do,” said Nick. “I hope the Academy will give me the opportunity to make it as an actor.  Everyone who works there has industry experience and they have guest speakers like Steven Spielberg, Sir Ben Kingsley and Jon Voight.”

Nick secured the talent-based scholarship following a gruelling audition process in London earlier this year. “My course at Shrewsbury College definitely helped me to prepare for the audition,” he explained. “I’ve learnt a range of specialist techniques that you need to know about in order to be an actor.”

Despite having never visited the cosmopolitan city, Nick is not nervous about the move. “I’m really excited and looking forward to gaining some independence,” he said.

The New York Film Academy is a unique educational institution, devoted to providing the most focused filmmaking, acting, and animation instruction in the world. Former students include daughter of Al Pacino, Julie Pacino, and Vibish Sivakumar, who starred in the Oscar winning film Life of Pi.

Fellow Shrewsbury College Performing Arts student Scott McKenzie, 19, has also bagged himself a scholarship across the pond at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.

For more information on the range of Performing Arts courses at Shrewsbury College, please click here.

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