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Offer Accepted to Study at Esteemed Drama School

22nd February 24

It is with immense pride that I extend my congratulations to Matin on his outstanding achievement. I am thrilled to inform you that Matin has been offered and has graciously accepted a place at the esteemed Drama School East 15.

East 15 boasts a distinguished lineage of alumni, including prominent figures featured in acclaimed TV productions such as “Sex Education” and “Doctor Who” along with industry luminaries like Clint Dyer, the Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre, and BAFTA winner Melissa Johns, which promises an enriching educational experience.

Matin’s journey so far exemplifies his unwavering commitment to excellence. Throughout his time in the Drama course, he has consistently demonstrated dedication and passion, evidenced by his exemplary performance and scholarly pursuits. His proactive approach to learning, characterised by extensive reading and exploration of various theatrical practitioners and techniques, reflects his engagement with the subject. He is always displays calm, kindness, kinship, love to his peers both in and outside of the classroom.

Undoubtedly, Matin has encountered challenges along the way with a few trips and falls, as is inherent in any academic pursuit. Yet, his resilience and positive outlook have been instrumental in overcoming obstacles and emerging stronger from setbacks as he comes back swinging, there’s a difference between fear and losing your nerve. Even during the rigorous audition process, Matin’s spirit and charisma radiated brightly, leaving a lasting impression on all who encountered him.

As Matin embarks on this exciting new chapter at East 15, I have every confidence that he will continue to flourish and leave an indelible mark on the theatrical landscape. His talent, coupled with his unwavering determination, bodes well for a future filled with remarkable achievements and memorable performances.

When speaking to Matin about his application process, he has the following advice:

When applying to drama universities, you will try to fit into a norm that you think they expect. But once you go through interviews and auditions, you will realise they want to see someone with all their quirks, talents and even flaws. It is about being yourself and having fun and not getting too disappointed by rejection. My teacher really helped me to build my confidence – hearing feedback from a teacher that you trust is very beneficial during this important time.”

Congratulations, Matin, on this well-deserved accomplishment. May your journey ahead be marked by continued success, creativity, and fulfilment. Your focus determines your reality, there’s no mystical field that controls your destiny.

Valentine Gale-Sides
Head of Drama