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OCN Accredited Arts Training

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The Playhouse was the first Art Centre in Northern Ireland to gain Open College Network (OCN) accredited centre status in 1997, and each year we help more than 500 people achieve OCN qualifications in the arts. Our training emphasises a practical, hands on style of learning, and is suitable for all abilities from those with no qualifications to University graduates. We have worked with long term unemployed, prisoners, lone parents, young people at risk, homeless, people with literacy deficit and disabled people.

Accredited Evening Classes with The Playhouse

What gets your creative juices flowing?

Get creative, have fun, learn a new skill.. and gain an Open College Network (OCN) qualification!

The Playhouse announces several Adult Night Classes in partnership with the North West Regional College

OCN Level 2 Practical Ceramic Skills

Develop your creative talents in a three dimensional form! We'll take you through the various processes of ceramics and pottery, beginning with the design process.
Wednesdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 3/2/16 and ending on 6/4/16.


OCN Level 1 Photography

We'll show you how to get the best out of your camera and take pictures to be proud of!
Wednesdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 24/2/16 and ending on 27/4/16.

OCN Level 2 Performance Realisation Skills

Have you dabbled in stagecraft and performance? Don't know where to go next? Develop your performing arts skills and confidence with this hands on and fun course!
Thursdays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 28/1/16 and ending on 31/3/16.


OCN Level 1 Creative Writing

Creative writing course for beginners with lots of skills development, support and feedback. Kickstart your creative life in words!
MOndays 6-9pm for 10 weeks starting 1/2/16 and ending on 4/4/16.

Cost: £45(concessionary) £60 (full price) The cost includes registration fees for Open College Network to obtain qualification. For further information please contact The Playhouse on 02871 268027 or email siuan@derryplayhouse.co.uk. Or download an Enrolment Form here.


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