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A 2017 Year 12 student, THOMAS LOVELUCK, has won a place at NIDA, Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Tom played the lead male role, Danny, in this year’s musical production, Grease (pictured left), and had a principal role in last year’s production, Footloose.  He will study acting in 2018.

Tom was also a College Captain at the Hobart Campus.

Drama and Theatre Performance teacher Ms Sophie Hope in announcing the news to the GYC community said,

“This is such a exceptional achievement, considering the amount of ‘auditionees’ and the small and selective intake every year.

“Tom has contributed so much to College life over the past two years and as a Hobart College Captain and a lead in our school musical Grease this year, Tom has undoubtedly made an impact at GYC. 

“He is a fine young man with an immense amount of talent and his energy, positivity and dedication is unwavering.  I’m sure you all agree that he has that special spark that will take him places, and that it already has!”

GYC’s first NIDA graduate, TOBY MOORE, is carving out a successful acting career in the United States.

Meanwhile,  ALEX DONNELLY, the male lead of the GYC annual musicals in 2014, The Addams Family and 2016, The Music Man, has just completed a very successful second year in Theatre Practice at the Victorian College of the Arts.  Alex, who was a GYC Hobart College Captain in 2015, is loving his study and living in Melbourne.

Other recent GYC Arts accolades: 

Year 12 student Liam Meagher wrote, produced and directed the film, Daydreamer, for Media Production and received top marks from the external examining panel.

A body of work by a Guilford Young College Year 11 student Ned Daniels has been judged the best in Tasmania.  (details)

A Year 11 Art Production student Harry Blizzard has won a scholarship to attend a summer art school in Canberra.  (details)