The X Factor University Course – Some Days You Wonder If It Is April Fool’s
Sure getting on a reality show can fast track your career, however I have always said it is no replacement for going to University, however now you can do both!
A university in the United Kingdom is now offering a The X Factor Preparation course and yes it is being called a quango course and so it should be, because there are better ways to spend taxpayers dollars.
The Independent reports:
X Factor wannabes will now be able to hone their audition material with the help of teachers and professors at a higher eduction institute.
Bishop Auckland College, County Durham will teach a 17-week X Factor Preparation course – which it claims is the first of its kind in this country.
The course, which costs £95, will take place every Monday and will be scheduled to finish just in time for the start of the ITV1 audition process. Students will receive technical tuition in singing and performing and coaching on how to project themselves confidently.
Mike Jinks, head of art, music and performing arts at Bishop Auckland College, said: “I wanted to run a course which prepared people for X Factor auditions and similar competitions across the country.”
“Many applicants have talent but need to work on key things such as their singing technique and confidence. People auditioning also need to know that the ones who succeed on X Factor don’t just walk in there blind. It’s not about just wandering in, singing a song and you’re famous,” he said.
“Most applicants have been doing the rounds for years working really hard – it’s very rare that you get a Susan Boyle character.
“The course is also about giving people real, transferable skills. The biggest thing they will get out of it is confidence, whether this is for a future singing audition or a job interview.”