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Acting (for ages 15-17)

Summer school for Young People

Introduction

This five-day summer school explores the fundamental principles of acting and the skills and qualities required of an actor when performing on stage.

It focuses on detailed character research and development as key processes to make a believable, engaging and well rounded performance.

During the course you will work with an experienced teaching artist to create an original piece of text-based theatre. Exploring various acting techniques such as character development, improvisation, voice and movement, you will develop your own acting skills whilst working as an ensemble with other participants.

Detailed textual analysis will provide you with information and ideas for creating your own interpretation of both well- known and lesser-known characters. You will be expected to undertake some self- directed study and rehearsal as part of the course, which aims to develop your ability to work autonomously.

This course is aimed at young people aged 15 – 17 who are interested in exploring acting in a challenging and supportive environment. It is also suitable for students who may wish to pursue further study in acting in future years.

By the end of this course, students should have:

  • explored the use of the spoken word in a variety of texts
  • investigated characterisation in great depth
  • developed and refined textual analysis and performance skills
  • worked independently and collaboratively using intensive acting exercises
  • worked as part of a company to create an original performance piece for family and friends

The week will consist of workshops and a rehearsal process which culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family in a Royal Conservatoire performance venue.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 15 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This five-day summer school explores the fundamental principles of acting and the skills and qualities required of an actor when performing on stage.

It focuses on detailed character research and development as key processes to make a believable, engaging and well rounded performance.

During the course you will work with an experienced teaching artist to create an original piece of text-based theatre. Exploring various acting techniques such as character development, improvisation, voice and movement, you will develop your own acting skills whilst working as an ensemble with other participants.

Detailed textual analysis will provide you with information and ideas for creating your own interpretation of both well- known and lesser-known characters. You will be expected to undertake some self- directed study and rehearsal as part of the course, which aims to develop your ability to work autonomously.

This course is aimed at young people aged 15 – 17 who are interested in exploring acting in a challenging and supportive environment. It is also suitable for students who may wish to pursue further study in acting in future years.

By the end of this course, students should have:

  • explored the use of the spoken word in a variety of texts
  • investigated characterisation in great depth
  • developed and refined textual analysis and performance skills
  • worked independently and collaboratively using intensive acting exercises
  • worked as part of a company to create an original performance piece for family and friends

The week will consist of workshops and a rehearsal process which culminates in an informal sharing for friends and family in a Royal Conservatoire performance venue.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 15 June 2018 at 12pm.

Financial support



Agnes Allan Bursary

Agnes Allan was a teacher, passionate about inclusion, and this bursary scheme exists to offer support to students to participate in the performing or production arts.

The Agnes Allan Bursary provides some support to students who may require financial assistance to take part in a short course in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Anyone who wishes to take part in our Lifelong Learning courses and faces a financial barrier can apply for bursary support to help meet the cost of tuition fees.

More information about the Agnes Allan Bursary.

 





James McAvoy Drama Scholarships

Bafta-winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy is committed to nurturing the creative potential of young Scots who experience barriers to access and participate in drama at RCS Lifelong Learning.

James is a graduate of the BA Acting programme at RCS and Patron of the Junior Conservatoire of Drama. The Glasgow-born actor has funded the new James McAvoy Drama Scholarships to enable young people to experience the world-class drama training at RCS as he did.

The scholarship aims to support applicants who would otherwise find meeting the cost of tuition fees at RCS a barrier to accessing pre-Higher Education drama training at the Royal Conservatoire.

More information about the James McAvoy Drama Scholarship.



Staying in Glasgow

Many of our students travel from across the world to join us for an open day, study on a short course or attend a summer school at the Royal Conservatoire.

Residential accommodation for summer school students travelling within the UK or from overseas is available at Liberty House. This is the student accommodation that our full-time students use during term time. Please note that this accommodation is only for students aged 16+.

The modern, self-contained flats are located in the city centre of Glasgow, just ten minutes walk from the Royal Conservatoire. They consist of single en-suite units and have a communal kitchen that you can use to store and prepare food during your stay. You can find more information on their website.

For 2017 summer school students, the prices start at £139.50 for 7 nights (excluding bedding pack). Kitchen packs/items are included as standard for Summer School students. Bedding packs are not provided in the bedrooms, but can be purchased from Liberty House for £30 on application.

Places are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

If you have any access requirements, Liberty Living are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements to ensure they suit you.

The Conservatoire is not able to make reservations on your behalf. Please contact Liberty Living with any queries on +44 (0)141 248 9949 or libertyhouse-glasgow@libertyliving.co.uk.

If you are having trouble finding accommodation, please contact us directly and we will aim to help you find somewhere to stay.

If you would prefer to stay in hostel, B&B or hotel, click see our list of short term accommodation in Glasgow for a list of alternative accommodation or you can see the Visit Scotland website.

 

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course and no previous drama experience is necessary.

Students should come to the course expecting to work hard, be challenged and enjoy contributing to the creative process.

Preparing for your course

Students should dress in comfortable clothing and be willing to work barefoot if required.

Students should bring a bottle of water, as the course will include physical activities.

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Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers for our Lifelong Learning courses, take a look!

To receive the promotional offer code, contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk before booking a course.