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Acting (for ages 12-14)

Summer School for Young People

Introduction

This five-day summer school is an introduction to the basic principles of acting and the skills and qualities required of an actor when performing on stage.

Throughout the course you will explore and discover the tools essential 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.

This course is aimed at young people aged 12-14 who are interested in exploring acting in a fun, 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 acting techniques in relation to contemporary text
  • investigated characterisation through voice, movement and improvisation
  • taken part is discussion and research activities in relation to text
  • worked collaboratively with the group in creating an ensemble
  • worked with the tutors and group to create an original piece of performance for family and friends

Working with the course leader, you will take part in discussions, research, script analysis and technical skill work in order to create and develop your characterisation.

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 is an introduction to the basic principles of acting and the skills and qualities required of an actor when performing on stage.

Throughout the course you will explore and discover the tools essential 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.

This course is aimed at young people aged 12-14 who are interested in exploring acting in a fun, 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 acting techniques in relation to contemporary text
  • investigated characterisation through voice, movement and improvisation
  • taken part is discussion and research activities in relation to text
  • worked collaboratively with the group in creating an ensemble
  • worked with the tutors and group to create an original piece of performance for family and friends

Working with the course leader, you will take part in discussions, research, script analysis and technical skill work in order to create and develop your characterisation.

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.



Entry requirements

This is an open access course and previous acting experience is not essential. Please come along willing to work collaboratively, try new things and challenge yourself.

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.

At a glance...

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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.