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Acting: for Camera (for ages 13 - 17)

Summer School for Young People

Introduction

This intensive five-day summer school is designed for young people who have an interest in developing screen acting skills and techniques.

The course is led by both acting and film tutors who work in the film and television industry. It aims to provide a practical and immersive experience which allows students to develop their own style of acting. This summer school may be useful for those who wish to develop their skills and presence in front of the camera.

This course is suitable for young actors who wish to:

  • gain an understanding of the essential aspects of acting for camera
  • develop technical and creative performance skills
  • work as an actor within a professionally supported shoot explore scenes and monologues from variety of contrasting scripts
  • learn about the casting process for film and television

By the end of the process students will have at least two pieces of filmed performance that they can use for their own show reels and portfolios.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 29 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This intensive five-day summer school is designed for young people who have an interest in developing screen acting skills and techniques.

The course is led by both acting and film tutors who work in the film and television industry. It aims to provide a practical and immersive experience which allows students to develop their own style of acting. This summer school may be useful for those who wish to develop their skills and presence in front of the camera.

This course is suitable for young actors who wish to:

  • gain an understanding of the essential aspects of acting for camera
  • develop technical and creative performance skills
  • work as an actor within a professionally supported shoot explore scenes and monologues from variety of contrasting scripts
  • learn about the casting process for film and television

By the end of the process students will have at least two pieces of filmed performance that they can use for their own show reels and portfolios.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 29 June 2018 at 12pm.

Course outline

A wide variety of screen performance skills will be researched, explored and developed throughout the summer school. The course will focus on improving your technique and aims to help you progress to the next level of performance.

Over the first week of the course you will take part in practical workshops which examine the following areas:

  • how to analyse film and TV scripts and use information gathered to create characters
  • the key vocal and physical skills required when acting on screen
  • how to keep the inner life of the character fresh whilst dealing with the technical demands of acting with the camera
  • technical tips for coping with rehearsal and film shoots
  • film and TV jargon

Through exercises, reflection activities and discussion, you will explore how to connect to your emotional centre. This will help you to understand and develop the inner life of characters allowing you to play scenes realistically.

During the second week of this summer school, scenes and monologues will be selected for you to reflect your strengths.

The film shoots which take place during this week are designed to allow you to gain practical experience in front of the camera. You will be introduced to the technicalities of filming and increase your understanding of the actor’s role within the process.

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

This is an open access course which is suitable for all young people aged 13 – 17 regardless of previous acting experience.

Preparing for your course

Before You Arrive

Please prepare a short contemporary monologue from a film, TV show or a screenplay.

The piece should be no longer than two minutes in duration and the character should be close to you in terms of age and experience. Please rehearse the piece so that you are able to perform it without a script.

 

During the course

Students should dress appropriately in loose and comfortable clothing and be prepared to work without shoes if required.

You should bring water as workshop activities in this short course will be physical. Students should also bring a pad and pen to make notes during classes.

At a glance...

Acting: for Camera (for ages 13 – 17) 10am - 5pm 20180803 120 Application Deadline: 20180629

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.