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Acting: Play

Summer School for Adults

Introduction

During this six-day summer school, you will have the opportunity to take part in the intensive casting, rehearsing and performance of a contemporary British play in one of the Royal Conservatoire’s professional venues.

The course is suitable for aspiring actors who wish to develop performance skills and build on previous experience.

The course is taught by an experienced theatre director and students will benefit from participating in a simulated professional rehearsal and production process. Workshops will explore techniques which can enhance character development and story-telling, and students will become acquainted with the essentials of textual analysis.

The course is practical, rigorous and aims to challenge participants technically and creatively. It aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment for ambitious actors to increase their performance experience.

By the end of the courses students should have:

  • strengthened their acting skills, in particular voice and character development
  • experienced a professional approach to casting and rehearsing
  • participated in skill-based masterclasses
  • worked towards a finished production as an acting ensemble

The final performance will take place on the last day of the course.

The deadline for booking this course is Monday 25 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

During this six-day summer school, you will have the opportunity to take part in the intensive casting, rehearsing and performance of a contemporary British play in one of the Royal Conservatoire’s professional venues.

The course is suitable for aspiring actors who wish to develop performance skills and build on previous experience.

The course is taught by an experienced theatre director and students will benefit from participating in a simulated professional rehearsal and production process. Workshops will explore techniques which can enhance character development and story-telling, and students will become acquainted with the essentials of textual analysis.

The course is practical, rigorous and aims to challenge participants technically and creatively. It aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment for ambitious actors to increase their performance experience.

By the end of the courses students should have:

  • strengthened their acting skills, in particular voice and character development
  • experienced a professional approach to casting and rehearsing
  • participated in skill-based masterclasses
  • worked towards a finished production as an acting ensemble

The final performance will take place on the last day of the course.

The deadline for booking this course is Monday 25 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

This is an open access course which is suitable for anyone over 16 who is interested in taking part in an intensive rehearsal and performance experience, however previous acting experience is recommended to get the most out of the teaching.

The course is designed so that motivated students will benefit from the study, and the tutors are experienced in teaching across all levels of skill and experience.

Students should be open, honest, generous, respectful, willing to take risks, hard-working and happy to participate in new challenges. The course would particularly benefit people wishing to:

  • build on or refresh previous acting experience
  • explore this as a pathway towards or as an alternative to full-time training
  • investigate the possibilities of pursuing a career in acting

Preparing for your course

Before you arrive

Students will be informed of the chosen play for the course approximately one month before the start date. Students are required to buy their own copy of this text and ensure they are familiar with the play before attending.

While attending

During the course students should dress appropriately in loose and comfortable clothing and be prepared to work without shoes if required. We also ask that students to bring rehearsal clothes to the summer school, i.e. clothes that are dark and neutral. Students should bring water as workshop activities in this course will be physical. Students should also bring a pad and pen to make notes during classes.

 

At a glance...

Acting: Play 20180804 Application Deadline: 20180625

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.