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Acting: Radio and Voiceover Technique

Summer school for adults

Introduction

This intensive five-day summer school offers an opportunity for students to experience all aspects of radio and voiceover work in a conservatoire setting.

Throughout the course you will have access to professional equipment and studios. You will be tutored by one of Scotland’s most prolific voice artists, and gain insight into the industry.

This summer school is particularly suited to students who are seeking a professional training experience or who are thinking about acting, radio or voiceover as career options. It may also be of particular interest to theatre professionals who wish to develop and adapt their skills and gain an insight into radio and voiceover work.

This course is suitable for training, professional and amateur actors who want to:

  • develop an understanding of the essential aspects of acting for radio and voiceovers
  • work on vocal techniques through workshops in a professional studio
  • record a variety of pieces from adverts to trails
  • take part in a radio drama workshop and have the opportunity to record one
  • gain an understanding of the business and discover how you might find work

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 13th July 2018 at 12pm.

 

Introduction

This intensive five-day summer school offers an opportunity for students to experience all aspects of radio and voiceover work in a conservatoire setting.

Throughout the course you will have access to professional equipment and studios. You will be tutored by one of Scotland’s most prolific voice artists, and gain insight into the industry.

This summer school is particularly suited to students who are seeking a professional training experience or who are thinking about acting, radio or voiceover as career options. It may also be of particular interest to theatre professionals who wish to develop and adapt their skills and gain an insight into radio and voiceover work.

This course is suitable for training, professional and amateur actors who want to:

  • develop an understanding of the essential aspects of acting for radio and voiceovers
  • work on vocal techniques through workshops in a professional studio
  • record a variety of pieces from adverts to trails
  • take part in a radio drama workshop and have the opportunity to record one
  • gain an understanding of the business and discover how you might find work

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 13th July 2018 at 12pm.

 

Course outline

During this summer school, students will learn, explore and develop new voice and acting skills through a variety of practical workshops and exercises. The aim of the course is to familiarise students with recording material for radio and voiceovers.

Each morning will begin with a physical and vocal warm-up that will lead directly into the day’s skills workshop. Workshops throughout the week will include:

  • vocal skills and techniques required for radio and audio work
  • sight reading and script analysis
  • radio drama
  • technical and studio hints and tips, including microphone work

Specific sessions will also be set aside to introduce the work of the Conservatoire’s renowned Centre for Voice and to learn about running your own voiceover business.

A full day of the course will focus specifically on the intricacies of radio work and recording a radio drama. This course is unique in that you will gain experience of the technical side of recording alongside the actor’s role in the process.

During the course you will work in a state of the art, fully-equipped sound studio and record and analyse your own work. The content to be recorded will range from trails and adverts to narration and radio drama. This will allow you to gain a fully rounded experience of all aspects of the art form.

Throughout the week you will work with professionals who can provide a unique insight into the business. You will learn how to develop new and relevant skills, whilst also gaining essential hints and tips of how to break into the industry.

This summer school will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which all students can explore and learn together. Self-directed study will be an expectation of your evenings. Commitment, focus, energy and professionalism will be expected at all times by the teaching team.

You will be provided with recorded examples of your coursework after the summer school has concluded.

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.





Drama at 60 Scholarship

The Drama at 60 Scholarship supports talented performers and producers of theatre, film and television gain essential skills and experience as they work towards formal training.

This scholarship offers up to three promising theatre or screen practitioners up to £1,000 to invest in a range of training activities at the Royal Conservatoire. The focus in 2016/17 will be on digital creativity as part of our New Digital Creatives scheme.

The deadline for applications for Drama at 60 Scholarships for 2017/18 is Tuesday 30 June 2017.

Before applying please read the Drama at 60 Scholarship Guidelines 2016.

To apply please send your CV, a short biography, a one-page application statement and a letter of recommendation to lifelong@rcs.ac.uk



Entry requirements

This is an open access course for anyone regardless of prior radio or voiceover experience.

The course is designed so that motivated students will benefit from the study, and our 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 prepared to try new things.

The course would particularly benefit people wishing to:

  • develop and adapt their existing acting skills and gain an insight into voiceover work
  • investigate the possibilities of pursuing a career in acting

Preparing for your course

Before You Arrive

We are looking to work with students who can demonstrate openness, generosity of spirit and a respectful attitude.

Due to the intensive nature of the summer school, students should be hard-working, willing to try new things and good at working as part of a team.

While attending

For the workshop programme, students should dress appropriately in loose and comfortable clothing.

Students should bring water.

Students should also bring a pad and pen to make notes during classes. At the end of the course you will have recordings to take away with you, please bring a USB pen drive with you.

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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.