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Drama for ages 5 - 7 (Saturdays)

Weekly course for children

Introduction

This course is now accepting bookings to start at the beginning of term 2 in January 2018.

Drama for ages 5 – 7 is a fun and energetic class which explores lots of different types of drama. It is taught using a set curriculum to ensure that we cover a wide range of skills and techniques.

Each term our students go on a creative journey guided by the class tutor based on a theme or idea which is explored using games, practical drama activities and discussion. The aim is that the young people not only develop creative skills but also undertake personal and social learning related to their interests and understanding of the world.

The students’ creativity and imagination is central to the experience we provide for this age group. We also focus on the development of new skills. In the primary classes these include voice, movement and dance, improvisation, storytelling and creating characters.

During the year, our primary students have opportunities to work towards short performances for both their peer group and also for an invited audience of family and friends. These aim to provide a chance for the young people to experience the devising, rehearsing and performance of theatre.

Throughout all our primary drama activities we find opportunities for discussion and feedback. We aim to deepen learning through reflecting on experiences and opinions.

Most of all, we want the young people attending our primary classes to enjoy their time with us and thrive in the supportive environment that we provide.

For those with hopes and aspirations to be involved in the creative industries in the future, our classes provide a fantastic grounding in the key skills required for further training at a later stage.

 

Introduction

This course is now accepting bookings to start at the beginning of term 2 in January 2018.

Drama for ages 5 – 7 is a fun and energetic class which explores lots of different types of drama. It is taught using a set curriculum to ensure that we cover a wide range of skills and techniques.

Each term our students go on a creative journey guided by the class tutor based on a theme or idea which is explored using games, practical drama activities and discussion. The aim is that the young people not only develop creative skills but also undertake personal and social learning related to their interests and understanding of the world.

The students’ creativity and imagination is central to the experience we provide for this age group. We also focus on the development of new skills. In the primary classes these include voice, movement and dance, improvisation, storytelling and creating characters.

During the year, our primary students have opportunities to work towards short performances for both their peer group and also for an invited audience of family and friends. These aim to provide a chance for the young people to experience the devising, rehearsing and performance of theatre.

Throughout all our primary drama activities we find opportunities for discussion and feedback. We aim to deepen learning through reflecting on experiences and opinions.

Most of all, we want the young people attending our primary classes to enjoy their time with us and thrive in the supportive environment that we provide.

For those with hopes and aspirations to be involved in the creative industries in the future, our classes provide a fantastic grounding in the key skills required for further training at a later stage.

 

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.

Applications are now closed for the Agnes Allan bursary.

If you have any questions about the application process please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you. You can also download a FAQs document here: Agnes Allan Bursary FAQs





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.

The application criteria is as follows:

  • The applicant must be applying for a drama short course at RCS. These courses can be found on the website and can include weekly classes for young people, drama credit rated short courses, drama specialist intensive weekends, summer schools and new company or blended learning experiences. It does not include any course where the subject specialism is dance, music, production or screen. If you would like to clarify whether the course you are interested in is eligible, please contact Lifelong Learning using our contact details below.
  • The applicant must be aged 25 or under at the time of application, and must be able to provide proof of this status.
  • The applicant must be resident in Scotland at the point of application, and must be able to provide proof of this status.

How to apply for support from the James McAvoy Drama Scholarships:

  • All applications should be made online. Please click on the link to apply.
  • Your application must be submitted before you apply for a Lifelong Learning course.
  • You will be asked to provide supporting documents with your application. These must be submitted within five working days of your application being received.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions about the application process, or require support in accessing our application form in an alternative or accessible format, please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Our Frequently Asked Questions for the scholarships can be downloaded here: James McAvoy Drama Scholarships FAQs

Exclusions:

  • The scholarship is intended to meet the cost of tuition fees only at RCS. The costs of travel, subsistence or accommodation are not eligible.
  • There is no restriction on the number of times you are able to apply providing the course applied for is different each time and funds permitting.

The James McAvoy Drama Scholarship has been established to help young Scots who live in challenged communities or circumstances to participate in the drama learning and teaching at RCS.

However, RCS Juniors and Lifelong Learning also benefits from the Agnes Allen Bursary scheme, which exists to support other young people and adult learners who might find affording tuition fees a barrier to participation.

Applicants to the Agnes Allen Bursary scheme can be at any age or stage in their development, from anywhere in the world and their interests can be in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

We accept applications all year round and you can find out more about the Agnes Allen Bursary here.





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

There are no entry requirements for this open access course. Children do not need to have any prior experience of drama.

Participants should come to the course expecting to attend regularly, work hard, be challenged and have lots of fun working with other young people of the same age.

Preparing for your course

No previous drama experience is required for these classes but enthusiasm, energy and an interest in trying new things is essential.

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

The Conservatoire’s cafe will be open during these classes, though students are encouraged to bring snacks and water with them.

We request that no valuable belongings are brought to the classes and mobile phones are switched off except during breaks.

Short course feedback

“My daughter joined the classes in Primary 1 and she was shy and evasive; she is now bright and confident and she simply adores coming to drama at the weekend. She is already looking forward to next term!”

Parent of a Primary student, April 2013

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

Tuition fee for the whole year is £400, which can be paid in instalments.

Term 1: 2 September –16 December 2017 (excluding 14 and 21 October)

Term 2: 13 January – 24 March 2018 (excluding 10 February)

Term 3: 21 April – 16 June 2018 (excluding 26 May)

Offers

Promotional Offers

We offer a selection of promotional offers from 25% off the overall tuition cost for current undergraduate/postgraduate students and staff, to 10% off when two summer schools are booked at the same time.

View a full list of promotional offers here. Contact lifelong@rcs.ac.uk to request your code prior to booking a course.

Who is this course for?

The course is for any 5 – 7 year old with an interest in drama and in making new friends.

Further training

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