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Early Years Drama for ages 3 - 4 (Saturdays)

Weekly course for children

Introduction

This course is also available on a Sunday

This weekly class for children aged 3 – 4 years old offers a welcoming and supportive space to learn, play and create. Led by an experienced tutor, participants will embark on fantastical make-believe adventures, learning drama skills and honing their powerful imaginations to create spectacular stories.

Through this course, children will:

  • Develop imaginative skills
  • Learn how to work as a group to make decisions and progress a narrative
  • Use drama skills to tell stories and create imagined worlds
  • Develop confidence to try out their ideas in a friendly and safe space
  • Engage in semi-structured play with an experienced facilitator

This class has a focus on playing ‘within’ a drama, rather than on performance to an audience. The focus on process, development and ‘play’ offers the optimum learning environment for young children.

 

 

 

Introduction

This course is also available on a Sunday

This weekly class for children aged 3 – 4 years old offers a welcoming and supportive space to learn, play and create. Led by an experienced tutor, participants will embark on fantastical make-believe adventures, learning drama skills and honing their powerful imaginations to create spectacular stories.

Through this course, children will:

  • Develop imaginative skills
  • Learn how to work as a group to make decisions and progress a narrative
  • Use drama skills to tell stories and create imagined worlds
  • Develop confidence to try out their ideas in a friendly and safe space
  • Engage in semi-structured play with an experienced facilitator

This class has a focus on playing ‘within’ a drama, rather than on performance to an audience. The focus on process, development and ‘play’ offers the optimum learning environment for young children.

 

 

 

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

There are no entry requirements as this is an open access class.

Preparing for your course

Please bring your child to class wearing comfortable clothes which are suitable for movement work.

Short course feedback

“My son loves it, it has given him more confidence and he looks forward to going every Saturday morning.” Parent of 2015/16 student, Saturday Drama

“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

Teaching Staff

Thom Scullion is a theatre-maker, game designer and facilitator. Since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2009, he has been working freelance within drama education, as well as producing interactive artworks as one half of ‘The Dotted Q’. He has worked with Junction 25, Vox Motus and Fish & Game. Thom has taught drama to 5-7 year olds for the past 6 years at both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Bristol Old Vic.

At a glance...

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Term dates and tuition fees

 

Classes are available to join for terms 2 and 3, with payments available in installments.

Term 2: 13 January – 24 March 2018 (excluding 10 February): 10 weeks – £127

Term 3: 21 April – 16 June 2018 (excluding 26 May): 8 weeks – £56

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.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is for any 3 – 4 year old who is interested in drama.

Further training

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