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Get into Acting (for ages 15-17)

Summer School for Young People

Introduction

This five-day summer school offers young people the opportunity to find out more about the demands and rigors of the acting industry.

Through practical, participatory work participants will experience the type of teaching on acting degree programmes and discover what kind of preparation is required for applying to them. Classes will include voice, movement and character development.

Participants will also be guided through the process of preparing for auditions and interviews, and receive tips on how to give your best on the big day.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Discovered what is involved in full time acting training
  • Gained an insight into what is required for a career in the acting industry
  • Received support and advice for audition preparation
  • Met like-minded people interested in pursuing a training and career in acting

This summer school aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment for young people to explore what they would like to do when leaving school.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 22 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This five-day summer school offers young people the opportunity to find out more about the demands and rigors of the acting industry.

Through practical, participatory work participants will experience the type of teaching on acting degree programmes and discover what kind of preparation is required for applying to them. Classes will include voice, movement and character development.

Participants will also be guided through the process of preparing for auditions and interviews, and receive tips on how to give your best on the big day.

By the end of the course participants will have:

  • Discovered what is involved in full time acting training
  • Gained an insight into what is required for a career in the acting industry
  • Received support and advice for audition preparation
  • Met like-minded people interested in pursuing a training and career in acting

This summer school aims to create an inspiring, challenging and supportive environment for young people to explore what they would like to do when leaving school.

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 22 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.





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



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 regardless of previous acting experience, but is most suited to people interested in pursuing a training in acting.

Preparing for your course

Students should bring along one monologue which they are interested in using for audition. It could be a classical text (for example, Shakespeare) or from contemporary play. You should learn this by heart before the course.

Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for movement work, and be prepared to work in bare feet. You should bring bottled water as this course will be physical and a notebook to make notes.

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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.