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Introduction to Prop-making

Short study – adults and young people

Introduction

This short study course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of prop-making for theatre and film. The course will give an overview of the industry as well as introduce students to basic practical skills used in prop-making.

The weekend will start with an overview of the production industry and potential career paths for those who are interested in exploring prop-making in the future.

You will then move on to working within the Royal Conservatoire’s award winning facilities in one of our state of the art workshops. Here you will learn the practical applications of prop-making and explore some of the skills involved with working within theatre and film.

Introduction

This short study course is designed to give students an introduction to the world of prop-making for theatre and film. The course will give an overview of the industry as well as introduce students to basic practical skills used in prop-making.

The weekend will start with an overview of the production industry and potential career paths for those who are interested in exploring prop-making in the future.

You will then move on to working within the Royal Conservatoire’s award winning facilities in one of our state of the art workshops. Here you will learn the practical applications of prop-making and explore some of the skills involved with working within theatre and film.

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



Entry requirements

This is an open access course with no specific entry requirements although it is important that students have an interest in the subject.

Basic artistic skills in drawing and painting would be useful.

Short course feedback

“Good fun and informative” Introduction to Prop-making student 2015/16

At a glance...

Introduction to Prop-making 10am-5pm 20180121

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?

This course is aimed at people who have a keen interest in set and prop design and also for those who are considering applying for further study in this field.

It is also suitable for those who work in amateur dramatics, school theatres or secondary art or drama teachers.

By the end of the course students will have:

  • engaged in a series of practical projects
  • gained an understanding of the development of prop-making ideas
  • gained an understanding of the potential areas for future employment and possible career pathways

Teaching staff

Martin Mallorie

Martin Mallorie began his career in professional theatre over thirty years ago and has worked extensively in design, music, prop making, prosthetics, pyrotechnics and animatronics.

Graduating as a sculptor from Liverpool College of Art and Design in the seventies, Martin began his professional career as a freelance designer and prop maker, finding a demand for prosthetics skills in his earliest jobs.

Martin worked on stage, film and TV productions throughout Europe, and at Tussaud’s workshops in London before joining the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester as Prop Maker and Prosthetics Specialist.

Martin came to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in 2004 as Lecturer in Design and Props.