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Musical Theatre ( for ages 15-17)

Summer School for young people

Introduction

This Musical Theatre summer school is an intensive 10-day course for young people aged 15-17 years old who are interested in exploring how to create musical theatre material. Students will work together in a challenging creative process which will culminate in a musical theatre performance at the end of the course.

Musical theatre is a competitive and demanding industry. Artists have to combine multiple performance disciplines including acting, singing and dance.

With the guidance of the course leaders, students will explore a stimulus using pop music and musical theatre repertoire and create your own alternative interpretations of well-known material. As an ensemble, you will research and interpret text, melody and personal ideas to develop original pieces.

This course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field. The course will use practical exercises to develop the skills necessary to perform musical theatre material including acting through song, character development, dance and movement work, singing skills and stylistic choice.

The course will culminate in a sharing of the work created by the group for friends and family on the final day of the summer school in the Royal Conservatoire.

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • used practical exercises to develop acting, singing and dancing skills
  • explored creative methods of interpreting musical theatre material
  • worked with contrasting music across various styles to respond to a stimulus
  • developed a devised performance using personal creative ideas

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 June 2018 at 12pm.

Introduction

This Musical Theatre summer school is an intensive 10-day course for young people aged 15-17 years old who are interested in exploring how to create musical theatre material. Students will work together in a challenging creative process which will culminate in a musical theatre performance at the end of the course.

Musical theatre is a competitive and demanding industry. Artists have to combine multiple performance disciplines including acting, singing and dance.

With the guidance of the course leaders, students will explore a stimulus using pop music and musical theatre repertoire and create your own alternative interpretations of well-known material. As an ensemble, you will research and interpret text, melody and personal ideas to develop original pieces.

This course may be useful for anyone wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field. The course will use practical exercises to develop the skills necessary to perform musical theatre material including acting through song, character development, dance and movement work, singing skills and stylistic choice.

The course will culminate in a sharing of the work created by the group for friends and family on the final day of the summer school in the Royal Conservatoire.

By the end of the course, students will have:

  • used practical exercises to develop acting, singing and dancing skills
  • explored creative methods of interpreting musical theatre material
  • worked with contrasting music across various styles to respond to a stimulus
  • developed a devised performance using personal creative ideas

The deadline for booking this course is Friday 1 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.

 





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

There are no entry requirements for this course and no previous musical theatre experience is necessary.

Students should come to the course expecting to work hard, be challenged and enjoy contributing to the creative process.

Preparing for your course

Students should dress in comfortable clothing and be willing to work barefoot if required. Please note students should not wear denim.

Students should bring a packed lunch and water each day, as the course will include physical activities.

Students should bring a recording device.

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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.