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Set and Costume Design (for ages 13 - 17)

Summer School for Young People

Introduction

This five-day summer school aims to help students develop a greater understanding of the process for set and costume design, and how it relates to the performing arts.

The course consists of practical and theoretical teaching in set and costume design and students will be encouraged to develop their own unique designs in preparation for a final presentation of their work in the last day of the summer school.

This summer school is a useful opportunity for students to build evidence for their portfolios and to reflect and evaluate on their work within a group.

Over the course of the summer school, you will work alongside other students on the development of your own unique design ideas and solutions, culminating in a fully realised model box and costume designs.

This summer school is aimed at students of all abilities and you will learn and explore set and costume design in a fun, supportive and challenging environment.

By the end of the course you should have:

  • developed an awareness of the design process from initial idea through to production
  • worked with experienced industry professionals to develop and expand specialist skills
  • gained greater insight into how design works within the context of the performing arts
  • participated in a practical project culminating in a presentation of your design work

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

Introduction

This five-day summer school aims to help students develop a greater understanding of the process for set and costume design, and how it relates to the performing arts.

The course consists of practical and theoretical teaching in set and costume design and students will be encouraged to develop their own unique designs in preparation for a final presentation of their work in the last day of the summer school.

This summer school is a useful opportunity for students to build evidence for their portfolios and to reflect and evaluate on their work within a group.

Over the course of the summer school, you will work alongside other students on the development of your own unique design ideas and solutions, culminating in a fully realised model box and costume designs.

This summer school is aimed at students of all abilities and you will learn and explore set and costume design in a fun, supportive and challenging environment.

By the end of the course you should have:

  • developed an awareness of the design process from initial idea through to production
  • worked with experienced industry professionals to develop and expand specialist skills
  • gained greater insight into how design works within the context of the performing arts
  • participated in a practical project culminating in a presentation of your design work

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

Course outline

This summer school is aimed at 13-17 year old’s interested in developing skills in set and costume design. It may be useful for those wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field.

The summer school will be held in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s purpose built campus, Wallace Studios at Speirs Lock, and you will benefit from using the same studio and resources as full-time BA Production students.

Under the guidance of the course leaders, you will take part in a mix of group discussion and workshops that will develop your knowledge of set and costume design for the performing arts. Looking at the three stages of design – research, development and presentation – you will explore and learn how design for performing arts is formed. Led by the Course Leaders, you will use the sketch book as an important tool for development, and you will produce a working documentation of a designer’s journey from initial ideas to a fully-fledged design concept.

Over the course of the summer school, you will work alongside other students on the development of your own unique design ideas and solutions, culminating in a fully realised model box and costume designs.

This summer school is aimed at students of all abilities and you will learn and explore set and costume design in a fun, supportive and challenging environment.

 

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.

 



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 with no specific entry requirements. Students should have an interest in design and should come to the course willing to collaborate with others.

Preparing for your course

No previous knowledge is required but a keen interest in design for performance is important.

Students are required to provide the following equipment for the course: sketchbook (A4, A3 or A2), notebook (A5 or A4), drawing materials (pen/pencil/rubber) and a USB memory stick.

 

At a glance...

Set and Costume Design (for ages 13 – 17) 20180727 Application Deadline: 20180622

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.

 

Teaching staff

Kenneth MacLeod

Kenneth MacLeod is a set, costume and video design and illustrator and graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Production Arts & Design programme. A recipient of the Alex McCrindle award for Production, he also studied at the California Institute of The Arts. Past designs for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland include West Side Story, Cabaret and the upcoming production of Chess.