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Stage Fighting

Short study - adult

Introduction

An introductory stage combat course in how to create exciting, story-driven scenes while keeping everyone safe. This class will focus on unarmed technique, being mindful of the trust and co-operation involved in storytelling aggressive action. Key points include controlling the actor’s own body in space, working with a partner, and awareness of what the audience will see.

For ages 16+

Introduction

An introductory stage combat course in how to create exciting, story-driven scenes while keeping everyone safe. This class will focus on unarmed technique, being mindful of the trust and co-operation involved in storytelling aggressive action. Key points include controlling the actor’s own body in space, working with a partner, and awareness of what the audience will see.

For ages 16+

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





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.

The application criteria is as follows:

  • The applicant must be applying for a drama short course at RCS. These courses can be found on the website and can include weekly classes for young people, drama credit rated short courses, drama specialist intensive weekends, summer schools and new company or blended learning experiences. It does not include any course where the subject specialism is dance, music, production or screen. If you would like to clarify whether the course you are interested in is eligible, please contact Lifelong Learning using our contact details below.
  • The applicant must be aged 25 or under at the time of application, and must be able to provide proof of this status.
  • The applicant must be resident in Scotland at the point of application, and must be able to provide proof of this status.

How to apply for support from the James McAvoy Drama Scholarships:

  • All applications should be made online. Please click on the link to apply.
  • Your application must be submitted before you apply for a Lifelong Learning course.
  • You will be asked to provide supporting documents with your application. These must be submitted within five working days of your application being received.

Applications are now closed.

If you have any questions about the application process, or require support in accessing our application form in an alternative or accessible format, please contact us on 0141 270 8213 or lifelong@rcs.ac.uk and we will be happy to help you.

Our Frequently Asked Questions for the scholarships can be downloaded here: James McAvoy Drama Scholarships FAQs

Exclusions:

  • The scholarship is intended to meet the cost of tuition fees only at RCS. The costs of travel, subsistence or accommodation are not eligible.
  • There is no restriction on the number of times you are able to apply providing the course applied for is different each time and funds permitting.

The James McAvoy Drama Scholarship has been established to help young Scots who live in challenged communities or circumstances to participate in the drama learning and teaching at RCS.

However, RCS Juniors and Lifelong Learning also benefits from the Agnes Allen Bursary scheme, which exists to support other young people and adult learners who might find affording tuition fees a barrier to participation.

Applicants to the Agnes Allen Bursary scheme can be at any age or stage in their development, from anywhere in the world and their interests can be in dance, drama, music, production or screen.

We accept applications all year round and you can find out more about the Agnes Allen Bursary here.





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

To take part in this class, participants should be enthusiastic and happy to join in group exercises.

Preparing for your course

Students should wear comfortable clothes that they can freely move in and trainers.

Students should bring a bottle of water and a notebook to class with them.

At a glance...

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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.

Teaching staff

EmmaClaire Brightlyn

Originally from Canada, EmmaClaire Brightlyn is an actress, fight director and instructor based in Glasgow, Scotland. With an MA in Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting) from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, EmmaClaire has taught physical theatre and stage combat for The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh College, the National Festival of Youth Theatre, and The University of Lethbridge in Canada, where she was also invited as a Guest Artist.

Selected theatre fight directing credits in Scotland include:emmaclaire-2

This Restless House: Part 1, 2 and 3, Dance of Death, The Maids, Miss Julie, The Libertine (Citizen’s Theatre), The Seafarer, Macbeth (Perth Theatre), Festen, West Side Story (RCS), Hamlet (Wilderness of Tigers), Slope (Untitled Projects), Titus Andronicus (Dundee Rep) and the award winning Dragon (Vox Motus/National Theatre of Scotland/Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre of China).

Check out more of her work at: www.emmaclairebrightlyn.com