This class will be taught online and you can take part from the comfort of your own home. The RCS campus is open with a limited capacity for degree students only to ensure a safe learning environment for all.
Like many conservatoires the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be using recordings and online interviews as part of their audition process this year.
This online course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Acting and BA Musical Theatre programmes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is designed and led by experienced audition panel members and aims to help you feel confident in selecting audition material which will best demonstrate your abilities.
More people than ever are applying to performing arts programmes and the audition process is highly competitive. You will examine how to select appropriate pieces that are suited to your strengths as a performer and how to identify original and contrasting material.
By the end of the weekend you will have:
- gained an overview of the new audition processes at RCS
- explored a selection of classical and contemporary monologues
- received advice on song selections (for people auditioning for Musical Theatre programmes)
- developed confidence in selecting pieces for audition which are best suited to you
Although this course specifically prepares students for audition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it provides skills and experience transferable to other contexts.
You may also be interested in the follow up courses that guide you through the full process of preparing for the BA Acting and Musical Theatre programmes:
Acting: Audition Preparation (online course) – 28 and 29 November 2020
Acting: Mock Audition (online course) – 9 and 10 January 2021
Musical Theatre: Audition Preparation (online course) – 12 and 13 December 2020
Musical Theatre: Mock Audition (online course) – 16 and 17 January 2021
Please see How Does an Online Course Work? section for information about how the course will run and what you need to do in advance.
Please note that when booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood our Pre-HE Online Teaching Policy
If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.
These sessions are designed to give you insight into the new RCS audition processes and further your understanding on how to choose the right material for you.
The sessions will consist of discussions, research tasks, signposting and Q&A sessions. We will examine what makes a strong audition as well as the things to avoid.
If you have material in mind you can get some initial feedback on it, however there will be no time on this course to work on your material.
You will be expected to carry out reflection tasks between sessions.
You don’t need to prepare anything for this course, however if you have material in mind you may wish to have it to hand.
A pen/pencil and notebook would be useful should you wish to take notes.
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 Short 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.Â
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 RCSÂ Short Courses.
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.
Our online courses have been designed to allow students to continue being creative at home, and to gain confidence in their abilities to learn and create.
The course will run through Microsoft Teams and the ‘live’ online sessions via Zoom. In advance of the course you will be added to a class group within MS Teams. The links/password for each Zoom session will be posted with the chat function of this group. This will also be used as a place for discussion, sharing of materials and of course work.
You will need access to a device such as a desktop computer, laptop or tablet which allows you to access the internet with a screen large enough to see the group members during online sessions.
You will need internet connection which is fast enough to take part in video sessions on Zoom/MS Teams.
You may also want to consider whether you have a space you can use where you can work without interruption. Please keep in mind that the other students taking part in the course will be able to see what’s behind you when you are online.
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How will the classes be delivered?
Each class will be delivered using a mixture of live teaching sessions and structured activities for students to take part in from home.
All participants will be added to a Microsoft Teams class group where course resources will be available. The live classes will be delivered using Zoom.
What safety precautions are in place?
The MS Teams groups which host each class group are private and members will be added by the RCS Short Courses team. Please note, participants emails will be visible to other group members.
When using Zoom to teach the live sessions, our teaching staff will be using RCS licensed accounts and all meeting links and passwords will be posted only on the MS Teams group page. Each meeting will have a unique password, and our staff will use the waiting room function to ‘admit’ students to the session.
You may find it useful to read our Online Teaching Policy for detailed information about security and safeguarding.
I am in a different time zone, can I still take part?
As long as you are able to take part in the live classes, you are very welcome to join our short courses programme from anywhere in the world.
Are there any resources that I will need in order to take part in the course?
The most important resources you will need are those that let you take part comfortably in the online activity. You will need access to a device such as a desktop computer, laptop or tablet which allows you to access the internet with a screen large enough to see the group members during online sessions. You will need internet connection which is fast enough to take part in video sessions (for example, like you would using Skype or Zoom) and to watch film footage.
We won’t be asking you to print out any resources — you should be able to view them on your screen — but there will be some written documents which you may want to print out if you are able to.
You may also want to consider whether you have a suitable space to take part. Please keep in mind that the other participants taking part in the course will be able to see what’s behind you when you are online.
Please also check the Course Preparation section for specific resources which you may need to take part.
What happens if I miss a class?
We will not record the live teaching sessions, but if you miss one, your tutor will do their best to help you catch up and continue participating in the course