This class will be taught online and you can take part from the comfort of your own home. The RCS campus will re-open in September with a limited capacity for degree students only to ensure a safe learning environment for all.
This online short course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Production Technology and Management programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Whether you are interested in stage management, lighting, sound or stage technology, this two-part course will prepare you for your interview and hopefully make the process seem less daunting. The course is run via two 2-hour online classes – during the first session you will be given a task to complete for the second.
Designed and led by Ros Maddison, Head of Production, you will examine how to prepare for the Production Technology and Management interview and the associated tasks required as part of the interview process including:
- The process of applying
- Preparing your portfolio and personal statement
- How to prepare for interview questions
- What to look for in the performance visit Interview Task
- How to approach the creative response Interview Task
You will also have a chance to have your own individual questions about the application process answered and get feedback on any materials you have prepared for your portfolio.
Although this course specifically prepares students for audition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it provides skills and experience transferable to other contexts.
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. When booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood our Pre-HE OnlineTeaching Policy.
If you have any questions about this course before you book it, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments and future courses, please join our mailing list.
This short course is open people age 16+ who are applying for further or higher education courses in stage management, lighting, sound or stage technology.
It is particularly useful for those who have not yet decided which of these specialist areas to pursue as a formal study or future career.
In advance of the sessions we ask that students:
- Observe a theatrical production of your choice – this could be an online version (live or recorded) of a production
- Be prepared to share any relevant examples of your current work or experiences
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
The course will be delivered through two 2 hour online sessions. The first session will cover the application process and approaches to interview as well as group based discussion tasks. You will be given a task to prepare for the second session which will form the basis for discussion and group activities and help prepare you for the interview process.
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 Teams/Zoom.
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.
If you have any questions in advance of booking, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How will the course be delivered?
The course will be delivered using a mixture of live teaching sessions and structured activities for students to undertake at home.
All students will be added to a Microsoft Teams class group where course resources will be available, and the ‘chat’ function can be used to communicate with the tutor and group through text message.
The live group sessions will be delivered using Zoom which allows the group to see everyone who is taking part. Students may be put into discussion groups and tools such as ‘whiteboard’ or ‘screen share’ may be used to share visual information with students.
What safety precautions are in place?
The MS Teams groups which host each summer school group are private and members will be added by the RCS Short Courses team. Please note, students’ 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 teaching sessions throughout the course, you are very welcome to join our short courses 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 on MS Teams/Zoom and to watch film footage.
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. There will be sections of activity that you undertake at home with resources and support from your tutor during which you can find out what you have missed and prepare for the next live session.