Get Into: Production (Inverness)

 Get Into: Production Arts and Technology (Inverness) 

Open Day for 15+ at Eden Court Theatre 

 and Online CLPD for Teachers and Arts Leaders 

Two people making a costume

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is not just about acting and music! Come to Eden Court to find out more about RCS’s BA Degrees in Production Arts and Technology, which lead to a wide range of careers.

Did you know that:

  • Woodwork can lead to a career in Set Construction
  • Art & Design can lead to working as a Scenic Artist or Prop Maker
  • Fashion and Textiles can lead to being a Costume Designer
  • Physics and Computing can lead to careers in Lighting, Sound and Theatre Technology

Find out the pathways from school and college to RCS. Take part in hands-on taster workshops and meet staff from RCS and Eden Court. Teachers, join our online CLPD session.

Set & Costume Design CLPD for Teachers,
Lecturers and Arts Leaders
Online
Fri 24 Feb
1:15 – 2:45pm
Open Day for
those aged 15+
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
Tue 2 Mar
10:30 – 2:30pm

Click here to visit the booking form to reserve your place


 Get In Touch 

If you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Get Into: Production (Greenock)

 Get Into: Production Arts and Technology (Greenock) 

Open Day for 15+ and Twilight Tour for Teachers

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

A group of people in a studio painting and making stage scenes

Think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is just about acting and music? Think again! Come to the Beacon Arts Centre and find out about RCS’s Production Arts and Technology BA degrees, which lead to a wide range of careers.

Did you know that:

  • Woodwork can lead to a career in Set Construction
  • Art & Design can lead to working as a Scenic Artist or Prop Maker
  • Fashion and Textiles can lead to being a Costume Designer
  • Physics and Computing can lead to careers in Lighting, Sound and Theatre Technology

Find out the pathways from school and college to RCS. Explore our training, take part in taster workshops and meet our staff and students.

Twilight Tour for Teachers,
Lecturers, DYW
Beacon Arts Centre
Mon 16 Jan
4:30 – 6:30pm
Open Day for
those aged 15+
Beacon Arts Centre
Wed 1 Feb
9:30 – 2:30pm

Click here to visit the booking form to reserve your place


 Get In Touch 

If you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Stories and Spaces

 Stories and Spaces 

Isle of Mull, 28 – 30 Jan

School girls on stage reaching towards a superimposed map.

We are thrilled to announce a new project for 2023 – Stories & Spaces.  

Fair Access here at RCS are working in partnership with the Scottish Youth Theatre to reach young people in rural and island communities. At the end of the month, we’ll all be heading to the Isle of Mull for a two-day workshop, led by a team of artists and creative professionals.  

Stories & Spaces is a free opportunity for young people from Mull, aged 14-17, that are interested in growing their theatre and wider artistic skills. The programme will offer different approaches to performance-making through a series of workshops that creatively explore their own stories and spaces.    

The workshops will guide participants through installation-making, site-specific storytelling, photography and performance, culminating in a showcase that will be shared open to the public at An Tobar, Mull on Monday 30 January.

If you’re in the area, come check it out! If not, keep an eye on all our socials and websites for further announcements – including meeting the creative team and live updates from the project!  

 Get In Touch 

If you would like to know more about this, or any of our Fair Access projects email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Fair Access Go North

 Fair Access Go North 

Dingwall Academy and Eden Court Visit

Greoup of people in gym hall in drama session

Fair Access enjoyed a road trip to the Highlands, with Mark Stevenson and Ramesh Meyyappan from the BA Performance and graduate of that course Benedetta Zanetti. Our mission? We had several!

We were delighted to work at Dingwall Academy with 10 pupils, most of whom are deaf and others who are hearing but learning British Sign Language which is taught in the school. The group were almost all new to Drama but threw themselves into games and creating characters and scenes. We had a great morning and Ramesh told the group, ‘We really enjoyed working with you, it was really lovely. You’re really creative and playful and fun.’ Mark added, ‘Drama’s about being brave, standing up and trying something and I’m really impressed with what you did. For that kind of bravery, I want to commend all of you and during the morning I saw some beautiful moments.’

Group of young adults in a gym hall.

Whilst at Dingwall Academy we also spread the word about Fair Access to teachers including Art + Design, Woodwork, Technology, Dance, Music, Guidance and the senior management team.

Later in the afternoon we were at Eden Court, leading a deaf awareness training for fifteen staff members including Engagement, front-of-house and audience managers, restaurant and bar, box office, freelance arts facilitators, and National 5 Drama BSL interpreter. This session explored a range of topics including best terminology to use when speaking about users of BSL or deaf people, BSL signed and captioned performances at Eden Court, how to attract deaf audiences and the value of programming work by deaf artists. Everyone signed their name and learned key phrases in BSL relevant to their job area, such as, ‘do you know where your seats are?’ It was a great way to spend a Friday afternoon with a lot of laughter as well as learning.

The next day, we returned to Eden Court, which was buzzing with audiences and shoppers enjoying a Christmas craft market which spread over several floors of this lovely building. Instead of browsing, we were welcomed to a National 5 Drama class, comprised of pupils from several secondary schools in the Highlands, which don’t teach the subject. In the group were two talented pupils from Dingwall Academy, one deaf and both BSL users. Ramesh taught visual storytelling techniques and Mark shared ways to physicalise text. The aim was to provide new creative tools for devising and performing, and the group produced some very beautiful work. Fair Access is very excited to be working in the Highlands and developing such great partnerships with Eden Court Theatre and Dingwall Academy.

 Get In Touch 

If you would like further information or have any questions about Fair Access Outreach work, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

 

Performance Trip: Christmas at the Conservatoire

 Performance Trip: 

 Christmas at the Conservatoire 

Wed 14 Dec & Thu 15 Dec, 7:30pm

Group of performers in Christmas clothing

As we near the end of our Get Ready semester, we have one final exciting opportunity available for you before the winter break!

Join us at RCS for a free performance trip to see ‘Christmas at the Conservatoire.’ This will be such a great opportunity to visit RCS and to get to see conservatoires students in action as they present our annual winter concert. It will be a fantastic opportunity to see what it’s like to study at the conservatoire or in studying the arts in general. You’ll also get the chance to meet other students with similar interests (and to meet the WACI team)!

Both performances with take place at the Renfrew Street building for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and start at 7:30pm, finishing approx 9:20pm on:

Wednesday 14 of December
Thursday 15 of December

Who’s it for:

Any WACI eligible student who would like to join us on a (free!) festive performance trip. There are limited spaces so sign up now to avoid disappointment.


Visit this form to sign up


We really hope you can make it! Any questions, please do get in touch.

 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information or have any questions, email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Bachelor of Education (Music) Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

7 & 14 November, 6 – 8pm

Two students with violins looking at teacher

Are you interested in studying to become a music teacher at College, University, or Conservatoire?

Sign up and join us in person at RCS for our workshops to help you prepare for your audition/interview!

Taking place from 6pm-8pm on Monday 7 & 14 November, the two workshops will be a great opportunity for you to: 

  • Prepare for the Audition/Interview Scenario
  • Receive Feedback and Top Tips
  • Ask questions about the Audition/Interview Process

Booking Deadline:
 2nd November

Remember, it can be any music education course that you are applying for at any institution to attend this workshop. You just need to be eligible to attend by being a WACI or Transitions student.

Not sure if you’re eligible to join WACI? Check on our website at: rcs.ac.uk/waci It’s free to join and all our events and activities are free for those who are eligible to sign up.

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Monologue Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

1 – 17 November, 6 – 8pm

Young woman sitting with notepad, listening

Have you applied or are you thinking about applying to study drama at a college, university or conservatoire?

Join us at RCS for our workshops in helping you prepare for your audition.

The workshops will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • help select your monologues
  • prepare for the audition scenario
  • receive performance feedback

Taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm on the following dates in November:

Calendar showing the 1st, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th of November highlighted

👉 Book your place now 👈 

Booking Deadline: 28 October

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Music Audition Prep 1:1s

 Music Audition Prep 1:1s 

24 – 28 October at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Young man with drum sticks, smiling

Have you applied or are you thinking about applying to study music at a college, university or conservatoire?

Join us at RCS for our one-to-one sessions to help you prepare for your interview and audition.

The sessions will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • receive feedback on your audition pieces
  • receive audition tips
  • be a little extra prepared for your audition

All genres and instruments are welcome.

 Book your place now  

Booking Deadline: 19 October

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Mentoring Week

 Mentoring Week 

3 – 7 October, 5pm

Two young people listening

Are you interested in studying Drama, Musical Theatre, Music, Production or Filmmaking? Not sure where to start or where to study? Unclear about what career opportunities are out there in that art form?

Come along to one of our group mentoring sessions in the art form that interests you. Here you’ll speak with a professional working in the industry, learn about where they studied and have the opportunity to ask about their journey.

Sessions are all online and take place over the 1st week in October from 5pm:


Monday 3rd: Drama

Tuesday 4th: Music 

Wednesday 5th: Musical Theatre 

Thursday 6th: Production

Friday 7th: Filmmaking 


These are a great opportunity for any pupil in S4 or above looking for support and advice in art forms and for those applying to a college, university or conservatoire.

Register Your Interest

You can register your interest for these sessions by clicking the button below to take you to an online form:

Get in touch

If you require any further information get in touch at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Focus on Applications: DDPF

 FOCUS ON APPLICATIONS: DDPF 

Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September, 6-8pm

Young woman sitting with some sound equipment

Who it is for: S5 & S6 Pupils interested in studying a course in further or higher education for dance, drama, production and film.
When: Tuesday 27 and Thursday 29 September, 6-8pm
Where: Online (Zoom)

Come along and find out how we can help you figure out which course might be the right course for you! We’ll also help you with your application and get you started on your personal statement.

These sessions focus on applying via UCAS and UCAS Conservatoires, as well as applying for a creative course at any college and/or university.

Register your interest by clicking the button below:

 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information or have any questions, email: waci@rcs.ac.uk