Monologue Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

1 – 17 November, 6 – 8pm

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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:

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👉 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

Mentoring Week

 Mentoring Week 

3 – 7 October, 5pm

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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

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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

Apply Now To Become A Fair Access Ambassador!

 FAIR ACCESS AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME 

September 2022 through to Summer 2023

⭐️ Applications are now open for our Fair Access Ambassador programme ⭐️

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 What is Fair Access? 

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is an inclusive and diverse environment. We want to encourage as many people as possible, regardless of their background, to get involved with the performing and production arts. The Fair Access department at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland run two programmes – Transitions and WACI – alongside our Fair Access Outreach and Partnership programme. 📽 Watch more here.

 The work of Fair Access Ambassadors 

Our Ambassadors work alongside our staff to help promote and provide information on opportunities around entering into the performing and production arts and our Fair Access activities and events within their local schools and communities. In return, our Ambassadors gain experience within the arts sector, working with people, and developing teamwork and communication skills alongside bespoke training opportunities.

 About you! 

The Ambassador programme is aimed at those aged 16+ who are passionate about the performing and production arts. You will meet the WACI eligibility criteria or be a current Transitions studentChecking your emails regularly, having good knowledge in social media, clear communication skills and being comfortable in social situations are an advantage.

 When will I need to be available? 

Aside from normal Ambassador activities, you will be available to attend our Ambassador meetings either at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or via Zoom:

▪️ Residential Weekend: 2 – 4 September
▪️ Meetings: 20 Nov 22, 18 Feb 23 and 17 Jun 23.

 Sounds good, where / how do I sign up? 

Our application form will ask you to fill in your personal details and write a short response to the following questions:

▪️ Why are the arts important?
▪️ How would you promote the arts within your community to young people?
▪️ Why and how would you commit to being a Fair Access Ambassador?

*Alternatively, you can attach a short video (2-3 mins) that answers the questions above.


 Completing you application 

To complete your application we ask that you provide a reference from someone you know who is involved in the arts. This can be a teacher, tutor, community practitioner etc.


Get in touch 

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

Get Into: Musical Theatre

 GET INTO: MUSICAL THEATRE 

Start Date: September 2022

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Do you love watching musicals? Have an interest in singing, acting or dancing? Would you like to ‘get into’ Musical Theatre but not sure where to start?

If yes, these weekly sessions in Musical Theatre could be perfect for you! You don’t need prior experience and the sessions are free for those taking part.

Aimed at those aged 14+, the ‘Get Into: Musical Theatre’ programme will build on your interests and experiences. You will develop your confidence in acting, singing, dancing and musicianship, creating a skill set all relevant to Musical Theatre.

Register your interest by clicking the button below:

 Get In Touch 

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

WACI x RCS Summer School Scholarships

 SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Now Open for Application

WACI are delighted to announce that our scholarships for RCS Summer Schools are now open for applications. 

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Each WACI pupil can now apply for a fully-funded place on an RCS Summer School of their choice (subject to availability). Taking place throughout the summer holidays, these courses offer you the chance to try something new or develop your existing experience within your chosen art form.

Summer School Availability

There are a whole variety of summer schools to choose from in Dance, Drama, Music, Film and ProductionVisit the RCS Summer Schools website here to see the selection of courses you can choose from. Some of the courses are very popular where spaces fill up quickly. We’ll be assessing applications as and when they come in, so get your application in as soon as you can to avoid being disappointed!

How to apply

1. If you haven’t already, firstly register with the WACI programme

2. Then, fill out the application form to let us know:

  • a little bit about you
  • why you would like to do the course you have chosen

If it would be easier, you can provide a voice recording or video statement in support of your application.

Deadline for applications

Monday 6 June 

 Get In Touch 

If you require some help filling in your application or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Production Arts CLPD for Secondary Teachers

 PRODUCTION ARTS CLPD FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS 

Events throughout May 2022

Do you teach expressive arts? Need support in delivering production-focused skills for Nat 5 or Higher? Book onto our exciting CLPD sessions, delivered throughout May, aimed at developing your production arts skills.


Session 1: Lighting

When: 12 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: All Saints, 299 Ryehill Road, Glasgow G21 3EN

From a creative point of view, explore what makes an effective lighting design, how to achieve effective lighting with different types of equipment and how to use lights and equipment correctly.  Led by Dave Evans, RCS Lighting Tutor. 


Session 2: Set Design

When: 19 May, 4 – 6:30pm
Where: RCS Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow G4 9RR

Introducing the design and production process including basic ground plans, elevations, models and scene changes.  Consider how to transform a space with a limited budget and lots of imagination. You’ll also be given the opportunity to explore the Design facilities at Wallace Studios. Led by Robin Peoples, Lecturer in Design at RCS.  


Session 3: Costume

When: 26 May, 4 – 6pm (+ 6 – 7pm)
Where: RCS Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow G4 9RR

Introducing the costume design process, including costume drawings, costume plots and garment lists.  Explore how to adapt everyday clothes into theatrical costumes on a budget.  Also, from 6pm -7pm you can explore the Costume facilities at Wallace Studios and see design and lighting come together in practice within a performance space at RCS Renfrew Street. Led by Robin Peoples, Lecturer in Design at RCS.  


Session 4: Make-Up

When: 31 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: Rosshall Academy, 131 Crookston Road, Glasgow G52 3PD

Discover how to design and apply character makeup, supplementing the use of theatrical makeup with high street-bought cosmetics to achieve particular effects. Understand what to be aware of in terms of using makeup tools and materials safely and hygienically.  Led by Debbie Montgomery, Freelance Make-Up Artist.


 

To secure your place on any of the workshops available, please follow the booking link below:


 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information or have any questions, get in touch with Louise Brown at: l.brown5@rcs.ac.uk

In partnership with Glasgow City Council’s CREATE.

Performance Trip: Cyrano De Bergerac

 PERFORMANCE TRIP 

Cyrano De Bergerac, 24 March at 7:30pm

WACI are delighted to announce their 2nd performance trip to see Cyrano de Bergerac

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About: James McAvoy will reprise his ‘stunningly powerful’ (Evening Standard) performance in this inventive and contemporary adaptation by Martin Crimp, with Jamie Lloyd directing a world-class cast, in an electrifying ensemble performance.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

When: 24 March at 7.30pm
Where: The Theatre Royal Glasgow

If you’re interested in joining us for this trip please head over to our bookings page here to secure your place, remember the tickets are free!


 Contact Us 

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

Announcing: Come and Try Online Festival 2022

 COME & TRY ONLINE FESTIVAL 

Short Courses, Masterclasses and In Conversations, 5 – 15 April

WACI are delighted to announce that applications for our Come and Try Online Festival are now open! 

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Whether you’ve already got loads of experience or you want to try something for the first time, the Come and Try Online Festival is a great way to get your creativity flowing, work with experienced artists and meet other young people who are into the same things as you are. 

Taking place from 5 – 15 April, all of the workshops and Q&A sessions will take place on Zoom – and best of all, it’s all free!

 Programme of Events 

In Conversation
These sessions are for everyone:

Making Music on a Budget

Combating Barriers in the Arts

Balancing your Mental Health with your Artform

Short Courses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Let’s Make a Scene

Let’s Make Music

Storytelling for Film 

Masterclasses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Musical Theatre

Costume Design for Theatre

Devising Monologues 

Improvising and Accompanying in Music

Production for TV and Film


Button that takes you to registration formDeadline for booking: 29 March


 

 Priority Places 

Please note that priority places will be given to pupils who are in the West of Scotland that: 

However, the festival is also open to: 

 Contact Us 

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

Join Our Fair Access Virtual Drama Group!

 FAIR ACCESS VIRTUAL DRAMA GROUP (FAVDG) 

Thursday Evenings, March 2022

If you have ever wanted to try out acting, directing or writing then the Fair Access Online Drama Group could be the place for you! 

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This group is about trying out new ideas, building performance skills, gaining confidence, and learning about all of the different elements that make great theatre happen. You will meet other young people from all over Scotland who are also interested in theatre and performance. It’s a chance to share your ideas, speak your mind, make connections, and create new work together.

Who can sign-up:

You’re invited to apply and join us for our virtual drama collaboration if you meet one of the following criteria:

When it will happen:

The workshops all take place at 5pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3 March
  • Thursday 10 of March
  • Thursday 17 March
  • Thursday 24 March

Please make sure you can attend all these dates before you sign up.


How to take part:

Sign up for the project via this online form
Deadline: 28 Feb


On the Sign-Up form you will be asked:

  • Contact information
  • About your experience/interest in drama

Don’t worry if you’re new to drama or you don’t have any acting experience. Knowing what level everyone is at is just helpful for us when we’re planning the sessions.

What will happen next:

Tom Arnott leading the project will organise 4 different online ‘meet-ups’. These meet-ups will be an opportunity to have conversations as a group, discuss and workshop ideas and ultimately decide what you’d like to create together.

About Tom:

Tom Fergus Arnott is a freelance facilitator, filmmaker, writer and performer based in Glasgow. Tom has recently worked on projects with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, Citizens Theatre, and on Conference of the Birds (alongside the COP26 Conference).