Get Into: Performing and Production Arts

 Get Into: 

 Performing and Production Arts 

Performance, Production, Singing and Community Arts

For pupils S5 & S6 or Young People 16+

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Starting Autumn 2024

Would you like to Get Into: Performing and Production Arts but not sure where to begin? Our free Get Into courses could be the perfect answer. 

We’re running four separate programmes starting this Autumn:

  • Performance (acting, devising and dance)
  • Production for Stage and Screen (sound, lighting and camera)
  • Singing Together (confidence building and vocal leadership)
  • Community Arts (leading creative projects with communities)

These free weekly part-time sessions will be a great opportunity for you to:

  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your skills in your chosen field
  • Meet others who love the same thing as you

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Please note: Fair Access will prioritise those aged 16-19 facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

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

Get Into: Film Visit Blazing Griffin

 Get Into: Film Visit Blazing Griffin 

Our ‘Get Into: Film’ course has two strands, Screenwriting and Sound (Post Production). Katy and Iona from the Sound course had the time of their lives when we visited Glasgow’s Blazing Griffin for an inside view. Thank you to Travis Reeves, RCS Sound Post Production tutor who runs our Sound strand, and a huge thank you to John Cobban Senior Dubbing Mixer at Blazing Griffin for an amazing, in-depth insight. 

Young person sitting in front of a mixing desk 
Katy and Iona sat next to John at the mixing desk in a huge dubbing suite, whilst he explained and demonstrated how he builds sound up for films and high-end television, across both drama and d
ocumentary. Working at the top of his professional game, John is a firm believer in supporting young people to feel they too can enter this world, which can seem so inaccessible.

Young person sitting in front of a mixing desk

Using (as yet) unreleased film material he’s currently working on, John showed how he’d chosen and manipulated the different elements of sound, which had a huge impact on the way we view the images. He answered loads of questions and provided an inspiring insight into what working in Post Production Sound can be like.

Back at RCS, Katy and Iona will now put some of these skills into action as they learn how to track their own scenes, under the guidance of Travis. 

Talking about ‘Get Into: Film’, and the trip to Blazing Griffin, Katy said:

‘You learn so differently on this course. When you go to school it’s always so structured. Teachers show you how to do stuff and you have a bunch of questions but here, cos it’s almost like one-on-one instruction, it’s a lot more hands-on and it feels more like a conversation than like a usual teaching experience. The best thing about Blazing Griffin, I have to say was seeing how stuff was made and also seeing stuff that isn’t released yet. I can’t say anything about it, right now (sworn to secrecy), but it was just very cool!’

Thank you Blazing Griffin! 

 Want to know more about our ‘Get Into’ programmes? 

Look out for more Get Into programmes that you can sign up for next Spring. If you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

 

Get Into: Performing and Production Arts Update

 Get Into: Performing and Production Arts Update 

Musical Theatre, Filmmaking, Production, Singing and Guitar

Two people standing in a darkended room experimenting with lighting

This term, Fair Access has been running a fantastic programme of ‘Get Into’ courses designed as pathways towards further training in higher education.

Forty-five young people from across Scotland attend weekly workshops to develop their skills and confidence in either Production Arts and Technology, Guitar, Musical Theatre or Filmmaking (which focuses on either Script Writing or Post-production Sound).

Young woman showing a prop

We are especially delighted to be working in partnership with Eden Court Theatre in Inverness to host a further ‘Get Into: Production’ course, which focuses on prop making and includes a work experience placement at RCS.

Courses are led by RCS tutors and freelance artists, many of whom are RCS alumni, now working professionally. In January we are excited to offer ‘Get Into: Singing’ as part of this programme. 

 Want to know more about our ‘Get Into’ programmes? 

Look out for more Get Into programmes that you can sign up for next Spring. If you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk