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

Get Into: Production (Ayr)

 GET INTO: PRODUCTION (AYR) 

Open Day for 16+ and Twilight Session for Teachers

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Think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is just about acting and music? Think again!

Come and find out about our incredibly versatile and hands-on undergraduate Production ProgrammesThere are two available streams: Production Arts and Design and Production Technology and Management.

Production is a vital part of any live event. Our aim is to train young people for a wide range of careers across theatre, TV, film, music concerts, live events and beyond.

Did you know? 

  • 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 Maker
  • Physics and Computing can lead to careers in Lighting, Sound and Theatre Technology

Find out the pathways from school and college to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Explore our training. Take part in taster workshops. Meet our staff and students.

Event information:

Twilight Tour for
Teachers, Lecturers, DYW
Venue: The Gaiety, Ayr
Wednesday 14 September
4.30pm – 6.30pm

Open Day for those
aged 16+
Venue: The Gaiety, Ayr
Wednesday 5 October
9:45am – 11:45am

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

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

Bridging Programme: Scenic Art

 BRIDGING PROGRAMME: SCENIC ART 

Start Date: September 2022

Do you enjoy art but think it’s not a proper job – think again! If you’re interested in art and in studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, join our Fair Access Bridging Programme in Scenic Art. 

For those with skills in art/design, either from school, or as a hobby or as part of a community project, this is a practical part-time course that will teach you all about scenic art. There will be a mixture of 1:1 sessions, group work and practical hands-on RCS Production workshops.

This course is aimed at those aged 16+, with a passion for art who are either living in an SIMD1 postcode area or are care experienced or estranged or black, indigenous or person of colour. 

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.

48 Hour Film Challenge

 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE 

Make a Movie in Just 48 Hours, 2 & 3 April

Fair Access has organised a jam-packed weekend of opportunities to learn about sound and film production. You’ll also be able to find out about the many exciting careers to be had in the creative industries.
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📸: Brian Hartley

When: Sat 2 and Sun 3 April 2022, 10am – 4pm
Where: The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
Cost: Free
For people aged: 14 – 18

Clap a Clapperboard • Shout Action • Get behind the Camera • Act • Story Board Animate • Write, Document or Tell a Story • Make Noise • Dive in with Hydroponic  Mics • Operate a Boom Pole • Edit • Produce

Try Everything or Try Just One Thing
Absolute Beginners & Beyond Welcome



Hands-on experience combining your tech; your phone, your tablet, your iPad with industry standards: Canon, Sennheiser, Adobe, Ableton, Moog, Soma, Rycote, Røde and Push.

Make a Drama Documentary
An Animation Underscore with Sound FX & Music
Make a Movie in just 48 Hours

 Contact Fair Access 

If you require any further information or have any questions, get in touch with Fair Access at: fairaccesshello@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

Creative Clusters - Spring 2022

 CREATIVE CLUSTERS 

Spring 2022!

Fair Access at RCS are planning two clusters of creative activity for Spring 2022, in Ayr and Easterhouse, Glasgow.  Our Easterhouse Creative Cluster will be based at Platform, and see workshops delivered for young people in partnership with GMAC Film and an RCS CPP artist.  This will provide participants with a taster of both artforms and offer opportunities for continued activity with Fair Access. 

We hope to work in partnership with local community organisation FARE and to offer pre-projects tasters at Lochend Secondary School.

For our Ayrshire Creative Cluster, we will offer local people a project exploring spoken word and sound design / production.  We hope to work once more in partnership with the Gaiety Theatre, South Ayrshire Champions Board and the music departments of local secondary schools.

For further information regarding these Creative Clusters you can contact our Fair Access Outreach and Engagement Officer, Louise Brown, on: L.Brown5@rcs.ac.uk