WACI Lockdown Picks 3

We’ve got our third week of WACI picks for you! Hand-picked by our team with the WACI seal of approval to keep you entertained and engaged with the performing and production arts whilst we’re on lockdown.

Dance

Dance Art Journal

Social media feed on Twitter collating dance-related activity and culture.

 

Production

How To Spray Paint A Portrait

A step by step video with Tragic O’Hara that takes you through the stages of how to spray paint large scale portraits​.

Music

Together At Home

Together at Home was a virtual concert series organised by Global Citizen and curated by singer Lady Gaga.

Film

Filmmaker IQ

This Youtube Channel provides a great overview for filmmakers, especially beginners. However, it goes in-depth enough that moderately experienced filmmakers can find real value in the content.

Drama

Boy’s Don’t

Paperdale productions ‘Boy’s Don’t’ explores insights into male experiences of growing up. From the playground to the classroom boys learn that displaying their feelings is a no-no. But what happens to emotion that can’t be let out, and who picks up the pieces?

We hope you enjoy this selection and check back next week for more! 

WACI Lockdown Picks 2

We’ve got our second week of WACI picks for you! Hand-picked by our team with the WACI seal of approval to keep you entertained and engaged with the performing and production arts whilst we’re on lockdown.

Dance

Rosie Kay’s 5 Soldiers

Rosie Kay’s 5 Soldiers is a choreographic reflection of the military world and the effects that war has on the body, both physically and mentally.

 

Production

National Theatre: ‘How To’

This is a series of videos on how to do a quick costume change, make a wig, make mud and blood from the national theatre. It’s a great peek behind the scenes of the national theatre and insight into the workings of a professional production team.

Music

Tiny Desk Concerts

Tiny desk concerts from NPR has a huge range of intimate concerts from many different musicians from various different genres. There are loads of beautiful performances to be found here and some new artists to discover.

Film

BFI Film Player

The British Film Institute have a range of archive feature-length and short films available for free! The BFI resource covers 120 years of Britain on film, therefore, there are plenty of films for you to browse through.

Drama

Ted Talk ‘The Essence of Acting’

Mirjana Joković is a film and stage actor who is now currently the Director of Performance for Acting and an acting teacher in the Theater Faculty of the California Institute of the Arts. In this video, she discusses her thoughts on the essence of acting.

We hope you enjoy this selection and check back next week for more! 

WACI Lockdown Picks

WACI have been scouring the internet for some great online resources for you to check out whilst we are all on lockdown. We have found a range of tutorials, theatre productions and interactive videos.
We’ll share new resources with you every week. So without further ado, this weeks picks are:

Dance

Dance with Oti Mabuse

Oti Mabuse is a professional dancer who is well known for Strictly Come Dancing. On her YouTube Channel she has a range of dance tutorials for all ages and levels

Production

National Theatre: How to Make a Puppet

The National Theatre has a short series of videos on how to create your own life-size puppet and explains the principles of bringing it to life. The only tools you need are paper, tape and scissors!

 Music

How to Create 8-bit Game Music

This a step by step tutorial by Tragic O’Hara on how to make 8-bit game music for free. All you need is a computer or laptop!

Film

Every Frame a Painting

Every Frame a Painting is a YouTube Channel with a whole range of super interesting video essays about film form.

Drama

National Theatre at Home

The National Theatre are screening a new play each week on YouTube that were originally filmed Live at the National Theatre.

We hope you like this selection. Be sure to check back next week for more useful resources!

WACI RCS Summer Schools Scholarships 2020

Interested in a career in the creative industries? Want to develop your skills in a chosen field?

WACI – Widening Access to the Creative Industries – are offering fully-funded places on one of the Summer Schools taking place here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland throughout the summer school holidays. 

These courses offer an opportunity for you to try something newdevelop your existing experience and/or gain a more in-depth understanding within a variety of art forms.

Summer Schools Available

There are a variety of summer schools to choose from in Dance, Drama, Music, Film and Production. Click here to have a look at the Short Courses Summer School’s programme to help you figure out which course is the right course for you. 

Some of the courses are very popular, and spaces will 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 please register with the WACI cohort first. It doesn’t take long and you can fill it out by clicking here

2. Then, all you need to do is fill out the application form to let us know:

  • a little bit about you
  • why you want to do the course you’ve chosen to do

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

If you require some help filling in this form, please do not hesitate to get in touch:

📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk
 0141 270 8319

DEADLINE: Applications have now closed

Fair Access Expo 2020

*UPDATE Due to campus closures due to COVID-19, bookings are temporarily closed and this event will be rescheduled to later in the year. We apologies for any inconvenience*

We are excited to announce that bookings for our Fair Access Expo are now open!

If you are a current Transitions student or a pupil from a WACI school, you with your family, friends or carers are warmly invited to our Fair Access Expo. 

When: Sun 29 March, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Where: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Fair Access Expo is a chance for pupils to come along to: 

Brothers, sisters and friends alongside any other family members or carers are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. This is event is free to attend but booking is essential. 

Fair Access Expo is a joint event hosted by WACI and Transitions

Short Course and Interview Prep Workshop Bookings Now Open!

If you are interested in Filmmaking or Theatre Production in Art and Design we have the following opportunities open to WACI pupils:

 

1/ Short Courses (No experience required):

Introduction to Filmmaking (Booking Now Closed)

This short course will introduce you to the different aspects of the filmmaking process. You will develop a new, original idea, which you will then outline, shoot, direct and edit into a finished product.

Theatre Production Art and Design (Booking Now Closed)

This course gives you a practical taste of different Art and Design Production specialisms including set design, prop making, costume and scenic art. Taught by industry professionals the course will offer an introduction to these fields and an insight into possible career pathways.

2/ Audition and Interview Prep Workshops:

If you have already applied for a place at college, university or conservatoire, or you’re planning on applying soon, our audition and interview preparation courses offer specialised, specific support:

Filmmaking (Booking now Closed)

Theatre Production Art and Design (Booking Now Closed)

If you require any further information about any of the above opportunities please contact us at:

📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk
0141 270 8319

Family and Carer Day 2019 - Thank You!

WACI and Transitions would like to thank everyone who came along to our Family and Carer Day. We had a packed house where parents, pupils and carers fully embraced the interactive workshops, asked wonderful questions with the feedback so far being extremely positive. Once again we’d like to thank all the performers, WACI Ambassadors and panellists.

Our Event On Social Media
You can find photo’s on our social media pages that you can tag yourself in and live streams of the day on Twitter by searching #FamilyandCarerDay

Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

Family and Carer Day: Speaker Spotlight Set Carpenter Danny Main

Today’s speaker spotlight for our Family and Carer Day features Set Carpenter Danny Main.

Danny Main trained as a Set Carpenter at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland developing a career working across film, theatre and the arts. Danny is a co-founding member of the Glasgow Tool Library (GTL), a charity which provides tools and useful resources on how to build, recycle, repair and share. As a creative professional, Danny is interested in alternative forms of education and teaches regular classes as part of GTL. 

Follow Our Event On Social Media
Are you on Facebook? Please comment, like and share with anyone you think would be interested in the event and select ‘Going’ on our event page to receive updates on the day. We will also be live tweeting and would love to see your posts too, use #FamilyandCarerDay

Event Organisers
Family and Carer Day is a joint event run by WACI and Transitions.

Summer School Scholarships - Applications Now Open

Do you go to one of the 37 FOCUS West schools?

Interested in a career in the creative industries?

Want to develop your skills in a chosen field?

We’re able to offer up to 10 fully-funded places on one of the Summer Schools taking place here at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland throughout the school holidays.

These courses offer an opportunity for you to try something new, develop your existing experience and/or gain a more in-depth understanding within a variety of art forms.

From dance to drama to filmmaking, there’s something for everyone with an interest in the performing and production arts – why not click here to have a look at the Lifelong Learning Summer School’s programme and see if there’s a course that appeals to you.

Some of the courses are very popular, and spaces will 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!

* Update: Bookings have now closed. 

If it would be easier for you to provide a voice recording or video statement in support of your application, or you require some help filling in this form, please do not hesitate to be in touch:

📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk
 0141 270 8319

DEADLINE: Monday 15th April, 10am

Family and Carer Day 2019 – Book Your Place Now! 

When: Sunday 24th March, 11am – 4pm  
Where: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow G2 3DB 

We know how daunting it can be pursuing a career in the creative industries, especially when no one you know has done it before.  

If you’re a current Transitions student or a pupil from a WACI/FOCUS West school, you and your family or carers are warmly invited to our Family and Carer Day. 

Family and Carer Day is a chance for pupils with their families or carers to come along to: 

  • meet and hear from people already working in the creative industries 
  • chat to students currently studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
  • watch performances 
  • explore different pathways and routes into Music, Dance, DramaFilm and Production
  • find out from SAAS what funding is available for Scottish students 

Siblings and other family members are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

*UPDATE: PLACES ARE NOW SOLD OUT

We look forward to seeing you all there!