If you’re interested in applying to study Production Arts or Technology at a college, university or conservative, join us for our Production Interview Prep Sessions. These sessions will be a great opportunity for you to:
At both venues, we had a brilliant turnout of creative people, willing to move, collaborate and explore new ways of working together:
‘I loved being creative, moving and the energy in the room’
‘It felt so good to move’
‘I enjoyed the positive way we connected to each other and to our own bodies, and thinking about movement in a different way…I had a lot of fun!’
‘Learning that there are resources out there that encourage new theatre being created was so useful’
Our session at RCS was run in partnership with Scottish Youth Theatre and Creative Director Rikki Payne brought a group of young artists from Dunoon to take part and also couldn’t resist joining in himself! The session was co-led by Lucy Cash who teaches on the new degree programme.
Join our BEd Music Bringing Programme, starting this September!
Are you interested in studying music teaching at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland? This Fair Access BEd Bridging Programme here at RCS aims to enhance the educational context of music teaching and get you ready to apply.
The Bridging Programme is a great opportunity to:
explore the skills and qualities of a good teacher
Please join us to celebrate the important work being done in the film access sector to break down barriers and create points of access to the screen sector for people from marginalised and under-represented communities.
We will explore why this work is so important to the industry if it’s going to reach its sought-after inclusion and diversity targets. There will be a short panel discussion with programme participants and alumni from GMAC Film, Screen Education Edinburgh, Fair Access at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Portal Arts and Film Access Scotland followed by a networking reception.
Over the day, pupils, students, and teachers from Inverclyde Academy, Clydeview Academy, Notre Dame High School and West College Scotlandworked with RCS Production staff and technicians from the Beacon. Young people operated lighting and sound equipment, completed a scenic art team building task (involving spaghetti and marshmallows) and got to explore the fly floor of the main auditorium, thanks to the wonderful Beacon tech team! They also got to find out about the range of careers in production arts and technology and how Fair Access can support them. Here are some of the things people said:
“There’s a lot of choices and opportunities at the Conservatoire; lighting, sound etc as well as art, production, design. I’m really interested in the Production Arts and Design course, and I’ve applied this year. The things I saw today have made me enthusiastic about possibly gaining a place on this course!”
“It was good to hear that there are different opportunities outwith further education which RCS helps with. Also seeing the lighting and sound desks as this is the pathway I wish to follow.”
“What was most interesting was finding out how much things go on back-stage and how much time and effort it takes to make a show come to life!”
Get In Touch!
If you’d like to find out more about our Get Into: Production sessions or to find out more about how Fair Access can help you, get in touch by our email at: email@example.com
Fair Access and WACI are thrilled to announce a Filmmaking Open Morning for Schools. You can sign up, and add up to five of your pupils, for a morning focused on finding out more about studying filmmaking. It will be a great opportunity to:
find out about our BA Filmmaking programme from the people who teach it
try your hand at screenwriting
hear what it’s like to study filmmaking from current students
see inside RCS, and get a feel for what it could be like to study here
get up close with filmmaking equipment
meet the Fair Access team and learn what support we can offer you and your pupils
When: Thursday 23 February Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm Where: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Renfrew Street Building
The Filmmaking Open Morning is for all young people with an interest in studying filmmaking. However, Fair Access will prioritise places for those who fall into our eligibility criteria of:
Last weekend Fair Access at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland worked with 20 young people from Mull Youth Theatre and Scottish Youth Theatre on a collaborative performance project.
We used storytelling, photography, lighting & sound design and contemporary performance to create a beautiful installation together at An Tobar. 50 people visited our installation on the first day. An Tobar were so impressed with our collaborative work they invited us to leave it up in the space for others to see.
We feel so lucky to have worked with young people on Mull. The spirit of the place was very present – we were made so welcome, the young people were mightily generous and we went on amazing creative adventures in such a short space of time.
In the words of the participants:
“It has been nice learning new things and meeting people that love doing their job. I have enjoyed this because we don’t get this opportunity a lot”.
“I enjoyed meeting new and experienced people. I enjoyed learning new skills, especially on the tech side of things”.
Thank you to Mull Youth Theatre for being brilliant hosts – we sincerely hope to visit and make something exciting together again soon.
Universities Scotland Event at the Scottish Parliament
Featuring RCS, Fair Access and GMAC Partnership
The RCS Filmmaking and Fair Access teams represented RCS at Universities Scotland’s Scottish Parliament reception on Tuesday 31 January, where Higher Education institutions showcased their inspiring contributions to the economic transformation of Scotland.
RCS and Fair Access highlighted our partnership with GMAC Film and the way we work together to support people into the film and television industry.
The photograph includes Dayton Mungai, BA Actors student and Fair Access Ambassador, BA Filmmaking graduate Colleen Bell and Kieran Howe, who graduated from the former BA Digital Film and Television programme. They’re joined by members of RCS’s Fair Access team and BA Filmmaking programme, along with Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, RCS Principal, and Shirley-Anne Somerville, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills.