Drama Project: Let's Make a Scene

WACI are delighted to announce a new online drama project: Let’s Make a Scene. If you’re interested in drama, acting and making theatre and want to be part of our digital production, sign up now!
If you are a pupil that goes to one of our 37 WACI schools or are part of the Transitions programme, you’re invited to join us to take part in an exciting new collaboration project!
 
Through the wonders of technology, theatre-maker Robbie Gordon will lead weekly sessions where you’ll get to create, critique and collaborate on a brand new digital performance which will be showcased online over the summer.
 
When: Weekly from Tue 16 June – Tue 28 July, 4-6pm
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Booking Now Closed
Deadline: Monday 15 June
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What will happen next:
You will receive an invite to join the first Let’s Make a Scene session via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 16th June — you can either download the Microsoft Teams app here or join via your browser (we’ve found that Google Chrome works best)
 
If you’d like to test Microsoft Teams before the session or anticipate having trouble getting connected, please don’t hesitate to contact the WACI team for help waci@rcs.ac.uk #LetsMakeAScene
 

Launching: Let's Sing in Scots

The WACI Team are delighted to announce the launch of the third in a series of online toolkits, Learning Scots Song

If you have ever wanted to learn to sing in Scots but didn’t know where to start, this project is for you! We’ll take you through the steps in learning to sing ‘Sands o’ the Shore’ featuring video tutorials from folk singer Josie Duncan with downloadable resources to help you along the way.

Our toolkits are open for anyone to use, so whether you’re a teacher looking for new resources to share, a young person at home who is keen to learn Scots Song, we really hope you will enjoy learning with us.

If you’d like to send in photos of you practising or videos of you singing what you’ve learned, we’d love to see them! We are hoping to choose some of them to feature on our social media and Vimeo page.  Also if you are sharing any photos or videos on social media be sure to tag us @RCSWACI and use the hashtag #WACILetsSingInScots

To get started click here!

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

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

Shakespeare in Schools Bookings Are Open!

Calling all WACI Schools!!

Teachers can now apply to become a participating school in our Shakespeare in Schools activity. Places are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. Not sure if your teacher knows about it or if they have applied? Let them know and get involved in spreading the word!

Who it is for: Those interested in performing arts.
When: Wed 30 Oct – Fri 1 Nov, during school time.
Where: In participating schools OR in-house at RCS

The Shakespeare in Schools initiative is offered in collaboration with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s BA Acting programme. BA Acting students are invited into participating schools to work with pupils on a piece of Shakespeare. This opportunity will give participants a greater understanding of Shakespeare’s text and help to foster an interest in his work.

Shakespeare in Schools includes:

  • Workshops on the themes of a Shakespearean play (Macbeth)
  • Observation of scenes from the play performed by BA Acting students
  • A devised performance based on the themes of the Shakespearean text by BA Acting students and your pupils
  • Tickets to see a performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in January/February

Shakespeare in Schools framework:

  • 9am – 3pm
  • Maximum number of 30 participants
  • Suitable for Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher Drama students. Also suitable for English classes with students happy to get involved in a drama style workshop.
  • A drama space or assembly hall is required to work in

*Update: Sign up for this has now closed.

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

WACI Short Courses - Applications Open!

This session WACI are delighted to be able to offer short introductory courses in various creative disciplines.

For S4 – S6 pupils, these short taster courses offer an introduction to Filmmaking, Contemporary Dance, Performance Skills and Theatre Production: Art & Design. Whether you’ve done something like this before or you just want to try something new, come along to get a taster of life in the Creative Industries, develop some new skills and (hopefully) have fun!

Filmmaking – An Introduction
This short course introduces pupils to the different aspects of the filmmaking process from the development of an original idea to students outlining, shooting, directing and editing into a finished product.

Contemporary Dance
This course is designed to give a practical and exciting introduction to the variety of
performance styles and career pathways in the dance industry.

Performance Skills
For aspiring theatre makers this short course explores the skills and techniques you may
need to study theatre at further or higher education.

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

When: Mondays from 6-8pm
Dates: 18 Feb – 25 Mar
Where: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew St, Glasgow

Book your place now:
To book a place please contact Widening Access to the Creative Industries on:

Email: WACI@rcs.ac.uk
Tel: 0141 270 8319

The following information is required:
• Pupil name, school and year group
• Email address
• Mobile phone number
• Name of short course you wish to attend

Booking Deadline: 5 Feb 2019