Filmmaking Workshops in Lochaber and Oban

 Filmmaking Workshops 

Community Collaborations:

Ardnamurchan, Lochaber and Oban

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Hannah Hunter and WACI have been to visit Ardnamurchan, Lochaber and Oban High Schools to deliver introductory Filmmaking workshops. The workshops looked at film theory and style whilst giving the students hands-on directing experience. Hannah is an RCS BA Filmmaking student and Ardnamurchan High School alumni. This gave the students an opportunity to hear how Hannah developed her film skills whilst based in a rural community.

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If you have any questions or queries or would like to know how to get involved with WACI, please email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

WACI X RCS Production in Argyll

 WACI x RCS Production 

Community Collaborations:

Tiree and Oban Sounds Design Workshops

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WACI and sound lecturer, Clare Hibbard, from the RCS Production Technology and Management (PTM) department have been out and about in Argyll delivering an introduction to sound design workshops for students in Oban and Tiree High Schools. It was a great opportunity to get out and meet teachers and students in the West Coast communities to talk about WACI, RCS and all things sound production. Clare delivered a fascinating workshop on how industry professionals approach designing sound for theatre and film and certainly got the students thinking about pathways and careers in production.

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If you have any questions or queries or would like to know how to get involved with WACI, please email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Introduction to Animation

 Introduction to Animation 

Mondays Evenings in February – May
5pm – 6:30pm

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Where: Online  Cost: Free
Dates: 26 Feb, 4, 18, 25 March, 22, 29 April, 6 May

Do you live in the East of Scotland and would you like to learn about the art of animation, explore various digital creative tools and create your own animation project? Join our engaging animation and storytelling workshop series. It is perfect for beginners and is free to attend.

Throughout the course of three months, you will be able to develop your own stories and animations through a series of workshops. Workshops will cover different aspects of animation, such as:

  • storytelling
  • creating animated comics
  • developing characters
  • production

We will also cover the following for animation and film:

  • music
  • sound effects
  • voice-overs

Exploring a range of techniques and tools, this course will be a great opportunity to explore your creativity through an understanding of the animation process.

* Applications now closed *

Please note: WACI works with those facing barriers in accessing the arts, such as those:

This project will also prioritise those living in the East of Scotland.

Contact us: If you have any questions or queries, get in touch with the team at waci@rcs.ac.uk

WACI X RCS Summer School Scholarships

 SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Now Open for Application

WACI are delighted to announce that our scholarship programme for RCS Summer Schools is now open for applications. The RCS Summer Schools have something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner or more experienced, you can apply now to take part.

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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 and spaces fill up quickly. The scholarships are selected at random and based on the availability of places on each course. A WACI scholarship will cover the full cost of your chosen course.

Alongside the Summer School Scholarships, WACI can offer some financial support to assist with travel and accommodation costs for those with a WACI Summer School Scholarship who live in rural areas of Scotland.

How to apply

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.

* Applications now closed *

Deadline: Wednesday 1 May, 12 noon

Please Note

WACI will prioritise those facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

Get in touch and we can check your postcode for you. 

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If you have any questions about this activity, please email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Filmmaking Interview Prep

 Filmmaking Interview Prep 

Tuesday 10 October, 5 – 7pm

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Are you thinking about applying to study filmmaking at a college, university or conservatoire? Join us for our Filmmaking Interview Prep Workshop.

This workshop will be a great opportunity for you to:

  • Learn more about what it’s like to study filmmaking
  • Prepare for the interview scenario
  • Receive tips on how to improve your interview
  • Answer any questions you may have
When: Tuesday 10 October, 5 – 7pm
Where: Online

* Applications now closed *

Booking Deadline: 9 October, 12 noon

Please note: WACI will prioritise those facing barriers in accessing the arts such as those who are:

Get in touch and we can check your postcode for you. 

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If you have any questions about this activity, please email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

One to One Music Audition Prep

 One-to-One 

 Music Audition Advice 

October 2023

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WACI are pleased to announce our new round of one-to-one sessions for music audition preparation. If you are in the process, or thinking, of applying to study music at a college, university or conservatoire, these sessions are for you!

Our one-to-one music advice sessions are a great opportunity to:

  • Learn more about the audition experience
  • Receive tips on how to improve your audition
  • Build your confidence in auditioning

We have a range of one-hour slots available throughout the second week of October:

October schedule of dates

Please note: All sessions will take place online. You can indicate which slot you prefer by filling out our booking form linked below:

* Applications now closed *

Booking Deadline: Wed 4 Oct, 12noon

Please note: WACI will prioritise those facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

Get in touch and we can check your postcode for you. 

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If you have any questions about this activity, please email: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Monologue Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

19 September – 5 October

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Have you applied or are you thinking about applying to study drama at a college, university or conservatoire?

Join us at RCS for our workshops in helping you prepare for your audition.

The workshops will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • help select your monologues
  • prepare for the audition scenario
  • receive performance feedback

Taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 8pm on the following dates in September and October:

Tuesday Thursday
19 September 21 September
26 September 28 September
3 October 5 October

 Book your place on our form here 

Note: Fair Access is funded to support young people who face the greatest barriers in accessing the arts. Teachers are welcome to book up to four of your directing students onto this session who meet the following criteria:

  • living in a SIMD20 postcode and/or
  • care experienced or estranged and/or
  • identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (living at a SIMD20 or 40 postcode).

You can check your postcode here or the team can check it for you.

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If you have any questions or any issues with filling out the form, please get in touch at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Masterclass for Schools: Directing

 Masterclass for Schools: 

 Directing 

Wednesday 11 October, 9:30am – 1pm

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Do you teach pupils who have been chosen to be assessed as Directors for Higher or Advanced Higher Drama? Then our Masterclass for Schools: Directing is for you.

This workshop aims to help your young people achieve as highly as possible in their practical directing, in relation to the SQA Marking Criteria. Your pupils will be supported to get up on their feet and share ways to bring text to life. 

Come along with your Directing candidates and let’s pool our resources to give them the best opportunities for success. 

When: Wednesday 11 October, 9:30am – 1pm
Where: RCS, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
Who is it for: Teachers of Drama and their pupils

* Applications now closed *

This workshop will be led by Linda Duncan McLaughlin (Director) and Neil Millar (Education Scotland) and is in partnership with Glasgow CREATE.

‘This was such an enjoyable and insightful session in how I might approach directing.’

‘It was valuable to see the process that a director goes through in the rehearsal room and processes you can take an actor through.’

Note: Fair Access is funded to support young people who face the greatest barriers in accessing the arts. Teachers are welcome to book up to four of your directing students onto this session who meet the following criteria:

  • living in a SIMD20 postcode and/or
  • care experienced or estranged and/or
  • identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (living at a SIMD20 or 40 postcode).

You can check your postcode here or the team can check it for you.

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If you have any questions or any issues with filling out the form, please get in touch at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Focus on Applications: DDPF

 Focus on Applications for 

 Dance, Drama, Production and Filmmaking 

Tuesday 12 & Thursday 14 September

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Want to discover more about studying dance, drama, production or filmmaking? Then our Focus on Applications for DDPF sessions are for you.

These two free sessions will be a great chance to:

  • Learn about studying at a college, university or conservatoire in dance, drama, production or filmmaking
  • Gain an understanding of the application process
  • Get top tips on how to write 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.

When: 12 & 14 September, 5-7pm
Where: Online (via Zoom)
Who is it for: Eligible S5 and S6 pupils who are looking to apply to study the arts in further or higher education

* Applications now closed *

Note: Fair Access will prioritise those facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

  • living in an SIMD20 postcode and/or
  • care experienced or estranged and/or
  • identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (living at an SIMD20 or 40 postcode).

You can check your postcode here or if you contact the team we can check for you.

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If you have any questions or any issues with filling out the form, please get in touch at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Focus on Applications: Music

 Focus on Applications for Music 

Tuesday 29 & Thursday 31 August

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Want to discover more about applying to and studying music? Then our Focus on Applications for Music sessions are for you.

These two free sessions will be a great chance to:

  • Learn about studying music at a college, university or conservatoire
  • Gain an understanding of the application process
  • Get top tips on how to write 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.

When: 29 & 31 August, 5-7pm
Where: Online (via Zoom)
Who is it for: Eligible S5 and S6 pupils who are looking to apply to study music in further or higher education

* Applications now closed *

Note: Fair Access will prioritise those facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

  • living in an SIMD20 postcode and/or
  • care experienced or estranged and/or
  • identifying as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Colour (living at an SIMD20 or 40 postcode).

You can check your postcode here or if you contact the team we can check for you.

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If you have any questions or any issues with filling out the form, please get in touch at: waci@rcs.ac.uk