Bachelor of Education (Music) Audition Prep

 Monologue Audition Prep 

7 & 14 November, 6 – 8pm

Two students with violins looking at teacher

Are you interested in studying to become a music teacher at College, University, or Conservatoire?

Sign up and join us in person at RCS for our workshops to help you prepare for your audition/interview!

Taking place from 6pm-8pm on Monday 7 & 14 November, the two workshops will be a great opportunity for you to: 

  • Prepare for the Audition/Interview Scenario
  • Receive Feedback and Top Tips
  • Ask questions about the Audition/Interview Process

Booking Deadline:
 2nd November

Remember, it can be any music education course that you are applying for at any institution to attend this workshop. You just need to be eligible to attend by being a WACI or Transitions student.

Not sure if you’re eligible to join WACI? Check on our website at: rcs.ac.uk/waci It’s free to join and all our events and activities are free for those who are eligible to sign up.

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Music Audition Prep 1:1s

 Music Audition Prep 1:1s 

24 – 28 October at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Young man with drum sticks, smiling

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

Join us at RCS for our one-to-one sessions to help you prepare for your interview and audition.

The sessions will be the perfect opportunity for you to:

  • receive feedback on your audition pieces
  • receive audition tips
  • be a little extra prepared for your audition

All genres and instruments are welcome.

 Book your place now  

Booking Deadline: 19 October

 Get in touch 

If you require further information or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Mentoring Week

 Mentoring Week 

3 – 7 October, 5pm

Two young people listening

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

Get Into: Production (Ayr)

 GET INTO: PRODUCTION (AYR) 

Open Day for 16+ and Twilight Session for Teachers

Girl holding a stick with glue dripping from it into pots.

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

Pathways Into The Creative Industries

 WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOLS 

Available to eligible Secondary Schools until June 2022

WACI and Transitions are offering fun practical workshops that will give pupils an insight into the creative industries and how we can help them in taking the next steps.

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Available for S3-S6 pupils, we are reaching out to our WACI schools and beyond. Open to pupils interested in Drama, Art and Design, Music, Dance, Media, Filmmaking, Production, Engineering, Woodwork and Carpentry, Sound, Electronics and more!

Sessions explore: 

  • What are the creative industries?  
  • What jobs do people actually do?  
  • How can you train to do this? 
  • What free training pathways can we offer to eligible pupils at RCS?

These sessions complement your activity in Developing the Young Workforce. 

 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information, have any questions or want to book your workshop, get in touch with Louise Brown at: l.brown5@rcs.ac.uk

Performance Trip: Cyrano De Bergerac

 PERFORMANCE TRIP 

Cyrano De Bergerac, 24 March at 7:30pm

WACI are delighted to announce their 2nd performance trip to see Cyrano de Bergerac

Poster for theatre performance featuring 4 people in 3 sections

About: James McAvoy will reprise his ‘stunningly powerful’ (Evening Standard) performance in this inventive and contemporary adaptation by Martin Crimp, with Jamie Lloyd directing a world-class cast, in an electrifying ensemble performance.

Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyrano almost has it all – if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac – or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?

When: 24 March at 7.30pm
Where: The Theatre Royal Glasgow

If you’re interested in joining us for this trip please head over to our bookings page here to secure your place, remember the tickets are free!


 Contact Us 

If you require any further information or have any questions, get in touch with WACI at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

On The Edge

 ‘On The Edge’ KeyWorker Projections 

A Collaboration with Bash Art Creative

Watch some of the KeyWorker Projection highlights produced by Bash Art Creative in collaboration with the Fair Access Department.

Throughout October and November of this year, a series of large-scale outdoor video installations were used to create creative portraitures and performances to explore the role of key workers, teachers, artists, and people who have made a significant contribution to our lives and communities in these testing times.

The portraits and performance workshops took place across Glasgow in localities such as Castlemilk, Drumchapel, Milton and Easterhouse. It was fantastic to see so many people come out and get involved with the project within their local communities.

Coming up next

You can get involved with our new workshops in 2022 if you live in Castlemilk and are interested in performance. Visit here for more information.  

Join Our Team!

WACI are looking for a new Coordinator to join our team.

⌛️Hours: Part-Time, 14hrs per week
💷 Rate: £25,709-£31,555 per annum, pro-rata
📃 Contract Term: Fixed Term until 31 July 2022

We are: seeking to appoint a Coordinator on a fixed-term basis for the Widening Access to the Creative Industries project.  You will support the Conservatoire’s widening access and participation programme in the performing and production arts for schools in the West of Scotland.

You will: devise and coordinate our Widening Access to the Creative Industries (WACI) programme to promote and deliver Fair Access provision at RCS and beyond. You will create dedicated access pathways from targeted disadvantaged and under-represented schools and communities, predominantly in the West of in Scotland. You will work closely with the Fair Access Team as well as students/participants and colleagues to ensure that activity is aligned with institutional priorities. You will be expected to work in close collaboration with a range of partners to ensure that the schools and community engagement activity is appropriate, effective and successful.

You will: have experience of working in an arts and/or education setting, Coordinating and developing educational/fair access projects for disadvantaged and/or under-represented groups and working with disadvantaged and under-represented communities and engaging those ‘hard to reach’ in education and/or the arts. You will have devised recruitment and/or schools/community engagement campaigns and experience of evaluating and reporting to a range of internal and external bodies and budgeting, finance and data systems.  You will be used to working in a busy environment with changing priorities.

This is a part-time, fixed-term position until July 2022. The role is funded by the Scottish Funding Council via Focus West.

To apply visit: www.rcs.ac.uk/vacancies
⏰ Deadline: 10 December

Audition and Interview Prep: Singing, Filmmaking and Theatre Production

WACI are delighted to offer workshops for those who are thinking about applying to study at college, university or conservatoire for music, musical theatrefilmmaking or theatre production:


Singing Audition Prep

Young person singing on stage

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 29 Nov, 1 Dec, 6 Dec and 9 Dec  6-8pm (please note change of date)
Who: For pupils required to sing as part of an audition process when applying for a higher education course.

Our audition prep will:
Yellow star Help you select audition pieces
Yellow star Prepare you for the audition scenario
Yellow star Receive performance feedback

*Bookings are now closed*

 

Filmmaking Interview Prep

Two young people holding paper at a desk like newsreaders

When: Tue 23 Nov and Thu 25 Nov,  6-8pm
Who: For pupils who are thinking about studying filmmaking

Our interview prep will:
Yellow star Give you an understanding of the Filmmaking course at RCS
Yellow star Prepare you for the interview scenario
Yellow star Give an understanding of what will be expected from the critical writing and technical portfolios

*Bookings are now closed*

 

Theatre Production Interview Prep

Person holding foils over a light in a darkened room.

When: Tue 23 Nov and Thu 25 Nov,  6-8pm
Who: For pupils who are thinking about studying theatre production

Our interview prep will:
Yellow star Give you an understanding of the Production course at RCS
Yellow star Prepare you for the interview scenario
Yellow star Give an understanding of what will be expected from any portfolios or evidence of practical work

*Bookings are now closed*


Does it cost anything to attend?

All our workshops are fully-funded opportunities for those in the West Coast of Scotland who are:

Contact Us

📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk
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Fair Access Expo 2021

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

Come along and join us on Thursday 4th November for open discussions around Widening Access to the Arts. 

We are delighted that the wonderful screen actor Julie Hesmondhalgh will be opening the Expo, sharing her passion for the arts and its power to transform lives and communities. We will also be sharing stories and flagging up opportunities for people interested in a career in Dance, Drama, Music, Film, Production, Theatre and the Performing Arts. 

This year, the main discussions that you can take part in are:

 Young People as Champions of Widening Access to the Arts 
A group of young people will come together to share their experience of choosing the arts as a pathway. We’ll delve into what it’s been like and how they see themselves moving forward.    

 Where Theatre Meets Film 
In this discussion we will hear from theatre-makers and filmmakers and people who do both – we will explore the many varied opportunities that are available in Film and theatre and how both practical and creative disciplines can straddle both art forms.   

 Being Working Class in The Arts 
A career in the arts is not always celebrated as a life choice or even as an option at all – in this panel we will hear from a panel of speakers from working-class communities who have forged creative careers, often against the odds.   


Registration now closed!

Head over to rcs.ac.uk/fair-access-expo to watch again


Attention all teachers and community groups:

If you would like to make a day of it and are able to host the event streamed live into your classroom/space, we have goodies!!! Register your interest in hosting a live stream of the Fair Access Expo to your young folks and we will send you through a box of goodies to give out on the day. Request your pack in Question 4 of the form by telling us roughly how many young people you are hoping will attend. The event will run from 12noon – 3pm.