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WACI x RCS Summer School Scholarships

 SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Now Open for Application

WACI are delighted to announce that our scholarships for RCS Summer Schools are now open for applications. 

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Each WACI pupil can now apply for a fully-funded place on an RCS Summer School of their choice (subject to availability). Taking place throughout the summer holidays, these courses offer you the chance to try something new or develop your existing experience within your chosen art form.

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 where spaces 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, firstly register with the WACI programme

2. Then, 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.

Deadline for applications

Monday 6 June 

 Get In Touch 

If you require some help filling in your application or have any questions, get in touch with the team at: waci@rcs.ac.uk

Production Arts CLPD for Secondary Teachers

 PRODUCTION ARTS CLPD FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS 

Events throughout May 2022

Do you teach expressive arts? Need support in delivering production-focused skills for Nat 5 or Higher? Book onto our exciting CLPD sessions, delivered throughout May, aimed at developing your production arts skills.


Session 1: Lighting

When: 12 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: All Saints, 299 Ryehill Road, Glasgow G21 3EN

From a creative point of view, explore what makes an effective lighting design, how to achieve effective lighting with different types of equipment and how to use lights and equipment correctly.  Led by Dave Evans, RCS Lighting Tutor. 


Session 2: Set Design

When: 19 May, 4 – 6:30pm
Where: RCS Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow G4 9RR

Introducing the design and production process including basic ground plans, elevations, models and scene changes.  Consider how to transform a space with a limited budget and lots of imagination. You’ll also be given the opportunity to explore the Design facilities at Wallace Studios. Led by Robin Peoples, Lecturer in Design at RCS.  


Session 3: Costume

When: 26 May, 4 – 6pm (+ 6 – 7pm)
Where: RCS Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Road, Glasgow G4 9RR

Introducing the costume design process, including costume drawings, costume plots and garment lists.  Explore how to adapt everyday clothes into theatrical costumes on a budget.  Also, from 6pm -7pm you can explore the Costume facilities at Wallace Studios and see design and lighting come together in practice within a performance space at RCS Renfrew Street. Led by Robin Peoples, Lecturer in Design at RCS.  


Session 4: Make-Up

When: 31 May, 4 – 6pm
Where: Rosshall Academy, 131 Crookston Road, Glasgow G52 3PD

Discover how to design and apply character makeup, supplementing the use of theatrical makeup with high street-bought cosmetics to achieve particular effects. Understand what to be aware of in terms of using makeup tools and materials safely and hygienically.  Led by Debbie Montgomery, Freelance Make-Up Artist.


 

To secure your place on any of the workshops available, please follow the booking link below:


 Get In Touch 

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

In partnership with Glasgow City Council’s CREATE.

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

48 Hour Film Challenge

 48 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE 

Make a Movie in Just 48 Hours, 2 & 3 April

Fair Access has organised a jam-packed weekend of opportunities to learn about sound and film production. You’ll also be able to find out about the many exciting careers to be had in the creative industries.
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📸: Brian Hartley

When: Sat 2 and Sun 3 April 2022, 10am – 4pm
Where: The Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
Cost: Free
For people aged: 14 – 18

Clap a Clapperboard • Shout Action • Get behind the Camera • Act • Story Board Animate • Write, Document or Tell a Story • Make Noise • Dive in with Hydroponic  Mics • Operate a Boom Pole • Edit • Produce

Try Everything or Try Just One Thing
Absolute Beginners & Beyond Welcome



Hands-on experience combining your tech; your phone, your tablet, your iPad with industry standards: Canon, Sennheiser, Adobe, Ableton, Moog, Soma, Rycote, Røde and Push.

Make a Drama Documentary
An Animation Underscore with Sound FX & Music
Make a Movie in just 48 Hours

 Contact Fair Access 

If you require any further information or have any questions, get in touch with Fair Access at: fairaccesshello@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

Announcing: Come and Try Online Festival 2022

 COME & TRY ONLINE FESTIVAL 

Short Courses, Masterclasses and In Conversations, 5 – 15 April

WACI are delighted to announce that applications for our Come and Try Online Festival are now open! 

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Whether you’ve already got loads of experience or you want to try something for the first time, the Come and Try Online Festival is a great way to get your creativity flowing, work with experienced artists and meet other young people who are into the same things as you are. 

Taking place from 5 – 15 April, all of the workshops and Q&A sessions will take place on Zoom – and best of all, it’s all free!

 Programme of Events 

In Conversation
These sessions are for everyone:

Making Music on a Budget

Combating Barriers in the Arts

Balancing your Mental Health with your Artform

Short Courses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Let’s Make a Scene

Let’s Make Music

Storytelling for Film 

Masterclasses
Open to secondary school-age pupils: 

Musical Theatre

Costume Design for Theatre

Devising Monologues 

Improvising and Accompanying in Music

Production for TV and Film


Button that takes you to registration formDeadline for booking: 29 March


 

 Priority Places 

Please note that priority places will be given to pupils who are in the West of Scotland that: 

However, the festival is also open to: 

 Contact Us 

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

Join Our Fair Access Virtual Drama Group!

 FAIR ACCESS VIRTUAL DRAMA GROUP (FAVDG) 

Thursday Evenings, March 2022

If you have ever wanted to try out acting, directing or writing then the Fair Access Online Drama Group could be the place for you! 

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This group is about trying out new ideas, building performance skills, gaining confidence, and learning about all of the different elements that make great theatre happen. You will meet other young people from all over Scotland who are also interested in theatre and performance. It’s a chance to share your ideas, speak your mind, make connections, and create new work together.

Who can sign-up:

You’re invited to apply and join us for our virtual drama collaboration if you meet one of the following criteria:

When it will happen:

The workshops all take place at 5pm on the following dates:

  • Thursday 3 March
  • Thursday 10 of March
  • Thursday 17 March
  • Thursday 24 March

Please make sure you can attend all these dates before you sign up.


How to take part:

Sign up for the project via this online form
Deadline: 28 Feb


On the Sign-Up form you will be asked:

  • Contact information
  • About your experience/interest in drama

Don’t worry if you’re new to drama or you don’t have any acting experience. Knowing what level everyone is at is just helpful for us when we’re planning the sessions.

What will happen next:

Tom Arnott leading the project will organise 4 different online ‘meet-ups’. These meet-ups will be an opportunity to have conversations as a group, discuss and workshop ideas and ultimately decide what you’d like to create together.

About Tom:

Tom Fergus Arnott is a freelance facilitator, filmmaker, writer and performer based in Glasgow. Tom has recently worked on projects with Birds of Paradise Theatre Company, Citizens Theatre, and on Conference of the Birds (alongside the COP26 Conference).

 

Join Our Fair Access Virtual Band

 FAIR ACCESS VIRTUAL BAND (FAVB) 

Wednesday Evenings, March 2022

Do you sing or play an instrument? Want to meet like-minded young people? Get involved with the Fair Access Virtual Band!

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Who can sign-up:

You’re invited to apply and join us for another musical collaboration if you meet one of the following criteria:

When it will happen:

The workshops all take place at 5pm on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 2 March
  • Wednesday 9 of March
  • Wednesday 16 March
  • Wednesday 30 March

Please make sure you can attend all these dates before you sign up.


How to take part:

*ENROLMENT IN THIS ACTIVITY IS NOW CLOSED*
Deadline: 28 Feb


On the Sign-Up form you will be asked:

  • Your main instrument.
  • Your ability (beginner, intermediate and advanced) 
  • If you can comfortably sight-read or follow a chord chart.
  • If you have access to a device that will allow you to record a video with audio.

Don’t worry if you’re new to music or you’re not a confident sight-reader, everyone is welcome. Knowing what level everyone is at is just helpful for us when we’re pulling together the music.

What will happen next:

Owen Sinclair, the Musician leading the project will organise 4 different online ‘meet-ups’. These meet-ups will be an opportunity to have conversations as a band, discuss various musical genres, workshop ideas and ultimately decide what music you’d like to work on together.

Once we’ve decided what we’d like to record:

  • You will be sent a guide track accompanied by either a score, chord chart or lyrics. This will be suitable for your ability level and instrument.
  • There will be an online tutorial session
  • You will then record your video and send it in
  • All parts will be edited together to create a showcase of the Fair Access Virtual Band

About Owen:

Owen is a multi-instrumentalist, percussionist and singer who has been working in Scotland’s vibrant folk scene. You can check out some of his projects here:

Creative Clusters - Spring 2022

 CREATIVE CLUSTERS 

Spring 2022!

Fair Access at RCS are planning two clusters of creative activity for Spring 2022, in Ayr and Easterhouse, Glasgow.  Our Easterhouse Creative Cluster will be based at Platform, and see workshops delivered for young people in partnership with GMAC Film and an RCS CPP artist.  This will provide participants with a taster of both artforms and offer opportunities for continued activity with Fair Access. 

We hope to work in partnership with local community organisation FARE and to offer pre-projects tasters at Lochend Secondary School.

For our Ayrshire Creative Cluster, we will offer local people a project exploring spoken word and sound design / production.  We hope to work once more in partnership with the Gaiety Theatre, South Ayrshire Champions Board and the music departments of local secondary schools.

For further information regarding these Creative Clusters you can contact our Fair Access Outreach and Engagement Officer, Louise Brown, on: L.Brown5@rcs.ac.uk

Advice and Guidance Sessions

 ADVICE AND GUIDANCE SESSIONS 

Throughout the Year

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📸 Robbie Mcfadzean

WACI are offering advice and guidance sessions to all students. This would be perfect for anyone who is:

  • Starting to think about studying a performing or production art course
  • Interested in the performing or production arts but don’t know where to start
  • Currently involved in the performing or production arts and would like to take it a step further
  • OR anything that you’d like to talk about
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in or if you know a young person that would benefit from this, get in touch via email on 📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk with ‘Advice and Guidance’ in the subject line.