Young People's Production Arts

Young People's Production Arts

Young People’s Production Arts offers opportunities to explore Technical Theatre, Stage Management and Design, for young people aged 11-18.

Our courses and masterclasses give creative young people the opportunity to gain a real insight into drama school training and the wider ‘backstage’ industries. Specialist classes are delivered by a variety of professionals, in skills including lighting, sound, stage management, prop making, costume and set design.

YPPA meets throughout the year, offering a range of ways to get involved.

 

Masterclasses

Our masterclasses for ages 11-18 are held monthly. Working with industry professionals, you will learn specific skills and techniques. The masterclasses are not a course, and each one will be a standalone, so you can book as many or as few as you wish according to your interest. There is no audition/interview to take part in a masterclass.

To find out more, please get in touch via yppa@rwcmd.ac.uk.

 

Online Summer School

Monday 3 – Saturday 8 August 2020

Our Online Summer School is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 11-18, who are interested in working ‘backstage’, to work with RWCMD staff and professionals from the industry, exploring a range of skills and roles.

Sessions are free and take place online. We have classes in:

 

APPLYING FOR DRAMA SCHOOL Monday 3 August
1pm-3pm
Ages 11-18
Want a career ‘backstage’? Find out more about studying Technical Theatre, Stage Management and Design for Performance at RWCMD.
STAGE MANAGEMENT Tuesday 4 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
Learn about the vital role the Stage Management team plays in bringing an event to life.
LIGHTING DESIGN Wednesday 5 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
An introduction to the art and science of lighting for live performance.
SOUND DESIGN Thursday 6 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
An introduction to the realm of sound design for live performance.
SET DESIGN Friday 7 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
Discover the method that a set designer uses when creating the world of a live performance.
COSTUME DESIGN Saturday 8 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
Discover the process of a costume designer when creating looks for characters.

 

How to Apply

You can attend as many or few sessions as you wish throughout the week, depending on your interests.

To book your place, please download and complete our application and booking forms, and return by email to yppa@rwcmd.ac.uk.