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:

 

BACKSTAGE CAREERS AND DRAMA SCHOOL Q&A 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.
INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTING Tuesday 4 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
An introduction to the art and science of lighting for live performance.
INTRODUCTION TO SOUND Wednesday 5 August
10am-12pm (Ages 11-14)
1pm-3pm (Ages 15-18)
An introduction to the realm of sound design for live performance.
FOUNDATIONS OF STAGE MANAGEMENT Thursday 6 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.
EXPLORING 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.
EXPLORING 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

Summer school applications are now closed. If you would like to join our mailing list about future opportunities, please email yppa@rwcmd.ac.uk.