This Contemporary Performance Practice programme is delivered within the Junior Conservatoire of Drama and is for young, aspiring performance makers. We are looking for young people who wish to develop their skills as innovative and socially-engaged performers, directors, teachers, and cultural leaders, and who can realise their aspirations to create and shape the future of new work.

This Juniors programme could be for you if you are passionate about creating performance, but you’re unsure of what you’d specifically like to do in the field.

You will benefit from learning within a conservatoire environment and have the opportunity to take part in Bridge Week, an interdisciplinary celebration where students from across the Junior Conservatoire come together to devise and perform new work within one of the Royal Conservatoire’s professional venues. As the national conservatoire of Scotland, we have strong partnerships with the professional industry and your learning may be enhanced by masterclasses from guest artists within the sector.

By studying on this Juniors Contemporary Performance Practice programme, you will:

  • explore the role of the contemporary performer
  • learn how to devise your own ideas and collaborate with others
  • develop movement, voice and text skills
  • learn how to incorporate new technologies to create innovative performance
  • participate in end of term sharings and Bridge Week performance opportunities

Entry to the programme is by audition only and we accept a small number of students each year into the programme to allow us to focus our teaching on each individual’s development.

The programme runs from September to June each year, and there are three levels of study available depending on your ability and experience. Many students join us at level 1 and progress through the level to graduate from the Junior Conservatoire, having completed the full three years of study.

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