This class will be taught online and you can take part from the comfort of your own home. The RCS campus is open with a limited capacity for degree students only to ensure a safe learning environment for all.

**This course is currently full but please book onto the waiting list by clicking ‘book now’ to register your interest for further spaces. 

Like many conservatoires the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be using recordings and online interviews as part of their audition process this year.

This online weekend course is for people age 16+ who are interested in applying to the BA Acting programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. It is designed and led by experienced audition panel members and aims to equip you with a range of practical activities which will help you prepare your monologues to the best of your ability.

More people than ever are applying to Acting programmes and the audition process is highly competitive. Preparing a monologue goes far beyond learning lines. The panel will expect you to have a thorough understanding of what you are delivering and to have rehearsed your pieces to a high standard. Auditioning is a nerve wracking experience, but being prepared can stand you in good stead on the big day.

By the end of the weekend you should have:

  • an understanding of the new RCS audition process
  • used practical exercises to explore your chosen monologues (Shakespeare and Contemporary)
  • undertaken research activities which increase your understanding of the dramatic texts your monologues come from
  • covered the fundamental principles of character development
  • received advice on filming your monologues for audition purposes
  • developed a plan to continue preparing your monologues beyond the life of the course

Although this course specifically prepares students for audition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, it provides skills and experience transferable to other contexts.

You may also be interested in the follow up courses that guide you through the process of preparing for the BA Acting programme:

Choosing Audition Materials (online course) – 25 October 2020

Acting: Mock Audition (online course) – 9 and 10 January 2021

Please see How Does an Online Course Work? section for information about how the course will run and Course Preparation for what you will need to take part. 

Please note that when booking the course you will be asked to agree that you have read and understood our Pre-HE OnlineTeaching Policy 

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