Warner Bros. has been RADA’s principal partner since 2008. The partnership has enabled RADA to develop a Film, TV and Radio division, helped us to reach out to people through our education work, and assisted some of our students through scholarships. The Film, TV and Radio division also makes six film shorts a year, allowing RADA students to experience film production on both sides of the camera alongside professionals.
Scholarships for our students are provided by Warner Bros. Creative Talent, which supports the next generation of UK creative industries’ talent through scholarships attached to work placements and mentoring, apprenticeships and training courses, giving people of all backgrounds invaluable industry experience and insight across Warner Bros.’ UK film, TV, games and theatre operations.
Mentoring and masterclasses
Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholars are also provided with an industry mentor and access to masterclasses delivered by senior Warner Bros. business leaders. My mentor has been very supportive, says student Jack Condon, who also praises the other opportunities offered to Warner Bros. Creative Talent scholars. We get to go to film screenings, which means I get to see things which I perhaps wouldn’t normally see. It’s really important to stay engaged with new film and theatre and reminds me that there is a world out there aside from my studies.
Edward Hicks, who heads up the Warner Bros.-supported Film, TV and Radio division at RADA, commented 'The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London visit is a great opportunity for our students to see how the skills they are learning in scenic art, prop making, and many other technical disciplines can be applied in film on such a large and impressive scale. It’s an inspiring and exciting day for everyone and a valuable contribution to their training.'