PARTNERS AND LINKS
The Lir: Ireland’s National Academy of Dramatic Art
at Trinity College Dublin
The Lir, is a new academy for Dramatic Arts at Trinity College Dublin developed with collaboration from the Cathal Ryan Trust and in association with RADA. It offers conservatoire-style training for the theatre and related professions with its philosophy of training and courses modelled on RADA.
The training offered by The Lir takes place in an exciting new building designed specifically for the range of courses on offer. Situated in the Trinity Technology and Enterprise Campus at Grand Canal Dock close to the new cultural quarter of Dublin, The Lir Academy includes 2 black box performance studios, a dance studio, technical workshop, wardrobe workshop and a range of flexible teaching space to suit the training needs of theatre practitioners.
Students at The Lir come from very diverse backgrounds and are accepted on the basis of exceptional natural talent. A series of auditions and interviews form the basis of the admission process. For more information and to download application forms, please contact www.thelir.ie or follow us on Twitter and Facebook
RADA is working with Santander to deliver an internship scheme which offers employers 50% funding for final year students and recent graduates to undertake an internship in local SME's. RADA is a member of the Santander Universities UK network.
Participating companies need to be a Small to Medium Sized Enterprise with a turnover of less than £50m per year and a maximum of 250 employees. They need to be based in London or the surrounding areas. Companies will need to work with a final year student at, or a recent graduate of, RADA. They can be from any discipline. The internship should be three months in duration and the student should be remunerated £1000 per month (Santander will fund 50% with the company funding the remainder). All internships must begin by 30th June 2013 at the latest but you can begin earlier than this.
CAMBRIDGE SCHOOL OF VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
DRAMA FOUNDATION COURSE
This one-year course, designed and delivered in association with RADA, provides an exciting and challenging introduction to the world of theatre, and prepares students to apply for further vocational training. Fundamental to the Foundation is the focus on audition coaching, monologue development and the core disciplines required for future study. Students benefit from a number of master classes delivered by visiting specialist RADA tutors. During the year the students attend performances of several RADA productions and complete the RADA Shakespeare Certificate examinations.
Click here to visit the Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts website.
Case Western Reserve University
A new collaboration between Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and RADA offers students the unique opportunity to pursuean academic study of European theatre history, while sharpening their theatrical skills through classes in voice, clown, physical performance, dance, combat, and singing: all supported by tutorials, seminars, and one-on-one constructive criticism and feedback.
Students will spend three to four weeks studying a particular Timemark in European Theatre History, exploring its songs, dances, combat and associated performance styles. The course culminates in a studio presentation in one of RADA's theatres. Whereas the traditional study abroad experience limits students to one area of study, the new RADA-CWRU programme combines conservatory training with an academic component, challenging students not only to explore various performance styles, but to research the four Timemarks and synthesize their analysis to create vibrant performances.
Students can take advantage of RADA's Central London location and make study at the academy an immersive experience - from the rigorous and rewarding classroom work to sampling some of the finest theatre in the world. The RADA-CWRU program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students.
Hear from Geoff Bullen, Associate Director of RADA, discuss the CWRU in London programme.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
For over 10 years, New York University Tisch School of the Arts has been collaborating with RADA to deliver a widely acclaimed Shakespeare in Performance programme. This course has given over 250 students from the United States, the opportunity to become immersed for a semester in the world of Shakespeare, absorbing the skills necessary to tackle many areas of Elizabethan and Jacobean Theatre.
During the semester there are presentations involving Song, Dance, Sonnets, Combat, Clowning, Monologues and Scene Study; there are two Play Projects and the program concludes with an ensemble Studio Production in one of the Academy's theatres.
The program contains a notable amount of one-to-one teaching, while the comprehensive series of skills classes offered reflects the 'conservatoire' training for which RADA is renowned.
This training is not available in the United States, and New York University has designated it as "a learning opportunity that is second to none".
See a video of some recent Shakespeare in Performance students talking about the course and what it meant to them.
Recruitment is the direct responsibility of TISCH Special Programs and if you need more information please do not hesitate to contact them at:
Tisch School of the Arts,
Office of Special Programs
721 Broadway, 12th Floor
New York NY 10003
Phone: 212 998 1500 Fax: 212 995 4578