Scenic Construction for the Theatre
Duration: one week
Hours of work: Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Please note there are no RADA scholarships available for short courses.
This beginners course is aimed at those with an interest in learning practical construction skills in carpentry and metalwork, and applying those skills to the theatrical environment.
It is an intensive and practical week long course in the use of equipment and techniques involved in translating the stage designer's requirements from sketch or technical drawing to full scale scenic elements. Demonstrations of the skills involved by RADA's teaching staff will be followed by the opportunity to try them for yourselves and produce several examples of functional pieces of basic stage scenery. This will involve the use of RADA's scenic construction workshops, which include both fully equipped wood and metal work spaces.
Students below the age of 17 are not normally accepted. Entrance is by written application. There is no upper age limit.
HOURS OF WORK (ALL COURSES)
Classes generally take place between 10:00am and 5:00pm, from Monday to Friday. Seminars/ classes are not optional. Students are expected to behave in a professional manner. Punctuality is essential; records are kept of class attendance and are taken into account when the RADA certificate is issued at the end of the course.