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Course overview

RADA has achieved an international reputation for training actors who are widely acknowledged for their singing ability. This course gives you a taster of the transformational vocal training our students receive on the BA (Hons) in Acting.

This exciting online course offers a totally bespoke and intensive look at singing from an actor’s perspective and is led by RADA's Lead Singing Tutor, Jane Streeton, and Singing Teacher Philip Raymond, co-authors of our RADA publication: Singing on Stage: An Actor’s Guide.

During the course, you will work intensively on strategies to improve your singing from both a technical and an imaginative point of view. The course will have no more than twelve students, and will run over five consecutive days from 27-31 July 2020.

We will work with songs of your choice.

  • Day one - whole group class along with small group sessions.
  • Day two – one-hour individual singing lesson along with a short group session at the end of the day.
  • Day three - all-day masterclasses.
  • Day four – one-hour individual singing lessons, along with a short group session at the end of the day.
  • Day five - masterclass and sharing of work.

Entry requirements

16+. There is no upper age limit.

Entrance is by written application.

The course is active and participatory, and appropriate for students with an intermediate to advanced standard of singing. Participants will be expected to provide their own backing tracks and sheet music.

Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

If, for any reason, the Course Director feels that you have not enough experience, your application will be unsuccessful.

Further information

Student numbers for the course are kept deliberately small, in order to give you the benefit of working one-to-one with our expert teachers, and enabling us to tailor the course to the individual student. Detailed feedback will be a very important element of all the teaching.

Throughout the course you will be given guidance on technique and developing your repertoire.

The course is not a casual undertaking: total commitment to punctuality, discipline and preparation is required from every student.

Students should have some experience of performance, and be prepared to present material in front of other students.

Hours

Classes will generally take place between 2pm and 7pm (UK time). NB. On Tuesday and Thursday some participants may be scheduled with their individual class from 11.30am. International time zones will be taken into consideration when allocating these times. You will be expected to treat classes as professional rehearsal calls. Punctuality is essential.

How to apply

This course is full. Please email sallypower@rada.ac.uk to join the waiting list.

Frequently asked questions and terms and conditions

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

Can RADA help me to find accommodation?

Accommodation is not provided for this course.

What is the cancellation policy?

Once you are accepted onto the course - you will receive full details of our cancellation policy.

Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

Rules and regulations of the Academy

All students must undertake to adhere to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy. The Academy’s Director or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.

Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals or presentations.

Students must understand, conform and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.

All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.

Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.

Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.

RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity or sexuality. We welcome applicants from disabled people and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is mainly housed in a newly-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.

Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.

It is strongly recommended that students insure themselves to cover any medical or transport costs and loss of fees in the event of illness or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry on its work.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises. These are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm. Parents are therefore advised to ensure that adequate supervision of activities undertaken in the evening and at weekends is provided, as appropriate, during the duration of the course.