Whether you want a career as a performer, behind the scenes or even creating prosthetic make-up, look out in The Stage for the chance to applu for scholarships to some of the UK’s top courses. Throughout 2010, we will be joining forces with some of the country’s leading training institutions to give 11 aspiring performers the opportunity of a lifetime.
Whether you hope to one day tread the boards in a musical, stage manage a show of create special effects for television programmes, a range of scholarships worth more than £100,000 in total will be on offer to help launch your career in the performing arts.
Further details and application forms will be revealed throughout the year. This week, youngsters who will be school years 7, 8 or 9 in September 2010 can apply for a scholarship to Sylvia Young Theatre School. Now in its 19th year, the Stage scheme offers one full scholarship and two half scholarships.
Also coming over the year:
- Music - a one year full time diploma for singers at Vocaltech
- Dance/musical theatre - a full-time, three-year musical theatre course at Expressions Academy of Performing Arts, Mansfield
- Dance - a full-time, three-year dance diploma at Stella Mann College NEW FOR 2010
- Technical/backstage - a full-time, three-year BA Hons in Professional Production Skills at Guildford School of Acting NEW FOR 2010
- Make-up/costume - a four-week prosthetic make-up course at Greasepaint NEW FOR 2010
- Acting/musical theatre (postgraduate) - a full-time, one-year diploma in either acting or musical theatre from Mountview Academy of Performing Arts NEW FOR 2010
- Musical theatre - A full-time, three-year musical theatre diploma at Reynolds Performing Arts NEW FOR 2010
- Youth theatre - A place on the two-week National Youth Theatre summer course NEW FOR 2010
Application forms for the Sylvia Young scholarship are in this week’s paper - more details about each of the other scholarships will be revealed throughout 2010, so make sure you regularly pick up your copy of The Stage!
Also this week:
Adam Garcia, a judge on Sky 1’s new dance show Got to Dance explains why he was keen to get involved and how he would love to play Frank N Furter in the Rocky Horror Show
Something like So You Think You Can Dance is going to be about the very talented untrained or the brilliantly trained, and they will be 18 to 30-year-olds looking to be commercial dancers, West End dancers or in a contemporary group. Got to Dance is more about communities and what the have to offer, and it covers the whole gamut of the British dancing public
Theatre company Present Moment is performing Doctor Faustus at Stratford East’s Stratford Circus next week. Director Joss Bennathan explains how he is hoping to introduce new audiences to Marlowe’s classic
The first appearance of Mephistopheles is like the Terminator’s first appearance in the first film, where the people come back from the future, crouched, feral and naked. That’s how Mephistopheles appears first, too
With the performing arts industry facing a shortage of up to 30,000 trained technicians over the next decade, the National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural Skills has been hosting a series of careers events for students to shed light on the various opportunities backstage. We find out more
We meet Radio 2 legend Brian Matthew, and hear how the Sounds of the Sixties presenter and RADA graduate has never lost his passion for acting
Pantomime is cited by many as their introduction to theatre, but what signals are some of today’s jokes sending out to potential audiences? Is sneering humour and snobbery seeping into our festive frivolity?
Dear John: What changes should I make to my career plan for 2010?
Insight: A tough economic climate and a competitive market means that 2010 will be challenging for musical festival promoters
Maggie Brown: What do the last days of 2009 tell us about television in 2010?
Producer Andrew Fishwick on embracing the empty wall planner
Showpeople: Q&As with Mooky Cornish, Paul Miller, Don Reid, David Pendlebury
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