Opportunity: The UK’s only degree for D/deaf performers opens applications for 2018 #ad

Posted on November 22, 2017

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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has opened applications for its next cohort of students for the groundbreaking BA Performance in British Sign Language and English programme, delivered in association with Solar Bear theatre company.

This three-year programme, the first of its kind in the UK, was designed to provide conservatoire-level training for talented D/deaf or hard of hearing performers who aspire towards a career in the professional industry.

The Royal Conservatoire hopes this degree course will challenge perceptions, celebrate diversity and enrich the talent pool of performers in the UK.

Through the degree, students are taught to be both actors and makers of work, exploring innovative ways of creating performance through British Sign Language and English. Students have fully-qualified BSL interpreters in class, on stage and in rehearsal.

Claire Lamont is Head of the BA Performance in British Sign Language and English and is excited about the creative possibilities that exist when using English and BSL:

“The Royal Conservatoire’s BA Performance in British Sign Language and English programme is breaking new ground. As well as delivering dedicated professional performance education for students, we are providing the industry with a new generation of talented and diverse performers.”

The BA Performance’s first cohort of students is currently on a Scottish tour with their production of Caryl Churchill’s Love and Information.

More information about the programme is available online at www.rcs.ac.uk/baperformance or you can get in touch with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland at hello@rcs.ac.uk. The application deadline is 15 January 2018.

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