DATES: TBC- watch this space!
WHAT'S ON OFFER?
Creative and Media Arts Pathway. This consists of Photography, Art, Digital Design and Film Making:
BRIT Autumn school offers an exciting Photography course that will explore Digital SLR photography. Alongside this, students can use one of our Mac suites to digitally enhance their work in Photoshop. Every lesson is practical in nature, giving students the practical knowledge to follow their own creative vision. With Digital SLRs, students will learn how to compose their shot, work with both natural light and studio set-ups, and develop their creative thinking by responding to briefs and reworking their pieces in Photoshop.
Art offers a space for students to explore their creative potential and express themselves visually. Students will be introduced to a wide range of materials, from developing their observational and imaginative drawing skills to experimenting with digital image-making. They will explore both 2D and 3D work.Over the course of a week, students will produce a collection of works, both finished pieces and experimental works.
Digital Design has been designed to offer a wide selection of creative computing disciplines to students interested in creative and digital technology. Students will develop their computer skills and explore digital ways of expressing their creative ideas.
This is a very practical class with regular briefs, where the teacher works 1:1 and collaboratively with the students. Students will be set a task, develop ideas, experiment, and produce an outcome.
Film Making is a creative, fun and contemporary subject. It enables students to embrace their imagination and enter a place where their dreams and ideas can become reality. Students will develop their skills in storytelling, planning, filming, directing and producing before finally experiencing editing their footage using Final Cut Pro/Adobe Premiere Pro in the Mac suite. We promote teamwork, a particular strength that filmmaking provides, ensuring students gain long-term friendships with their peers.
Performing Arts Pathway. This consists of Dance, Singing, Theatre and Musical Theatre:
During the BRIT autumn school Dance classes, we will work on strength, flexibility and coordination through warm-ups and technical exercises. Dance offers students the opportunity to learn about posture, coordination and placement. Classes will encourage children to lose inhibitions and gain confidence while developing greater balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. We will cover several genres of dance including street/commercial, contemporary/lyrical and technical jazz.
In the younger classes children are introduced to a varied repertoire consisting of musical theatre, pop and jazz, so that they are able to develop their individual musical ears and learn to pick up new melodies quickly. There is focus on vocal expression, phrasing, breathing and dynamics to convey the right mood. General vocal technique areas are covered to gain a broad understanding, with an emphasis on breathing and articulation. Classes with older students are encouraged to aim for a high standard of work, and to be more explorative in their listening outside of class. Attention is given to finer details to help achieve a more precise result with focus on phrasing and rhythmic awareness.
At the end of each week, there will be an informal sharing day in a BRIT theatre to the other Performing arts students.
The theatre classes at BRIT autumn school allow students to be creative and develop work that they might not get the chance to create at school. The removal of grades and written work allows them to explore their own imaginations in an uninhibited way, which produces some very interesting work and allows each student to better understand their own strengths, weaknesses and passions when it comes to acting. Our theatre classes are not about working to a tight script; instead, children are encouraged to improvise, work on physical theatre and develop their own characters. At the end of each week, there will be an informal sharing day in a BRIT theatre to the other Performing arts students.
Acting for screen is a beginner course that aims to prepare young performers for the world of TV & Film whilst building up their confidence in front of the camera. We cover all the basic acting skills needed to be natural and convincing, as well as the technical jargon that one might hear on set. Each student will be given a toolkit to analyse text, putting what they have learnt into practice through performing monologues/ duologue to camera.
WHEN? Dates TBC- Watch this space.
Location: The BRIT School, Croydon