Musicians Actors and Filmmakers take centre stage at Summer Workshops
Aimed at professionals - teachers, graduates and lecturers - and non-professionals - students, new graduates and committed amateurs, the three-week workshops offer an intensive and challenging experience, running from Monday 23 June to Saturday 12 July 2014.
Head of Enterprise for the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts at Leeds Met, Jennifer Granville, commented: "The School is tremendously excited to be offering three fantastic, innovative and unique summer workshops. Led by industry professionals, who are also experienced lecturers, a community of international participants will be offered the opportunity to work, play, create and explore in Leeds Met's state-of-the-art facilities with industry-standard equipment."
The performance workshop allows students to create original performance, with experimentation being actively encouraged; develop skills in improvisation; interpret texts; and gain an understanding of theatre history. The workshop will culminate in a public showcase of a selection of scenes from a range of British, European and American performance texts.
Visiting artists, who will contribute jointly to the workshops in performance and music, include: Eugene Skeef, South African percussionist and composer; Jan Hendrickse, composer, improviser and sound artist; Impropera, the award-winning improvisational Opera company; and Third Angel, the Sheffield-based, multimedia theatre company. A guided weekend trip to Edinburgh and visits to local attractions are also included in the cost of both performance and music courses.
The Music Summer Workshop is open to anyone with a musical curiosity, whatever their background, especially those who wish to explore new genres, and develop or build new skills in improvisation, singing, music production and workshop-leading in an inclusive environment. All workshops will take place at the fully-equipped recording studios and performance spaces at the University's Headingley Campus.
The Wildlife Film Workshop caters for amateur and aspiring professional filmmakers with interests in birds, animals, insects, flowers and landscape. Using the Northern Film School's camera, lighting and sound equipment, participants will become familiar with long lenses, close-up photography, atmospherics, sound production, storylining and post-production, before going on location to shoot their major project, which will be edited and presented to an invited audience. Evening activities will allow students to visit attractions such as the National Media Museum and Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
All courses are taught by active professional practitioners, in their individual fields, in state-of-the-art studio spaces at either the Electric Press in Millennium Square or at the University's Headingley Campus.