The Mentorship Programme provides intensive training and experience in various disciplines within the theatre. Students prepare for a career in theatre or music by training under the guidance and mentorship of skilled instructors and talented professional artists.
RSA Mentorship offers four disciplines in theatre training; Acting, Theatre Arts, Technical Theatre or Music Performance.
Upon acceptance into the Mentorship Programme students will choose their theatre discipline. As theatre is a diverse industry, RSA endeavors to offer courses that best equip students for a career in the theatre. The courses may vary from year to year as RSA embraces individual opportunities for students to be catalysts of change and compassion in the world.
Mentorship Level 1 students receive focused training in their field of study through courses such as acting and vocal coaching, scene study, movement, theatre management, directing, design, stage management, theatre history, playwriting, technical theatre and chorale. Students also participate in two student productions in the THR359 Production & Performance. They perform in the shows as well as take on the production responsibilities of set, costumes, props and lighting. MP1 students also participate in their first International Theatre Trip to London or New York in February. A diploma is awarded upon completion of Mentorship Level 1.
In Mentorship Level 2 students continue to study their chosen discipline, building on their previous year’s learning. In the MP2 year, students start to work more independent of their classmates, auditioning and participating in Rosebud Theatre productions and other student projects. They also participate in the second International Theatre Trip to London or New York in February.
In Mentorship Level 3 students begin preparations for work in the theatre industry. While they continue with advanced courses from previous years, this is a time for internships, job shadowing, networking or leadership positions. All students produce a Final Project of their choice. Students continue to mentor with Rosebud Theatre as they prepare to graduate as emerging artists.
Upon completion of the Mentorship Programme, students are inducted into the Rosebud School of the Arts Guild as Fellows of Rosebud School of the Arts (F.R.S.A.).
For more details on each programme see the menu above.