United Kingdom, Glasgow

Prosthetics Effects for Stage and Screen

when 30 July 2012 - 10 August 2012
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 895

Throughout this intensive and highly practical summer school you will be inspired, challenged and encouraged by experienced practitioner and teacher, Martin Mallorie.

You will be based at our industry-standard workshop and design facilities and have at your disposal both traditional and cutting edge
materials and tools.

The short course begins with an introduction to prosthetics including casting and sculpting techniques, and simple prosthetic techniques in latex and silicone.

Students will have the opportunity to produce their own special effect prosthetics suitable for use on stage and for screen. At one point in the summer school you will have an opportunity to work with film professionals and explore and experiment with the difference between creating prosthetics for stage and also for screen.

You will have the opportunity to work with both stage and film professionals and to explore and experiment with the unique and specific requirements of prosthetics effects for live and
mediated performance.

The course will build on students’ basic skills and engage you in a higher level of prosthetics design and realisation. This element of the course addresses more advanced processes, principally glass fibre and rubber moulds, silicone appliances, detail sculpting and final painting, blending and application.

Good health and safety in practice will also be covered as an important element of the short course.

The summer school will provide a fun, supportive and challenging environment in which all participants from beginners to advanced can explore and learn.

The summer school will conclude with a live exhibition of the work you have created while in attendance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Please see our website for full course outline.

Course leader

Martin Mallorie - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland - Lecturer in Design and Props

Target group

This 11-day specialist course is designed for people aged 17 plus and theatre or screen professionals interested in developing their understanding and knowledge of technical prosthetic skills.

This summer school is the only one of its kind in the UK, and is a fantastic opportunity for those wishing to pursue a pathway to further training or explore a career in this field.

Course aim

This course can facilitate your engagement and learning at a wide range of levels, from beginner to expert. Each student will take a different pathway through the course and will benefit from one to one teaching and skills development.

The informal atmosphere and the encouragement to experiment and learn through practical exploration are designed to maximise your sense of achievement and enable deep and memorable learning.

By the end of the summer school, you should have:

• gained knowledge of advanced prosthetic techniques and processes

• engaged in a creative processes from design to realisation

• worked with a variety of traditional and
cutting-edge design materials

• covered essential health and safety in prosthetics practice

Fee info

GBP 895: 50% desposit of course fees needs to be paid at time of booking.