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About the tour
The UK Creative Tour brings together a variety of carefully selected educational activities in art and design, music, literature, theatre and performing arts. Students will participate in detailed and focused workshops which explore the language used by famous authors, poets and playwrights, in addition to learning dance routines and stage combat techniques from West End professionals. Through professional guided tours at top UK galleries, students will learn about the stories, meaning and processes behind the artists' works and apply that inspiration in hands-on workshops that explore a range of techniques from screenprinting and life drawing to photography and mixed media. After experiencing what goes on backstage at a West End theatre, students will enjoy a Q & A session with professional performers and take in a West End show of your choosing. Finally, students will have the opportunity to tour the Royal Academy of Music Museum and even produce their own music using Logic Pro X at the London Symphony Orchestra workshop.
Take in the history of theatre at Shakespeare's Globe. and investigate the work of Charles Dickens, exploring his use of language and character.
Handle unique materials and discuss the social obligation of a designer to seek new environmentally friendly materials at the Design Museum.
Gain practical hands-on experience of working in the creative industries and enjoy opportunities to meet and work with professional artists, designers and performers.
Produce music using Logic Pro X at the London Symphony Orchestra.
Explore the idea of social activism in art, interpreting recent topical issues such as protest and the environment in workshops led by art educators at the Saatchi Gallery.
At the Royal Academy of Arts, students are encouraged to think about art in new ways, to consider process and intention, and articulate how they understand and experience the work.