I just see
tons of people in my city who are so vastly intelligent, who because they have
this ingrained humility, it gets in the way of them expressing themselves and
showing how brilliant they are. What drama can do, especially with young
people, is it can break through that. And it can give them the tools to walk
into a room and express themselves and show them off to the best of their
ability, whether they’re going to become actors or directors or whatever it is
they’re going to become.
I’m hearing of tons of people who have received unconditional offers for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and it’s making me so depressed because it is my absolute dream school and I would love to go there after a couple of years at college to study ‘Digital Film and Television’ l but I doubt I’d ever get in.
On this date in 2008, James McAvoy was honored with a Fellowship from Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama #RSAMD (now Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Sir Richard Attenborough was given an honorary degree at the same graduation ceremony.
Drama teaches you to empathise and that stands you in good stead - whether you are going to be an actor, a director or a plumber - it improves your ability to connect with the world around you… That’s something I really believe in with drama, and it’s why I believe it should be taught in schools from an early age, and it’s why I am delighted to be part of creating the opportunity for young Scots to help them realise their potential through drama [scholarships] at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
VIDEO: “Three Of The Most Important Years Of My Life” - David Tennant On His Time At RCS
David Tennant reflects on his time studying drama at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) in a new video released by the institution today. David was endowed with an honorary Doctorate in Drama on Tuesday by his former drama school where he previously studied for three years for his Bachelors Degree and honed his acting skills.David reveals that he did a lot of growing up during what he calls “…three of the most important years of my life”.Also interviewed are David’s fellow honorary doctors, Sir Matthew Bourne, awarded Doctor of Dance and Ralph Kirshbaum, awarded Doctor of Music, at the same ceremony.