Applications for 2021/22

Applicants for all drama and dance programmes (except BA Performance in British SignLanguage) should apply through UCAS Conservatoires.

The application fee is currently £26 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six choices of programme of study. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58.

Full details of how to apply and the audition process can be found on your department’s specific page. If you have any questions about your application please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Application deadline

Please see each programme below for application deadlines.


Application fees and walkthrough guide

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £26. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland charges an audition administration fee of £55 per course.

We recognise that auditioning and interviewing for conservatoires, drama and ballet schools can be costly. The audition fee charge allows us to offer a thorough and positive experience to all applicants and we encourage you to ask the panel questions and find out more about the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to see if it is the best place for you.

We are committed to ensuring fair access to a conservatoire education for students who have the talent and potential to benefit from it, regardless of their background. In support of this, audition fee waivers are offered to applicants whom financial hardship may be a barrier to auditioning. Please see theaudition fee waivers documentfor more information.

A walkthrough guide on completing your UCAS Conservatoires application can be found here:



With the safety of our students, applicants and staff as our priority, the marjority of drama performance auditions will take place via audition recordings. Dance auditions will take place at the Conservatoire. All applications made before the programme’s specific closing date are asked to submit an audition recording or attend an audition in person. If you are required to submit an audition recording, our walkthrough guide on how to upload your audition recording can be found here:

Full details of what to prepare for your audition can be found on your department’s specific page.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on or call us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.