It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

This is a special place in many ways: a national conservatoire for Scotland with an international perspective, encompassing students from more than 60 countries and staff trained from the most innovative institutions worldwide. We are based in Glasgow, a city that is regarded as one of the world’s friendliest and the UK’s most culturally vibrant. Our nation boasts some of the most beautiful lochs and mountains, and is rich in history and heritage. Studying at RCS means being part of a dynamic global community of students, staff and alumni where, as well as developing excellence in your own discipline, you’ll have a wealth of opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and teachers. We are a community that believes in creating your own art as well as bringing to life the art from the near and distant past. Here you can realise your potential, develop your wider collaborative skills and create opportunities in one of the finest multi-disciplinary arts education environments in the world. RCS is a diverse centre of performance, with excellent venues and with active partnerships with all of Scotland’s national arts companies. This helps us create a learning environment that encourages you to think for yourself, produce your own ideas and find your place in the ongoing story of humanity through the arts. This prospectus is merely a snapshot of RCS in both still-life and brought to life through Zappar technology, which allows staff and students to tell you a little more about their experiences.

Better still, come and see us for yourself at one of our Open Days, or get in touch to find out more about what matters to you. We live in a world that feels anxious and divided a world that needs creative citizens more than ever. A world that needs you. Here at RCS, you’ll be encouraged to develop not just your art but your power to use it. Through performance opportunities underpinned by research and pedagogical excellence, we will give you both a megaphone and a microscope, and the opportunity to refine your art in order to reflect, shape and transform.

Come and be part of RCS a place Like Nowhere Else.

We hope to see you soon.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey