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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is recognised as a world leader in performing arts education (ranked world top 5 by QS World Rankings 2022). 

Located in the vibrant city of Glasgow, Scotland’s national conservatoire offers specialist training in music, drama, dance, production, film and education.

Studying at RCS is to be immersed in a creative and collaborative arts community with students from more than 60 countries, innovative and specialist staff and active partnerships with all of Scotland’s national arts companies. It’s a centre of performance, with purpose-built venues and a learning environment which encourages students to create new work, collaborate with peers across disciplines and develop ideas across a range of platforms, both physical and virtual.

Through a curriculum built around performance, RCS nurtures each individual’s artistry and helps them to refine their art in order to reflect, shape and transform their communities and our world. RCS prepares students for the world as it is and will be in the ever-evolving landscape of the arts. 

RCS graduates are resourceful, highly employable and members of a dynamic community of artists who make a significant impact across the globe.

At RCS, students develop not just their art but their power to use it.

  • In March 2022, RCS was named one of the world’s top five destinations to study the performing arts by the QS World University Rankings. It’s the sixth time since the ranking was established in 2016 that RCS has been placed in the top ten.
  • In June 2021, RCS took the number one spot for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022, which ranks the UK’s top specialist conservatoires and colleges.
  • Only conservatoire in Europe to offer degrees across all of the performing arts.
  • Specialised teaching across music, drama, dance, production, film, and education.
  • World-class facilities to help emerging artists thrive.
  • Active professional partnerships with all of Scotland’s national arts companies.
  • Collaboration opportunities across all of the art forms.
  • One of Scotland’s busiest arts venues with 600+ performances each year (pre-pandemic).
  • More than 3,000 students are taught every year through the Junior Conservatoire and Short Courses, as well as national Fair Access

Welcome to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s online audition/application process. In order to be considered for a place at the RCS, applicants must have already applied on UCAS Conservatoires.

For 2024/25 entry, many of our programmes require the submission of video auditions or supplementary materials. You will be able to do submit these using the Acceptd platform. Please check our course pages on our website for programme specific information.

Example uses of the Acceptd platform can be found below:

  1. Submit an audition recording to accompany a UCAS Conservatoires application.
  2. Submit a composition portfolio to accompany a UCAS Conservatoires application.
  3. Submit a creative response task, about your questionnaire and production/performance presentation for BA Production Arts and Design and BA Production Technology and Management ahead of your interview.
  4. Submit a portfolio submission and filmmaking written component for BA Filmmaking ahead of your interview.
  5. Submit photographs for BA Modern Ballet. 
  6. Submit a proposal form for PhD/MPhil and DPerf to accompany your UCAS Conservatoires application. This information must match the information you supplied with your application either through UCAS Conservatoires or direct to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
  7. Submit further information for MEd to accompany your UCAS Conservatoires application. 
  8. Submit a Leverhulme Fellowship application and audition assessment.

If you have any questions please contact For technical assistance, please visit the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.