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The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a world leader in performing arts education.

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

In March 2020, the QS World University Rankings placed RCS in the global top ten for performing arts education for the fourth time in five years. RCS was also ranked fifth for Arts, Drama, and Music in the Complete University Guide 2020.

  • 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
  • Collaboration opportunities across all of the art forms
  • More than 1,300 students from 60 countries study at RCS
  • Active professional partnerships with all of Scotland’s national arts companies

Established in 1847, RCS is also home to one of Scotland’s busiest arts venues, which supports outstanding Scottish, UK and international artists and performers as they prepare for the professional world.

RCS alumni make an impact across the globe, from concert halls and classrooms to stages, screens, and behind the scenes.

HESA (Higher Education Statistics Agency) Graduate Outcomes Survey results 2017/18 show 90% of graduate respondents from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland were employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating.

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 2021/22 entry, all of our programmes require the submission of video auditions or supplementary materials in lieu of live auditions. You will be able to do submit these using the Acceptd platform.


Example uses of the Acceptd platform can be found below:

  1. Submit an audition recording to accompany an UCAS Conservatoires application.
  2. Submit a composition portfolio to accompany an 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 film making 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.

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