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Ranked in the World Top Ten for performing arts education (QS World Rankings 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2020)

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is ranked within the top ten in the world for performing arts education and number one in Scotland for graduate employability.

The Royal Conservatoire is a national and international centre of excellence for the performing arts. Building on our roots in 1847 as a national academy of music, we are now one of Europe’s most multi-disciplinary performing arts higher education centres offering specialised teaching across music, drama, dance, film and production as well as encouraging trans-disciplinary learning throughout our innovative curriculum. We work in partnership with the national companies, including the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Opera and BBC Scotland, to provide students with the very best learning experiences the Scottish landscape has to offer.

Based in the heart of Glasgow, RCS is also a busy performing arts venue; we host more than 500 public performances each year and issue around 64,000 tickets from our box office annually. 

Our students graduate as expertly-trained, creative, and career-ready arts entrepreneurs. 99.2% of RCS graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2016/17).

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 this system 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 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.
  6. Submit further information for MEd to accompany your UCAS Conservatoires application. 
  7. Submit a Leverhulme Fellowship application and audition assessment

If you have any questions please contact admissions@rcs.ac.uk.

For technical assistance please contact the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.