Meet the Cast: Part 1

Seven artists coming together from across the conservatoire for one production. A representation of collaboration, performance, passion and creativity just some of the things that makes RCS like nowhere else.

Here they are, the starring cast of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s bold new interactive prospectus. It is through their eyes and words we see and hear what makes RCS truly unique and why we are one of the top ten performing arts education institutions in the world (QS World University Rankings).


Jalayne Mitchell

BMus (Performance)

From: USA

“From the Learning to Collaborate module to the Improvisation classes these are amazing opportunities that only RCS offers. People come here from all over the world to do what we love, and this diversity makes it an awesome place to learn.”


Charlie O’Conor

BA Acting

From: England

“What makes RCS like nowhere else is the quality of training in every department. From the first week you meet actors, opera singers, ballet dancers, musicians; I’d never had the opportunity to mix with so many different people from across the arts it makes RCS a very special place to work.”


Andrew Lynch

BA Production Technology and Management

From: Scotland

“I chose to study at RCS after attending the Junior Conservatoire and that gave me insight into the standard of practice here. It’s the collaboration between each art form, students and external professionals that make it a place like nowhere else.”


Gavin Hardie

BMus (Traditional Music)

From: Finland

“Choosing to study piping at RCS was a no-brainer for me. It is a very supportive community; the teachers are approachable and the curriculum gives you time to perform and create your own projects. My highlights include performing on stage at Celtic Connections every year.”


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