The CPP degree programme is a challenging four-year undergraduate degree for aspiring
performance makers who wish to work collaboratively and develop skills as performers, directors,
and cultural leaders.
The scope of the programme is exciting and varied. You will be able to explore the realization
of ideas through the disciplines of performance, education, installation, movement, research, and
documentation. You will develop your performance skills and connect with practicing artists. You
will push yourself and push boundaries, creating new works with image, action, sound, and text. And
eventually you will leave the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as an independent and entrepreneurial
You have to want to explore your place in the world, and be prepared to question what
performance is, and your own practice. The staff team aim to nurture enquiring minds and it is
important that you are able to articulate what interests you, what politicizes you, and are open
minded to a new learning experience.
Throughout your time with us, you will be encouraged to claim your own education. We’ll give
you a huge amount of freedom, but you will need to be able to take control of your learning in
order to make the most of a less structured and forward-thinking approach. You will be constantly
challenged, but you will also be supported, by us, and your classmates. You will develop your
performance skills in our world-class facilities, and we’ll give you as many opportunities as we
can in professional contexts.
A major strength of our programme is that we encourage our students to be outward-facing
whilst at the same time taking advantage of all the fantastic opportunities which come with
attending an energetic and dynamic Conservatoire. We expect our students to surprise us. If you can
tell us what you want to do, and why, then we will help you do it.
Listen to Deborah
Richardson-Webb, Head of Performance Pedagogy, talk about how the new curriculum will affect the