RCS sees red to highlight danger for live events sector from Covid crisis

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be bathed red tonight (Monday, July 6) to shine a light on the UK’s crisis-hit live events and creative sectors. The Royal Conservatoire’s Renfrew Street building will be part of the nationwide #LightItInRed campaign to highlight the critical condition of the events, arts and creative sectors, and its need

From a global TV star, arts leaders and broadway legends: the messages of inspiration and hope for Scotland’s national conservatoire’s Class of 2020 A Hollywood and TV superstar, a Broadway icon, an internationally acclaimed opera singer and the legendary composer of musical Wicked are amongst a cast of leading lights in the arts world who


New package of support unveiled for Conservatoire’s class of 2020 graduates

A new graduate funding initiative, career development opportunities and future performances on the RCS stage … they’re just a few ways in which the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will support the Class of 2020 as they take their first steps on the professional path in unprecedented times. RCS, in collaboration with its Students’ Union, has

RCS alumni take starring role in National Theatre of Scotland’s Scenes for Survival

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland alumni bring theatre to the screen tonight (Wednesday, June 24) in Scenes for Survival, the new season of digital artworks from the National Theatre of Scotland. BA Acting graduate Molly Vevers (below) stars in Dreaming of Edinburgh, an extract from Peter Arnott’s play The Breathing House, directed by Stasi Schaeffer, a

RCS reveals Jazz Award winners 2020

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has announced the winners of its 2020 Jazz Awards. Third-year BMus saxophonist Matt Carmichael is the winner of the Fog Arts Prize in Jazz Improvisation, presented to a jazz student who made the most significant advancement in the pursuit of excellence in improvisation. The winner of the George Duncan Prize


Global value of artistic research asserted by new international declaration

The importance and value of Artistic Research globally has been asserted through a new international declaration launched today (Monday, June 22) and which the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) has played a key role in drafting. The Vienna Declaration on Artistic Research is a joint endeavour of European organisations representing the creative and performing arts

New film exploring mental health from BAFTA-award-winning director and graduate

Isolation has been the reality for many. Long before lockdown. That’s the message behind a new film by BAFTA-award winning director and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate Michael J Ferns. The Reality is a poignant short film, that premieres today, about isolation and shot in isolation, that has been gifted to charities, public bodies and



Student success at BBC’s Carleton Hobbs radio drama competition Before we entered into lockdown, four students from the BA Acting programme – Natalie Mitson, Adam Parkinson, Charlie Oscar and Eimear Fearon – represented the Royal Conservatoire at the BBC’s Carleton Hobbs radio drama competition.

Industry insights from sound graduate Jamie Ford

Sound engineer Jamie Ford has travelled the world since graduating from the BA Production Technology and Management programme in 2017. He’s currently the Head of Sound on Magic Mike Live – Australia and recent credits include the German tour of Mamma Mia!, the UK tour of Jersey Boys, Lungs and A Very Expensive Poison at

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