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Transitions 20/40

Widening participation in higher education

Thinking of a career in music, acting, filmmaking, dance or production? Transitions 20/40 could help you get on your way.

Download the T20/40 Guidelines

  • What is Transitions 20/40?

Transitions 20/40 is an award winning performing arts initiative, which began in 2013. We believe that everyone with talent and potential should have access to training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland regardless of their background.

We understand that for many people who want to pursue a career in the performing arts, finding and funding suitable training activities and courses can be challenging. The Transitions 20/40 initiative aims to provide funded training for those wishing to study within the performing or production arts. We want to prepare students for degree level training at conservatoire or university level. Transitions 20/40 seeks to help people from key Scottish postcodes who would like to study dance, drama, music, production or filmmaking and offers mentoring and funded training.

  • Who is Transitions 20/40 for?

Transitions 20/40 is for Scottish residents living at postcodes that are identified as being within the top 40% on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) list. We are looking for students who can show talent and passion in either music, dance, drama, production and screen, but are unsure of the next steps. Applicants will need to attend an interview, or even an audition for a place, however there are no formal entry requirements. You can check whether you are in one of the eligible areas on the SIMD website however the final decision on eligibility rests with RCS. If you have any doubts about your eligibility please do get in touch with the Transitions 20/40 team.

  • What does Transitions 20/40 involve?

The Transitions 20/40 initiative will aim to support students until they have secured a positive destination, preferably in a degree course at conservatoire or university level.

Each year, Transitions 20/40 students will:
• receive up to 150 hours of fully funded, high quality training in their chosen art form
• have free access to selected Royal Conservatoire of Scotland courses
• be encouraged to develop and grow as performing and production artists
• receive tailored support, particular to their needs
• be able to interact with like-minded students and expand their creative network and social horizons
• receive preparation and guidance for further FE/HE level study

The initiative also aims to enhance and develop a wide range of personal and professional skills, which will benefit students throughout their learning pathway and beyond.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Transitions 20/40 initiative is financially supported by the Scottish Funding Council. The programme has receive a renewal of funding and will run until at least 31 July 2020.

We are not recruiting at the moment. Please check back for updates or contact us.


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