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Transitions

Widening participation in higher education

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

Download the Transitions Guidelines

 

  • What is Transitions?

Transitions 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 initiative aims to provide funded training for those wishing to study the performing or production arts. We want to prepare students for degree-level training at conservatoire or university level. Transitions 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 for?

Transitions is for Scottish residents living at postcodes that are identified as being within the top 20% 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 film, 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 team.

  • What does Transitions involve?

The Transitions 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 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 initiative is financially supported by the Scottish Funding Council. The programme has received 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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