Digital Hub

Transitions 20/40

Widening participation in higher education


Transitions 20/40 is an award winning performing arts initiative.


We believe that everyone with talent and potential should have access to training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Transitions 20/40 seeks to help people from key Scottish postcodes who would like to study dance, drama, music, production or screen.

Transitions 20/40 supports the aspirations of young people and adults by offering the opportunity to take part in bespoke pre-HE training pathways. This award-winning initiative also provides students from across Scotland with a range of additional supports including mentors and assistance with costs relating to participation.

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Transitions 20/40 initiative is financially supported by the Scottish Funding Council, with the current programme running until 31 July 2017. New applicants and current students should be aware that the availability of funded places on this and other pre-HE programmes may be subject to change for applications to academic year 2017/18 and beyond.

We aim to attract the widest range of students hoping to transition into their first course of undergraduate study. See the T20/40 Guidelines for detailed information or use the dropdown menu on the right (below if on mobile) for information on specific T20/40 pathways and how to apply. If you have any specific questions, please get in touch with us at or 0141 270 8303.

Print Print