We want to ensure as many children, young people and adult learners as possible can access the performing and production arts education that is offered through Short Courses at RCS. Please see below for information about our Agnes Allan Bursary and James McAvoy Scholarships which may be able to support you to attend our courses.

Detailed information can be found in the Short Courses Bursary Criteria 2021 This document is designed to help you determine the amount of financial support you could apply for to help you with your fees for Short Courses tuition, and we encourage you to read this before making an application.

Agnes Allan Bursary

We offer financial support to our applicants through the Agnes Allan Bursary which anyone, regardless of age, stage or level of ability, can apply for. The bursary support can be used towards tuition fees for any dance, drama, music, production or filmmaking short course including weekly classes, short study, audition preparation, credit rated courses and summer schools at the RCS. More information about the bursary scheme and the application form can be found here.

James McAvoy Scholarship

The James McAvoy Drama Scholarships are available to support young people (aged 25 or under) residing in Scotland, regardless of level of ability, to access drama short courses including weekly classes, short study, audition preparation, credit rated courses and summer schools at the RCS.  More information about the scholarship scheme and the application form can be found here.

When do I apply?

There is a regular application deadline of the 1st day of each month – we will process your application and let you know the outcome within 14 working days.

*If you are applying for a course which starts before the 14 days, please continue to complete the online application form and email us at shortcourses@rcs.ac.uk to let us know you have submitted it – we will process the application as soon as we’re able to.

Short Courses Drama Scholarship

The Drama Scholarship aims to support prospective performers and producers of theatre, television and film as they move towards a formal training, potentially at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. More information can be found here. Applications for the 2o21/22 academic year will be open in Spring 2021.