Applications for 2020/21

Applicants for all drama and dance programmes (except BA Performance in British Sign Language) should apply through UCAS Conservatoires.

The application fee is currently £25 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six choices of programme of study. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58.

Full details of how to apply and the audition process can be found on your department’s specific page. If you have any questions about your application please don’t hesitate to contact us at admissions@rcs.ac.uk 

Application deadline

Please see below for further details:

  • BA Acting: 15 January 2020  (UK/EU) / SIMD – applications open / 31 March 2020 (international)
  • BA Contemporary Performance Practice: 31 March 2020 (UK/EU) / 31 March 2020 (international)
  • BA Modern Ballet:  accepting applications (UK/EU) / 31 March 2020 (international)
  • BA Musical Theatre: 15 January 2020 (UK/EU) / SIMD – applications open /31 March 2020 (international)
  • BA Performance in British Sign Language and English: September 2021
  • MA and MFA Classical and Contemporary Text: 31 March 2020
  • MA Musical Theatre: 31 March 2020


Application and audition fee

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £25. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland charges an audition administration fee of £55 per course.

We recognise that auditioning and interviewing for conservatoires, drama and ballet schools can be costly. The audition fee charge allows us to offer a thorough and positive experience to all applicants and we encourage you to ask the panel questions and find out more about the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to see if it is the best place for you.

We are committed to ensuring fair access to a conservatoire education for students who have the talent and potential to benefit from it, regardless of their background. In support of this, audition fee waivers are offered to applicants whom financial hardship may be a barrier to auditioning. Please see the audition fee waivers document for more information.


All applications made before the programme’s specific closing date are guaranteed an audition/interview. We hold auditions at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at a number of locations around the UK and overseas. If you’re applying from outside the UK, we can accept auditions by recording for performance programmes, and, for non-performance programmes, you can submit your portfolio electronically and be interviewed remotely.

Full details of what to prepare for your audition can be found on your department’s specific page.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on admissions@rcs.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.

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