5 reasons to study performing arts at Junior Conservatoire

Are you someone who is eager to learn more about the performing arts? Or do you know someone looking to start their journey? Our Junior Conservatoire courses for ages 6-18 are an excellent way to immerse yourself in the performing arts and help prepare students who wish to take their studies to the next level.

To help you make your decision about studying with us, we spoke to Head of Junior Conservatoire DDPF (Dance, Drama, Production and Film), Yvonne Kennedy, who shares her top reasons for studying the performing arts at Junior Conservatoire.

Creative learning experiences

We create new, challenging, creative learning experiences for all Junior Conservatoire students to help them progress in their chosen art form. Every single one of these learning experiences is led by professional artists from their specialist art forms. Junior Conservatoire students can study Acting, Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Film, Musical Theatre and Production over a four-year period and have specialist support to prepare them for applying and auditioning for undergraduate programmes in the performing arts.

Students performing in a concert

Our specialist facilities

Our Junior Conservatoire students get to learn in specialist environments to enhance their learning, such as fantastic bright ballet studios and rehearsal rooms, access to performance spaces to learn about technical production skills, and hands-on experience with cameras and editing software when creating new films.

We celebrate our students’ learning through performances that happen throughout the year in our amazing venues. Performances involve student collaboration across all art forms, creating new and exciting experiences for students, staff, and audiences.

The New Athenaeum Theatre at RCS

Young Companies

If you perform in one of our Young Companies, you may have the opportunity to be in extra performances throughout the year as they become available. We have Young Companies in Ballet, Theatre (devising), Actors Rep, Musical Theatre, and Contemporary Dance.

Students performing in Honk!

Make friends

Being a Junior Conservatoire DDPF student means you have a unique experience. You meet like-minded people from across Scotland every week where you can be yourself and not only develop skills for life but friends for life.

Many students who attend Juniors DDPF call it a place they can truly be themselves, where they can leave their outside worries at the door and focus on developing themselves as young artists and reaching their potential.

Dance students on stage

Learn from the best

We have a fantastic team of staff who are here to ensure all Junior Conservatoire students are achieving their best. The staff team are performers, writers, singers, actors, dancers, choreographers, filmmakers, creatives, designers, directors, head of departments and much more.

Production students learning from lecturer Stephen Macluskie

Our staff team teaches across the Royal Conservatoire, in multiple art forms, with Junior Conservatoire students through to Masters students. They are skilled, dedicated, supportive and encouraging during every session and use their years of learning, teaching and performing in their own art form to guide you in your development. You would be hard pushed to find a more diverse and talented group of staff in one building!

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