The Weekend Read: A Cut Above

April 18th, 2020

It’s a place cloaked in magic and part of the rich fabric of life at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Linda Robertson delves in to the wonderful world of wardrobe. Photography by Robert McFadzean An air of quiet concentration hangs in the room, punctuated by the whirr of sewing machines, the steady hiss of a

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Under the Spotlight: Laura Dougan

March 11th, 2020

Laura Dougan, Production Technology & Management graduate (2015), is currently on a world tour with American arts company Blue Man Group. Her career has taken her across the globe, from fitting microphones at prestigious events for Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce to operating the sound desks of UK and international touring musicals, as well

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An inside look at the set and costume design process

March 4th, 2020

Hollywood glitz and glamour is sweeping the boards at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as the New Athenaeum Theatre is transformed into the world of the golden age of Hollywood for the upcoming production City of Angels. Playing an important role in this musical theatre production is third year BA Production Art and Design student

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Rhys is a leading light in festive show Cinderella

October 25th, 2019

Meet Rhys James Gaughan, a BA Production Technology and Management student who is the Lighting Designer for this year’s acting festive show, Cinderella, running from Sat 7 Fri 13 Dec.

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Behind the Scenes of A Midsummer Night’s Dream

February 25th, 2019

Earlier this year, our Chandler Theatre was transformed into an enchanted forest for our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare. All the productions at the Conservatoire are collaborative so whilst our 2nd year BA Acting students took to the stage, our 2nd and 3rd year Production students were working away behind the scenes

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Under the Spotlight: Rory Boyd

June 13th, 2018

In 2014, Rory Boyd (BA Production Technology and Management 2016) sat watching a Cirque Du Soleil performance at the SSE Hydro. Now, the 22-year-old is jet-setting all over the world as an automation technician with the largest theatrical producer in the world. Rory credits the Royal Conservatoire with providing the support, facilities and experience to

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Graduate of the Month: Grant Anderson

March 15th, 2018

Grant Anderson (BA Technical and Production Arts 2011) is a lighting designer working in theatres across Scotland and beyond on a diverse range of projects. From the Botanic Lights to Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations, Grant is also much sought-after in the events industry. He recently returned to the Royal Conservatoire in his capacity as lighting designer

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Graduate of the Month: Louie Whitemore

January 15th, 2018

From the age of 15, Louie Whitemore (BA Technical and Production Arts 2005) spent her summers working as an assistant stage manager, honing her skills and learning about all things behind-the-scenes. When she started studying at the Royal Conservatoire, it became clear her true love was design and she never looked back. Now a respected

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Under the Spotlight: Susanne Ortner

November 9th, 2017

Susanne Ortner is the epitome of creativity. Graduating in 2001 with a BA in Stage Management Studies, she transitioned into casting and now works for BB Promotion, one of the leading Musical producers in Germany. She is also a prolific lifestyle blogger aka Susi Strickliesel, with more than 20,000 followers on social media! Find out

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Under the spotlight: Thomas Velluet-Draper

August 10th, 2017

“If I had not studied at the Royal Conservatoire, I wouldn’t be doing what I do now” graduate Thomas Velluet-Draper reflects on his studies at Scotland’s national conservatoire. The BA (Technical and Production Arts) alumnus graduated in 2011 and is now working on one of the world’s largest water-based shows.

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