RCS Research recognised in funding boost

The next generation of artistic and cultural leaders in Scotland are to benefit from £170 million of new funding for doctoral research in the UK. For the first time, doctoral students applying for research study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will be eligible to apply for funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council

UK first as RCS takes top 5 spot in Complete University Guide league table

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has climbed The Complete University Guide’s 2019 league tables – the first time an arts education institution outside London has made the top five. Scotland’s national conservatoire has jumped from seven in 2018 to two in the UK-wide rankings for specialist arts, drama and music institutions. The full table is

Honorary Degrees for Karen Cargill, Bonnie Greer and Peter Mullan

Three leading lights in opera, film and theatre will receive honorary degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland this July. An honorary degree of Doctor of Music will be awarded to Karen Cargill, internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano An honorary degree of Doctor of Drama will be award to Bonnie Greer OBE, playwright, author and broadcaster An


Third in the world for performing arts education

Scotland’s National Conservatoire Ranked in World Top Three for Performing Arts Education The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has today been ranked third in the world for performing arts education in a global review by the prestigious QS World Rankings 2017. Up three places from last year, Scotland’s national conservatoire joins Juilliard in New York as

Graduation doctorates and fellowship

Leading figures from the world of education, business and culture receive honorary doctorates and a fellowship from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Lord Iain Vallance, Dr Cindy Sughrue and opera legend Pat Hay were honoured today at by Scotland’s national conservatoire, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire,

Marketing success for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

The marketing team within the Communications Department of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has won a prestigious industry prize at the annual HEIST Awards for excellence in higher education. RCS won ‘Best Prospectus from a Specialist Institution’ for the 2016/17 publication. RCS was also awarded silver in the Best Website category for the creativity, site


Principal’s Graduation Address

Lord Vallance, Honoured guests, Graduates, ladies and gentleman Thank you all for joining us on this very special day. May I start by offering my warmest congratulations to you, the members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s ‘Class of 2016’. Every one of you sitting up here with me should be incredibly proud of what

Internationally renowned Honorary Doctors

Three internationally renowned artists will today receive Honorary Degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will today award Honorary Degrees on three of the world’s most successful artists at graduation ceremonies on Tuesday July 5 2016. Those being honoured are actor and RCS alumnus David Tennant, world renowned choreographer Sir


Scottish Culture Awards

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has been nominated for two of The Herald’s Scottish Culture Awards, in the categories of Best Performing Arts Venue and Cultural Event of the Year for the Shakespearean celebration New Dreams. These inaugural awards aim to highlight the wealth of talent within Scotland’s arts and culture scene and recognise the

Herald Higher Education Awards

We are delighted to have been nominated for a Herald Higher Education Award in the Widening Access category for our work creating the BA Performance in BSL and English degree. The Herald Higher Education Awards recognise outstanding achievements in Scotland’s colleges and universities and RCS has been nominated for the second year in a row