Royal Conservatoire of Scotland entrepreneur awarded up to £45K in inaugural enterprise fellowship programme

A pioneering arts practitioner at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) has been recognised for his entrepreneurial spirit in a new nationwide enterprise programme. Stephen Roe, production manager at Scotland’s national conservatoire, will receive up to £45,000 grant funding plus one-years’ business development from the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) to take his business to

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


Royal Conservatoire design graduate wins sought-after Linbury Prize

A Royal Conservatoire design graduate has won a prestigious competition celebrating the finest emerging designers in the worlds of dance, opera and theatre. Basia Binkowska has been named winner of the prestigious Linbury Prize for Stage Design in its 30th anniversary year. Basia, who graduated in 2016 from the BA Production Arts and Design programme

Fiona in a spin after landing ballet role

The stage is set for a Royal Conservatoire graduate after she was appointed to lead the behind-the-scenes operation for one of the UK’s leading ballet companies. Fiona Findlater has joined English National Ballet as head of stage management, where she will oversee the smooth running of the company’s acclaimed productions from behind the scenes. The


Under the spotlight: Thomas Velluet-Draper

“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.


Graduate of the Month: Amy Shearer

From working on Outlander to Cirque du Soleil, life gets better and better for Amy Shearer. Amy (BA Production Arts and Design 2016) credits her time at Scotland’s national conservatoire as providing her with the skills necessary to succeed in the production arts.  As she sets sail on her next big adventure, now is the