Thinking of a career in music, acting, filmmaking, dance or production? Transitions could help you get on your way.
- What is Transitions?
Transitions is an award-winning performing arts initiative, which began in 2013. We believe that everyone with talent and potential should have access to training at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland regardless of their background.
We understand that for many people who want to pursue a career in the performing arts, finding and funding suitable training activities and courses can be challenging. The Transitions initiative aims to provide funded training for those wishing to study the performing or production arts. We want to prepare students for degree-level training at conservatoire or university level. Transitionsseeks to help people from key Scottish postcodes who would like to study dance, drama, music, production or filmmaking and offers mentoring and funded training.
- Who is Transitions for?
Transitions is for Scottish residents living at postcodes that are identified as being within the top 20% on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) list. We are looking for students who can show talent and passion in either music, dance, drama, production and film but are unsure of the next steps. Applicants will need to attend an interview or even an audition for a place, however, there are no formal entry requirements. You can check whether you are in one of the eligible areas on the SIMD postcode checker on our portal site here, however, the final decision on eligibility rests with RCS. If you have any doubts about your eligibility please do get in touch with the Transitions team.
- What does Transitions involve?
The Transitions initiative will aim to support students until they have secured a positive destination, preferably in a degree course at conservatoire or university level.
Each year, Transitions students will receive:
- Funded tuition on part-time programmes in your chosen art form through RCS Junior Conservatoire or RCS Short Courses
- Masterclasses, workshops and creative conversations with some of Scotland’s leading artists
- Coaching to identify personal goals
- Performance trips
- Personal development experiences and skill-building workshops
- Collaborative performance opportunities
- Financial support towards the costs of attending activity at RCS
- Support with applications, auditions and interviews and, where an offer is made, support into your degree programme at RCS
The initiative also aims to enhance and develop a wide range of personal and professional skills, which will benefit students throughout their learning pathway and beyond.
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Transitions initiative is financially supported by the Scottish Funding Council.
If you would like to apply please find out more on our Transitions Apply page.