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Widening Access to the Creative Industries, more affectionately known as WACI, is run by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland on behalf of FOCUS West. We offer tailored support to secondary school pupils in participating schools who are interested in the performing or production arts. 

Subject options that pupils may be interested in may be: 

What We Offer

To support pupils in their journey into the production and performing arts we provide a fully funded programme packed with:

In School Activities

These happen within school time organised with teachers and Ambassadors

Out of School Activities

Activities that pupils can apply to take part in if interested in exploring a discipline. Based at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland or external venue outwith school hours

Ready to Study Further

Again at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland outwith school hours for those ready to take their study further

To keep up to date with all of our activities, visit our news page

Who Can Take Part

Pupils don’t have to be taking part in performance or production classes at school to take part. Sometimes schools don’t have the resources to offer classes such as Drama. And a love for woodwork, art or costume making is just as at home in the production arts. We provide a space for pupils to try things out and learn about areas that they might never have known existed.

All pupils need is enthusiasm and to be studying at a participating school. You can find out if we work with your school and can find out more about how to register or book a place.

Additional Offers

Pupils are also entitled to a 50% discount off the cost of any course in the Lifelong Learning department at the Royal Conservatoire.

Contact Us

We are always happy to hear of your experiences, feedback and questions so please don’t hesitate to contact us on:

📧 WACI@rcs.ac.uk
  0141 270 8319

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