The School of Music

Recognised as one of the world’s top 3 performing arts education institutions (QS World University Rankings 2021), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the most dynamic, creative and collaborative institutions in the world.

” We offer 90-minute, one-to-one lessons on your principal study for every performance student.”


RCS is number one for arts, drama and music education in the Complete University Guide 2022, which ranks the UK’s top 14 specialist conservatoires and colleges.

Virtual Tour

Take a (digital) walk through our corridors and peak into the professional venues you could be performing in with our virtual tour.

With more than 90 practice and rehearsal rooms, five performance venues, recording studios, the UK’s busiest conservatoire archive and a library that has one of the most comprehensive collections of performance materials in the UK and internationally – you will have everything you need to thrive as an emerging artist at RCS.

Enter the virtual tour here.

Studying through a pandemic


As artists, much of what we do requires collaboration and connection with one another. We have worked carefully with health and safety specialists to ensure that throughout the pandemic we have been able to offer a blend of in-person and online learning and teaching that enables our students to develop their artistry, continue to create new performance, meet their critical assessments on time, and above all, prioritise student safety and wellbeing.

Please visit our Covid page for the most up-to-date information on Covid student guidelines.

Student Accommodation

Just three minutes’ walk from the Renfrew Street campus, Base Glasgow is the new student accommodation designed and built specifically for performing arts students.

” Not only did I receive high-quality tutoring from the staff, I was immersed in Scottish culture which is so deeply musical. I would not be here today without this guidance.”

– MMus Conducting graduate Ryan Bancroft has been appointed as the new Principal Conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales