Mars Exploration: May 22, 1984

September 25th, 2020

In 1984, the CIA conducted an experiment on remote viewing as part of Project Star Gate. The transcript of this experiment, released via a freedom of information request, is the source of all spoken text. Adapted into a project that is part verbatim performance, part guided meditation – an exploration of the landscapes of outer

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What’s on(line) in Glasgow

September 24th, 2020

It might be an understatement to say that Welcome Week at RCS looks a little bit different this year. With coronavirus restrictions in place, the usual blur of new places and people has been largely replaced by livestreams and Zoom calls.

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A newbie’s guide to Glasgow

September 23rd, 2020

It’s difficult to know what to expect when moving to a new city. There’s lots to explore and if you’ve never visited before it’s difficult to wrap your head around everything. Hopefully this blog can give you a little insight into what it’s like moving to the “Dear Green Place”.

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A little advice goes a long way…

September 8th, 2020

From day one, our students are part of the RCS community – supported, encouraged and mentored throughout their studies. And we don’t disappear on graduation day – we proudly follow you on your journey to success. With the class of 2020 only just graduating a couple of months ago, we wanted to give our graduates

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RCS Archives Monthly Spotlight: International Viola Congress

September 3rd, 2020

This month’s archival object of the month is less of an object, and more of an event. In 1998, the International Viola Congress took place in our Renfrew Street building, then known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

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Top tips on completing your UCAS Conservatoires application

September 3rd, 2020

If you have ever worked on a school admissions application (or, really, anything with a deadline), you already know the golden rule of ‘Don’t wait until the last minute’.  While this remains the most important piece of advice our Admissions & Recruitment Team has to offer new applicants, we have put together a few other

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Glasgow Loves Music!

September 2nd, 2020

From hotly tipped bands in tiny bars to global artists on arena tours, Glasgow is alive (and kicking) with the sound of music. You can soak up everything from rock, blues, trad and jazz to indie, electronic, classical, and much more, in this electrifying city and scene that beats to its own special rhythm. And

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What is the difference between a university and a conservatoire?

September 1st, 2020

When it comes to choosing where you want to study, you might be wondering what the differences are between studying at a conservatoire compared to a university. Conservatoires specialise in the performing arts and are usually a lot smaller than universities which teach a wide range of subjects. A conservatoire education focuses very much on

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RCS Archives Object of the Month: French horn by Adolphe Sax

August 20th, 2020

This month’s archival object comes from the Conservatoire’s extensive musical instrument collection; a French horn dating from 1853 and designed and manufactured by Belgian inventor and musician Adolphe Sax. Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax was born in Dinant in modern-day Belgium in 1814. His father, Charles-Joseph Sax, was a musical instrument maker specialising in wind and brass,

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