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Doctor of Performing Arts

Introduction

The Doctor of Performing Arts programme is the Royal Conservatoire’s innovative professional doctorate in artistic practice.

Validated by the University of St Andrews, the purpose of the programme is to enable professional artistic development at the highest level and provide a structure within which you can make a significant and original contribution to your chosen artistic field.

You can choose to study this course full-time (three years) or part-time (six years).

Introduction

The Doctor of Performing Arts programme is the Royal Conservatoire’s innovative professional doctorate in artistic practice.

Validated by the University of St Andrews, the purpose of the programme is to enable professional artistic development at the highest level and provide a structure within which you can make a significant and original contribution to your chosen artistic field.

You can choose to study this course full-time (three years) or part-time (six years).

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Entry requirements

Admission to the D.Perf. programme is normally on the basis of a Masters degree in the relevant subject. Where a prospective student lacks a taught postgraduate qualification, alternative mechanisms for assessing student qualifications and preparedness, reflecting professional or other work experience, may be used.

English language

The language of study is English. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. We accept the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Other equivalent English Language qualifications may be considered, please contact us ( doctoraladmissions@rcs.ac.uk ) for more information.

  • IELTS – 7.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component

Audition requirements

Audition requirements can be found in the Research Guide for Applicants on the following website.

Fees and scholarships

Tuition fees for academic year 2017-18

  • UK/EU students – £7,056 (full-time) and £3,531 (part-time)
  • International (non-EU) – £15,513 (full-time) and £7,758 (part-time)

Scholarships

Any potential student who auditions for a place at the Royal Conservatoire will automatically be considered for a scholarship. They are awarded on a combination of talent, potential and financial need. More information about Scholarships is available here.

Sources of external funding

For more information about alternative funding sources, including external scholarships and bursaries, please visit here.

The RCS International and Student Experience team are available to advise and assist applicants and current students in respect of queries about funding your studies at RCS. Please email or telephone +44 (0)141 270 8281/ +44 (0)141 270 8223 for further information.