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Short Courses

Short Courses exists to widen access and participation in the wonderful rehearsal and performance facilities, with the amazing teachers and excellent learning programmes at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS).

We offer an exciting selection of weekly and weekend courses for children, young people and adults across music, dance, drama, production and film. There are classes for complete beginners or those looking to enhance and develop their existing skills.

We also offer a selection of audition and interview preparation courses for those hoping to progress to higher education training, as well as credit-rated courses which are designed in accordance with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

As a student at Scotland’s national conservatoire, you will be joining a truly vibrant and multi-cultural environment. You will be studying in a friendly and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to realise their aspirations, develop their skills and explore their potential.

  • Children and Young People
    Year-long, weekly classes running each Saturday from September to June
  • Adult
    Year-long, weekly classes from September to June, or 10 week classes running in Term 1, 2, or 3
  • Summer Schools
    Classes for Children and Young People, or Adults, taking place between July and August
  • Short Study and Audition Preparation
    Intensive classes taking place over a weekend

Find out more about the courses we offer by visiting a page below.

Find A Short Course

Meet the Team

Our Short Courses and Summer Schools provision is managed by our dedicated team:

  • Marlisa Ross Short Courses and Business Development Manager
  • Jonathan Dawson Operations Manager
  • Mona Keeling Co-ordinator: Adults Drama and Dance
  • Duncan Sanders Co-ordinator: Production and Filmmaking
  • Ash Henning Co-ordinator: Children and Young People
  • Ankna Arockiam Coordinator: Music
  • Sam Burns Short Courses Administrator
  • Poppy Lironi Credit Rated Administrator
  • Felicia Golden Content Producer

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us on

Important Information

You can find more information about applying for and studying Short Courses on our pages below: