Welcome to the School of Drama

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.

A Campus Built For The Performing Arts

Explore the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in our 360 virtual tour. You’ll be able to see our rehearsal and practice rooms, professional performance venues, workshops, editing suite, and more.


BA Acting

” I just fell in love with RCS. I thought, there’s a room full of people like me here. It was incredible.”

– Ncuti Gatwa, BA Acting graduate


BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice

” CPP continues to support some of the most urgent and exciting makers and thinkers in the arts.”

– Michael Norton, Artsadmin


BA Musical Theatre

100% of RCS Musical Theatre graduate respondents are in employment or further study

– HESA 2018/19


BA Performance in British Sign Language and English

The only course of it’s kind in Europe, this course uses British Sign Language, English and visual language to teach artists how to make and perform work.


About RCS

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.

Professional Partnerships

The School of Drama has active partnerships with industry professionals across the UK and beyond, ensuring the very best learning experiences for our students.

National Theatre of Scotland

Showcasing Scottish culture at home and abroad, the National Theatre of Scotland allows students to gain access to the important network of directors, sound technicians, stage managers and performance makers at Scotland’s national theatre.

BBC Scotland

Shakespeare’s Globe

Solar Bear Theatre Company

Citizens Theatre