Welcome to the School of Drama

Recognised as one of the world’s top 10 performing arts education institutions (QS World University Rankings 2023), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the most dynamic, creative and collaborative institutions in the world.

Like Nowhere Else

RCS is the only conservatoire in Europe to teach all of the performing and production arts on the one campus, and there is a distinctive buzz about working in an environment with so many creative artists. BA Acting student Charlie talks about their experience of RCS and why they think the School of Drama is a place Like Nowhere Else.


” Drama school has been the single most all-encompassing experience of my life.”

– James McAvoy, BA Acting graduate

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

Audition Preparation courses

We run regular audition preparation weekends for both Acting and Musical Theatre programmes, and the skills taught are transferable to other audition scenarios.

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Gloria: Behind the Scenes


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