Welcome to the School of Drama

Recognised as one of the world’s top 5 performing arts education institutions (QS World University Rankings 2022), the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the most dynamic, creative and collaborative institutions in the world.

Open Day Schedule

  • Academic Administration and Support Session
    Zoom webinar with information on how to apply, accommodation, fees, funding, disability support and welfare
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  • Q&A with the BA Acting team
    On Zoom
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  • Overview of the BA (Hons) Contemporary Performance Practice programme
    On Zoom
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  • Q&A with the BA Musical Theatre team
    On Zoom
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  • Performance Showcase
    An exclusive performance showcase of work that our drama students have performed in the past 18 months.
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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 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.


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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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