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.


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

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

– James McAvoy, BA Acting graduate


BA Acting

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


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BA Musical Theatre