Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (founded 1847) provides education across dance, drama, music, production and screen. We would be delighted to talk to you about our courses, so stop by booth 1545 to find out more about studying in Scotland.
As the only conservatoire in the UK to offer professional vocational training in dance, drama, music, production and screen, students are provided with an education that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
We are fortunate to partner with a wealth of professionals including Festival Theatre in Edinburgh and the Criterion in London allowing students to benefit from the blend of mentoring and real world experience working in a professional context. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is also an eligible Federal loan institution.
We enjoy facilities amongst the best in Europe, including:
- technical construction workshops
- wet and dry prop rooms
- a paint shop with full sized paint frame and motorised bridge
- a fully equipped machine shop
- a construction workshop with welding bay
- costume construction workshops
- considerable wardrobe stock stores
- three studios for production arts and design class and project work
- a new digital media suite
- recording studio facilities, and
- professional performance venues.
Our courses are practice-based which develops skill, knowledge and understanding incrementally. Students are interviewed and accepted based on their profile in one or several areas of study taken from the four core subjects on offer (stage management, lighting, sound and stage technology). All disciplines are studied in level one and into level two before specialist pathways are followed. At this point Lighting Design becomes part of the core provision and a specialist pathway in its own right alongside Production lighting.
We are also delighted to offer Summer Courses in this area. The Stage Production summer school is beneficial to those with an interest in production, theatre and art who are looking to gain knowledge and experience in various production elements and collaborate with others. Covering a number of production specialisms, this course provides students with a taste of each, allowing them to identify their own areas of interest along the way. More details on this can be found here.