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Street Address:

100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G2 3DB, Scotland, UK


Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts (Hons). Three years. Studies in performance (contemporary), production technology, music management, musical theatre. Bachelor of Music (Hons). Four years. Specialisation in performance (classical, jazz, early music, opera, traditional, piping), composition, music history. Bachelor of Education (Music)(Hons).


Graduate programs


Master of Music/Master of Arts in Music. Specialisation in performance (classical jazz, early music, traditional), chamber music, piano accompaniment, composition, piano for dance, traditional music. The courses may be taken either as Master of Music (two years) or Master of Arts (one year). Master of Arts. In musical theatre, psychology in the arts. Master of Music. In performance, Scottish music, opera, musical theatre, composition. Master of Philosophy. Doctor of Performing Arts.


Diploma programs


Artist Diploma. In performance, composition, research. Professional Graduate Diploma: • in Education (Music). • in Musical Directing. Advanced Post-graduate Diploma in Music.

Institution Notes:

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was, until 1 September 2011, known as the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. It can trace its history back to the creation of the Glasgow Athenaeum in 1847. The current Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers programs in music, dance, drama, film, music production and music education. Facilities include the Stevenson Hall seating 360 people, a recital hall, many practice and rehearsal rooms, an organ room, the Groves recording studio and electronic music workshop. The purpose-built Alexander Gibson Opera School opened in 1998 and the Academy houses the New Athenaeum Theatre which seats 344 persons as well as several other performing spaces. There is an Orchestral Apprenticeship Scheme in partnership with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, as well as an active opera program and an early music program. Alexander technique is available, as are other wellness programs. Research degrees are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews. The John Webb collection of brass wind instruments is one of the most significant assemblages in the world, with over 500 instruments being acquired in 2011. The Conservatoire organises a system of graded public examinations in traditional Scottish music on fiddle, accordion and Scottish harp. The honorary award of FRCS (Fellow of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) is offered.The LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music) is offered through the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and is available in composition, music in the school curriculum, teaching, performance, conducting and piano accompaniment. There is a Department of Continuing Education that offers performance, composition and other programs to part-time students. The DanceDramaFilm&Musicworks programs offer specialist short courses and summer schools. The Junior Conservatoire of Music organises weekly music classes for young people aged 7 to 18 as well as early year music for 1- to 7-year-olds. An active member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen.

Last Updated:

October 2022