Taught course

Musical Theatre (Performance)

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland · School of Drama

Entry requirements

Entry by audition. Applicants will normally have an undergraduate degree in an associated subject but other degrees or relevant experience may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The performance pathway is an intensive blend of high-level training and creative opportunities for students who already have a related degree and/or performing experience. As well as practical performance training, we’ll equip you with skills, knowledge, and contacts for your professional career. The programme is closely linked with the industry, and has been developed with professional input. This ensures your training encompasses the skills that employers are looking for, and is both contemporary and relevant. Your training will focus on acting, singing, dance, and music. You’ll have a high degree of one to one contact time, including individual voice and singing tutorials with some of the finest singing teachers in the UK, as well as conservatoire level training in acting, dance, and music.

Programme structure


· Dance, voice (spoken and individual singing and repertoire lessons), acting and performance


· New musical development

· Intimate scene study

· Fully produced performance of a public concert in conjunction with the Conservatoire Big Band

· Musical theatre scene study and performance

· Public performance of solo cabaret or devised performance

· Full season of work produced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; including a fully produced main stage musical theatre production (previous productions include Jerry Springer the Opera, Spring Awakening, Company and Avenue Q) and the performances of a brand new work developed through the course of the year (previous productions include the award-winning Wasted Love, Freak Show, Forest Boy and Rocket Science)

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international students. Auditions are held each year in USA and Canada as well as other selected locations. DVD auditions are welcomed from non UK students. Please see our website for further information on what to prepare or contact us directly.

Fees and funding

Information on fees and funding can be found at http://www.rcs.ac.uk/studyhere/fees/.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Drama
+44 (0)141 332 4101
+44 (0)141 332 8901