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Educating Ncuti

Named a global ‘Game-Changer’ by Elle magazine, we meet Sex Education scene-stealer, graduate Ncuti Gatwa.

Screen queen

Singled out by Variety as ‘one to watch’, screenwriter and graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns is shooting for the top.

Fergus holds the keys

Fergus McCreadie is rapidly earning a reputation as one of the hottest properties in the Scottish Jazz scene.

Special place and people with a game-changing role to play

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey reflects on the role RCS has in placemaking.

Screen queen

Screenwriter and graduate Krysty Wilson-Cairns is shooting for the top, as Dr Andy Dougan, RCS Film lecturer, finds out.

Ballet's showstopping year

Since its inception in 2009, the BA Modern Ballet degree at the Royal Conservatoire has grown to become one of the UK’s most respected dance training programmes.

Fergus holds the keys

Fergus speaks to Mark Good about his student days, life on the road and why jazz musicians neglect a good tune at their peril.

A cut above

It’s a place cloaked in magic and part of the rich fabric of life at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Linda Robertson delves in to the wonderful world of wardrobe.

Spotlight on Development: Julie Reynolds

Head of Fundraising, Julie Reynolds, speaks to us about her role at RCS and the impact fundraising has.

Making the arts accessible for all

Learn about the impact of our award-winning Fair Access programme.

Educating Ncuti

He’s the breakout star of one of Netflix’s most talked-about shows and has been named a global ‘Game-Changer’ by Elle magazine. Mark Good meets Sex Education scene-stealer, graduate Ncuti Gatwa.

Creative sparks: the rise of the enterprising artist

There is creativity at every turn in RCS and bringing ideas to life requires skills which extend far beyond the concert hall, theatre stage or workshop. By Mark Good.

From A Chorus Line to Scotland’s National Conservatoire

Legendary leading lady Donna McKechnie has thrilled audiences worldwide in a sensational musical theatre career, now, her latest role has brought her to Glasgow for the very first time. And she’s here to pass the baton to the next generation.

RCS on the world's great festival stage

Scotland’s national conservatoire took up residency in August for a summer full of arts and culture.

Graduation celebrations

Graduation is the culmination of years of intensive study and creative endeavour, Mark Good looks back at unforgettable days.

2018 edition

Laura Donnelly

We catch up with graduate Laura Donnelly following her Best Actress award at this year’s Oliviers.

Keenan Fletcher

From Jamaica to Sadler’s Wells: one dancer’s epic journey.

Svetlina Stoyanova

We find out how mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova is settling in to her dream job.

Leading the world

In 2018, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was recognised as one of the world’s top 10 performing arts institutions by QS World University Rankings.

Dance Master: Paul Liburd

Dancer and choreographer Paul Liburd spent a week at RCS to work with the Modern Ballet students on their graduation performance. Linda Robertson sits in on a class and watches the dance master at work.

Student successes

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland attracts the world’s most talented and committed students to Glasgow. Mark Good looks back at some of our student successes in 2017/18.

The trailblazers

The first cohort of the UKs only degree for D/deaf performers made history when they graduated in July. Linda Robertson asks what’s next for this groundbreaking group?

Setting the scene

Production students are the backstage stars who bring the magic of theatre to life. Linda Robertson goes behind the scenes to discover what it takes to stage a showstopper at RCS.

Five star festival fun

From five-star reviews to cultural creative conversations, Linda Innes reports on this year’s festival highlights.

Letters from America

How love letters of the Fitzgeralds allowed the Royal Conservatoire to reach new international audiences.


A day of celebration and achievement, take a look at some of the photos from the big day.

All that jazz

The partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Gleneagles continues to thrive, and this year includes the support of another Gleneagles Scholar, alongside the creation of a new Gleneagles Ensemble.

Widening access to the arts in the North East

This year, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland joined in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to bring high quality performing arts education to the north east.

Heard it through the grapevine

Corney & Barrow is one of the oldest independent wine merchants in the UK, why does it choose to support the work of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland?

A family recipe for success

Meet the father-daughter duo behind La Bonne Auberge who are passionate advocates of the performing arts.