Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Introduction

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, the National Conservatoire of Wales, and part of the Glamorgan Group, competes alongside an international peer group of conservatoires and specialist arts colleges for the best students globally, enabling students to enter and influence the world of music, theatre and related professions.

Artistic Voice - The College educates some of the most talented students from around the world, aiming to give them not just the technical and craft skills they’ll need to succeed at the top levels of the profession, but also to help them to develop their individual artistic ‘voice.’

Creative Diversity - The College’s events calendar encompasses over 300 public performances every year including orchestral concerts, recitals, drama, opera and musical theatre. The creative diversity of the college ensures a stimulating environment and broad experience for students of all disciplines.

Pushing Boundaries - Our dedicated teachers have a wealth of professional and industry experience and the college collaborates with a number of high-profile arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera, BBC NOW, visiting artists and directors, to ensure that the unique vocational nature of our training programmes reflect the current practices and conditions of the professional world.

The College is constantly pushing boundaries with innovative and exciting programmes of study tailored to the demands of contemporary arts and creative industries. In 2009, its 60th anniversary year, the College became the UK’s first All-Steinway Conservatoire. The focus is always on the future and we take immense pride in the world-class talent of our students.

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Bachelor

BMus (Hons) in Jazz

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Entry to the BMus (Hons) Jazz course is by audition. We expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate an excellent technical facility [+]

BMus (Hons) in Jazz

Entry to the BMus (Hons) Jazz course is by audition. We expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate an excellent technical facility and a musical/stylistically aware approach to performance, including improvisation.

 

Candidates who are successful at audition are usually expected to gain at least two A-Levels, including Music, at grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications prior to entry.

 

Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. ABRSM theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to A-Levels.... [-]


BMus (Hons) in Music

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Entry to the BMus programmes is by audition (or by interview for composers and creative music technology applicants). As a guide to the minimum standard required for entry [+]

BMus (Hons) in Music

Entry to the BMus programmes is by audition (or by interview for composers and creative music technology applicants). As a guide to the minimum standard required for entry, we expect instrumental and vocal candidates to be able to demonstrate musical ability equivalent to that required to gain a Distinction at ABRSM Grade VIII. Composers and Creative Music Technology applicants will be asked to send examples of their creative work to discuss at interview.

 

Candidates who are successful at audition/interview are usually expected to gain at least two A Levels including Music, at grade C or above (or equivalent qualifications) prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. ABRSM theory qualifications at Grade VI or above may also be considered as an alternative to A Levels. In any case, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/ auditions, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.... [-]


BA

BA (Hons) in Acting

Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organisations, visiting directors [+]

BA (Hons) in Acting

RWCMD enjoys a very good reputation within the acting profession. Through collaborations with professional organisations, visiting directors, actors and casting agents, we provide our students with experience of real working conditions and enable them to make vital contacts within the industry.

 

At the beginning of your course you will participate in a range of classes and workshops designed to build your confidence in making instinctive decisions and in working collaboratively with colleagues.

 

In later classes you will work with scripts, building characters and relationships. You will receive training in movement skills, exploring physical approaches to the development of character and methods for the safe, economical use of the body as well as basic dance techniques. Vocal skills classes teach you the essential techniques relating to speech, singing, accents and the effective use of the voice. You will also take classes in stage combat, developing skills in fencing and unarmed combat in preparation for the British Academy of Stage Combat´s Proficiency Examinations.... [-]


BA (Hons) in Stage Management

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made of the basis of an interview. [+]

BA (Hons) in Stage Management

 

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Stage Management is made of the basis of an interview.

 

Candidates who are successful at interview are usually expected to gain a minimum of 240 UCAS Tariff points, or equivalent qualifications, prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3) and recognised international qualifications. However, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/interviews, and will often be higher than the minimum requirements stated above.... [-]


BA in Theatre Design (Hons)

Campus August 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Theatre Design programme is made of the basis of an interview and portfolio presentation. [+]

BA (Hons) in Theatre Design

Final selection for entry to the BA (Hons) Theatre Design programme is made of the basis of an interview and portfolio presentation.

 

An A Level or equivalent qualification in art and design is the minimum requirement for entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3), and recognised international qualifications. We recommend that applicants undertake a general art and design foundation course prior to entry. However, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications/portfolios presentations/interviews.... [-]