The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is Wales' National Conservatoire - a centre of excellence for the performing arts and an institution of national significance. It contributes to the cultural identity of Cardiff and Wales as a whole, and attracts some of the most gifted students from around the world.

There are 550 students at the college, approximately one third studying theatre-related subjects and two thirds, music. Just over a quarter of our students are postgraduates.

The College's Vision is to develop as a centre of excellence which:
  • offers high-quality training and resources, a life-enhancing curriculum and achieves the highest possible standards which are accessible to all
  • produces graduates who are articulate, thinking and innovative in their art forms and offers the music and theatre industries a regular and highly-skilled workforce
  • contributes to, influences and fosters the cultural and artistic life of Wales and beyond and can represent Wales on the world stage

To provide performance-centred and practically based courses which enable students to enter and influence the music and theatre professions and their related industries and, being aware of its unique position as the major provider of this type of education in Wales, to fulfil its responsibilities and develop its role in a European and international framework.

It also identifies five overarching strategic aims:

  • To be an institution of national significance, uniquely providing vocational training for the performing arts professions and able to respond and contribute to the evolving cultural identity of Wales
  • To be recognised as an integral partner in the United Kingdom's training framework for the performing arts
  • To be an institution of international reputation in the capital city, providing a vibrant, culturally diverse learning environment
  • To provide a learning environment of excellence which offers students every opportunity to develop their artistic potential
  • To attract the most gifted students from a range of cultural, social and economic backgrounds, with a mix of age and experience

The college presents over 300 public performances every year, including concerts and guest recitals, opera, musical theatre and a range of drama productions. Performances take place at the college's theatre and recital spaces and at a variety of external venues.

The Drama Department at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama consists of three distinct but interlinked programmes at degree level.

Theatre Design

In the unique setting of an active music and drama college, the students are able to contribute to a full programme of public performances including mainstream and alternative theatre, opera and musical theatre. The college has a main theatre and two studio theatres, and regularly stages productions at external professional venues, providing valuable opportunities for you to work in a variety of performance contexts.

Student's work:
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