|ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA|
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:
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.”
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.
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.
Opera – The Birds
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ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA