Scottish conservatoire launches virtual showcase

Campaign image for Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's new interactive prospectus © Guy Farrow for RCS

Students take centre stage in ‘Like Nowhere Else’, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s new digital prospectus, launched on 4 May. 

Current students from across the disciplines of music, drama, dance, production and film and high-profile graduates including Sex Education’s Ncuti Gatwa, Outlander’s Sam Heughan and mezzo-soprano Svetlina Stoyanova of the Vienna State Opera, take a starring role throughout, through personal interviews and reflections of their time at RCS. The new prospectus combines bespoke photography, contemporary design and digital storytelling to create an immersive virtual showcase for prospective students around the world.

The prospectus’s central image (above) was shot by acclaimed fashion and sports photographer Guy Farrow, who has worked with everyone from English National Ballet and Vivienne Westwood to Adidas and Nike.

A free downloadable app, Zappar, enables content such as additional images and videos to be unlocked on smartphones and tablets. It includes exclusive alumni interviews from 2020 Oscar-nominated 1917 screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns and multi-award-winning jazz pianist Fergus McCreadie.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said:

‘At a time when the campus is closed and students and staff are studying and working remotely, our new prospectus offers an insight into our vibrant global community, which remains as creatively connected as ever.

‘We believe the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a special place in many ways: a national conservatoire with an international perspective, with students from more than 60 countries and staff trained from the most innovative institutions worldwide.

‘At RCS, we encourage our students to develop not just their art but their power to use it – and the world needs that now more than ever. We are looking forward to returning to our home in Glasgow and welcoming new and existing students through our doors and into our RCS family.

‘For now, a very warm digital welcome to the world of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, a place Like Nowhere Else, and we look forward to meeting you in person soon.’

Header photo: Campaign image for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s new interactive prospectus. Image © Guy Farrow for RCS

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