Scottish conservatoire ranked in global top 10 for performing arts

RCS students perform in the Gleneagles Symphony Orchestra concert © Robert McFadzean-RCS

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) is one of the world’s top ten destinations for studying the performing and production arts, according to a leading international ranking published on 4 March 2020.

Scotland’s national conservatoire features in the QS World University Rankings 2020 alongside other international institutions including The Juilliard School in New York, the Royal College and Royal Academy in London and Harvard University in Massachusetts.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, RCS Principal, said:

‘To be placed in the global top ten for performing arts education is a wonderful celebration of the staff and student community at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and our continued commitment to performance excellence and the power of the creativity.

‘Here at RCS we’re proud of having a curriculum which encourages trans-disciplinary learning, collaboration and the creation of new art and ideas, produces pioneering performers and artists who have the power to transform and enrich society through their work.

‘As the national conservatoire of Scotland, based as we are in Glasgow – a welcoming and creative city – this top ten ranking is welcome recognition of our contribution to developing artists and creative producers who can, and do, make a positive impact on their communities and across the world.’


The 2020 QS World University Ranking can be viewed here.

Photo: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland students perform in the Gleneagles Symphony Orchestra concert © Robert McFadzean/RCS

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