Like what you see at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama?


  • First UK institution to achieve gold standard level of quality assurance across music, drama and under 18s in the international MusiQuE quality review
  • 100% overall course satisfaction in the 2023 National Student Survey (NSS) for BA in Acting
  • Arts centre on campus which presents 500 plus performances each year, allowing the opportunity to witness world class performers on campus and to perform at live events yourself

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is Wales’ national conservatoire, offering courses in music, drama, design and arts management. Our students’ extraordinary talent and potential is fused with exceptional teaching and unrivalled industry links, to bring dreams to life. A space for everyone, creative ambition and collaboration are central to our excellence.

Excellence empowered

In addition to a diverse programme of performances involving students of all disciplines, the College attracts leading international artists, providing opportunities for students to learn up-close from some of the world's most renowned performers. With some of Wales’ most prestigious venues we operate a dynamic arts centre, and our performance programme of world class professionals is integral to students’ training.

Creative diversity

The College’s events calendar encompasses over 500 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.

Industry links

Our dedicated teachers have a wealth of professional and industry experience, and the College collaborates with a number of high-profile arts organisations, including BBC, Welsh National Opera and 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.

Inspired by the possibilities of performance and creative diversity we champion collaboration and empower excellence in all its forms. Passion and craft entwine with experience and play to elevate, provoke, push and transform.

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Location: Cardiff, South Wales

Number of students: 897

(Undergraduate: 596; postgraduate: 301; international: 211)

Contact: 029 2039 1361 / +44 29 2039 1361


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