Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama


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About us

Who we are

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama attracts the best creative talent from across the globe. As Wales’ national conservatoire, we fire imagination and drive innovation, offering training to more than 800 actors, musicians, designers, technicians and arts managers from more than 40 countries. 

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.

An introduction to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

An introduction to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 90 seconds! Cyflwyniad i Goleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru mewn 90 eiliad!

What makes us different

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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Course locations

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Castle Grounds,, Cathays Park,, Cardiff,, CF10 3ER