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The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (RWCMD) is the National Conservatoire of Wales, and one of the UK’s leading Drama Schools. RWCMD provides specialist vocational training within Design, Construction, Stage Management,  Acting, ​Musical Theatre and Music (classical and jazz).

RWCMD also operates as an arts centre holding over 500 public performances and events each year, regular masterclasses from international artists, and performances, exhibitions and tours in Wales, London and overseas. The opportunities for students studying at RWCMD are endless.

Based in Cardiff, the capital of Wales, the city has been declared the UK’s first Music City and is also one of the largest and most successful creative centres outside of London. The city is home to broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and S4C; production companies such as Bad Wolf and Wild Creations, and also two major orchestras, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the orchestra of Welsh National Opera. The College is perfectly located in this thriving city to collaborate with all these major creative organisations to enable our students to gain invaluable experiences of real working conditions, and vital contacts within industry.


Foundation Course:

Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction


Undergraduate Courses:

BA (Hons) Acting

BA (Hons) Design for Performance

BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre


The College also offers a range of Masters courses, please visit the website for further information.


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
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Studying Stage Management & Technical Theatre (BA)

​Studying Design for Performance  (BA)

​Studying Design for Performance  (MA)

Studying Scenic Construction (Foundation Degree)