A Warm Welcome to All Our Students

 Events and Activity Kickstarting 2023.24 

Get Into: Production and Guitar, Interview Skills and New Ambassadors Meeting

☀️ Fair Access are celebrating the start of the new academic year for 2023/24. We’re thrilled to have all our students back, new and returning, with a host of activities to start us off.


Those interested in learning about stage management, lighting, prop making, set design and more were off to a great start with their first session in sound with RCS’s Head of Production Ros Maddison.


A classroom with 5 students and tutor talking about guitars

This strand of our ‘Get Into’ programme is designed to develop performance skills and general musicianship. Embarking on a journey of discovery, delving into the fundamentals of guitar playing while fostering a love for music. Led by RCS students who are passionate about nurturing new talent, students will go on to learn everything from basic chords and strumming techniques to sightreading and improvisation. With weekly group lessons and one-to-one attention, students will build skills, gain confidence, and develop a solid foundation in guitar playing.


A studio classroom with people at tables chatting

Kickstarting the Transitions Year of Applications student activities for the year was an interview skills workshop. These are invaluable workshops in preparing our students in getting ready to apply for further study in the performance and production arts.


A room of students with a tutor, standing

And lastly, a huge thank you to all our new Fair Access Ambassadors who attended the first meet-up of the year. It was great to see everyone getting to know each other and we’re looking forward to the year ahead with you all. Welcome!

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If you would like to find out more about the work that Fair Access do, visit or website at rcs.ac.uk/fair-access, sign up for our newsletter via the website or if you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Get Into: Performing and Production Arts

 Get Into: Performing and Production Arts 

Musical Theatre, Filmmaking, Production, Singing or Guitar

For ages 15+ Starting Autumn 2023

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Would you like to Get Into: Musical Theatre, Filmmaking, Guitar, Singing or Production Arts & Technology? Not sure where to begin? Our free ‘Get Into’ courses could be the perfect answer. 

We’re running five separate programmes in these artforms starting Autumn 2023.

These free weekly sessions will be a great opportunity to:

  • Build your confidence
  • Develop your skills in your chosen artform
  • Meet others who love the same thing as you

Bring your energy, enthusiasm and commitment! 

* Applications now closed *

Please note: Fair Access will prioritise those facing barriers to accessing the arts such as those:

Get in touch and we can check your postcode for you. 

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If you have any questions or queries, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Get Into: Musical Theatre, End of Term


End of Term Update

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Last weekend we celebrated the end of our first term of ‘Get Into Musical Theatre’. Our ten incredible students shared their new skills in front of a full audience of friends, family and Fair Access staff.

Get into Musical Theatre is one of our new activities this year. It runs weekly over three terms and is designed to support Fair Access students develop skills in acting, singing dancing and musicianship – all the skills needed for a Musical Theatre pathway. The course is taught by 3 outstanding professionals including Transitions Musical Theatre Alumni Caitlin Forbes.

We are so proud of our Get Into Musical Theatre group and can’t wait to carry on building skills and having fun next term.

 Our Transitions Programme is open for applications. If you or someone you know is interested in studying musical theatre, why not check out our pages to find out if you are eligible?

Curious About Film Club


Part of the Fair Access ‘Get Into’ Series

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When: 7 monthly sessions on Tuesdays from September 2022 to March 2023
Where: GMAC Cinema, 5th Floor, 103 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HD

Curious About Film is a monthly film club for people who want to explore and engage with film. You will watch and talk about film, get some hands on practical experience of cameras, dabble with animation and sound design and learn about all the different jobs in the film industry. You will get the chance to design your own film festival and programme your own cinema screening event – so you can experience film in all it’s glory!

Workshops and activity will take place at GMAC Film in central Glasgow – with the final screening at Glasgow Film Theatre. This programme of workshops is part of the RCS’s ‘Get Into’ series and is being delivered partnership with GMAC Film and Fair Access at the RCS.

Workshop Dates:

  • 13 September
  • 11 October
  • 8 November
  • 6 December
  • 10 January 2023
  • 7 February 2023
  • 7 March 2023

* Applications now closed *

Curious About Film: A partnership with GMAC Film, RCS Fair Access and Glasgow Film.

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If you require any further information or have any questions, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Get Into: Production (Glasgow)


Open Day for 16+ and Twilight Session for Teachers

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Think the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is just about acting and music? Think again!

Come and find out about our incredibly versatile and hands-on undergraduate Production ProgrammesThere are two available streams: Production Arts and Design and Production Technology and Management.

Production is a vital part of any live event. Our aim is to train young people for a wide range of careers across theatre, TV, film, music concerts, live events and beyond.

Did you know? 

  • Woodwork can lead to a career in Set Construction
  • Art & Design can lead to working as a Scenic Artist or Prop Maker
  • Fashion and Textiles can lead to being a Costume Maker
  • Physics and Computing can lead to careers in Lighting, Sound and Theatre Technology

Find out the pathways from school and college to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Explore our training. Take part in taster workshops. Meet our staff and students.

Event information:

Twilight Tour for
Teachers, Lecturers, DYW
Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Wednesday 7 September
4.30pm – 6.30pm

Open Day for those
aged 16+
Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Wednesday 21 September
9:15am – 11:45am

Register your interest by clicking the button below:

* Applications now closed *

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If you require any further information or have any questions, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk

Get Into: Musical Theatre


Start Date: September 2022

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Do you love watching musicals? Have an interest in singing, acting or dancing? Would you like to ‘get into’ Musical Theatre but not sure where to start?

If yes, these weekly sessions in Musical Theatre could be perfect for you! You don’t need prior experience and the sessions are free for those taking part.

Aimed at those aged 14+, the ‘Get Into: Musical Theatre’ programme will build on your interests and experiences. You will develop your confidence in acting, singing, dancing and musicianship, creating a skill set all relevant to Musical Theatre.

Register your interest by clicking the button below:

* Applications now closed *

 Get In Touch 

If you require any further information or have any questions, email: fairaccesshello@rcs.ac.uk