Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

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Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru
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Established 1949
Type Public
Students 645 [1]
Undergraduates 520 [1]
Postgraduates 125 [1]
Location Cardiff, Wales
51°29′08″N 3°11′01″W / 51.4856°N 3.1836°W / 51.4856; -3.1836Coordinates: 51°29′08″N 3°11′01″W / 51.4856°N 3.1836°W / 51.4856; -3.1836
Campus Urban
Affiliations Conservatoires UK, European Association of Conservatoires, Drama UK
Website www.rwcmd.ac.uk
NATO Foreign Ministers' dinner held at the college on 4 September 2014

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Welsh: Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru) is a conservatoire located in Cardiff, Wales. The College was established in 1949 as Cardiff College of Music at Cardiff Castle, but has since moved to purpose-built accommodation within the castle grounds of Bute Park near Cardiff University. It later changed its name to the Welsh College of Music & Drama before being awarded its Royal title in The Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002, making it the fifth conservatoire to be awarded this title.

From its opening, the College's degrees were awarded by the University of Wales and in 2004 the College became part of the federal university. In 2007, however, it left the university and became a limited company under the University of South Wales Group, with its degrees now awarded by the University of South Wales[1].

The college provides education and training in the performing arts, with approximately two-thirds of its 550 students studying music-related courses and the rest studying drama-related courses. It was the first and is only one of two All-Steinway conservatoires in the UK, along with Leeds College of Music.

Undergraduate degrees[edit]

The College offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas:

Postgraduate degrees[edit]

The College also offers postgraduate degrees in the following areas;

  • MA Musical Theatre
  • MA Event Production
  • MMus Music
  • MA Music Performance
  • MA Choral Conducting (New to 2008)
  • MMus Creative Music Technology by Distance Learning
  • MA Music Therapy (discontinued)
  • MPhil/PhD Music (Composition/Performance)
  • MA Theatre Design
  • MA Arts Management
  • MA Stage Management
  • PGDip Music
  • PGradDip Stage Management/Technical Theatre
  • PGradDip Theatre Design
  • PGradDip Lighting Design
  • PGradDip Arts Management
  • PGDip Acting
  • PGDip Conducting

Alumni[edit]

Anthony Hopkins Centre
For full list, see Category:Alumni of the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06". Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Archived from the original on 2007-05-15. Retrieved 2007-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Graduation and Honorary Fellows 2007". Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 

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