Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama



Established in 1949 as the Cardiff College of Music at Cardiff Castle, the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is a conservatoire within the University of Glamorgan. It was awarded its Royal title as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002.

- Though providing training and education across he performing arts, around two thirds of its undergraduates study music-related courses. The rest pursue drama-related courses. 

- The college’s events calendar includes over 300 annual public performances. 

- The college focuses on offering students practical as well as artistic skills. To achieve these ends, the RWCMD works with a variety of external organisations including the Welsh National Opera. 

- In 2009, the college became the UK’s first All-Steinway Conservatoire. 

Did You Know? 

Alumni include opera singer David Thaxton, baritone Anthony Stewart Llloyd and Welsh lyric tenor Dennis Griffiths. Sir Anthony Hopkins and Rob Brydon are among RWCMD’s thespian graduates.

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