Royal College of Music

Why Royal College of Music?

The Royal College of Music (RCM) provides specialist musical education in the centre of London.

The college's iconic Blomfield building is situated opposite the world-famous Royal Albert Hall.

Facilities include internationally renowned performance spaces, such as the Britten Theatre and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, state-of-the-art accommodation, soundproofed practice pods and studios with audio, video and composition technology.

Students receive one-to-one lessons and group classes with dedicated and experienced professors, many of whom are big names with successful performing careers.

The RCM award-winning Creative Careers Centre offers students a range of opportunities including help with filling in application forms and finding paid employment.

Orchestral musicians can benefit from sit-in schemes with major London orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra. While singers get to cover roles for English Touring Opera whom the RCM enjoys a close relationship, composers can participate in innovative collaborative projects and hear their works performed in some of London’s most prestigious venues.

International Students

More than 50% of RCM students come from outside the UK, representing over 60 countries across the world. The college's teaching staff are also drawn from every corner of the globe.

The RCM's friendly atmosphere provides a unique opportunity in which to build contacts and friendships with musicians from across the world.

Support staff provide advice to international students on a range of subjects, from accommodation to finances.

What Students Say:

"The guidance that I have received from my professors has been outstanding. Our lessons are always varies and the amount of support to help you progress is exceptional."

Mebrakh Haughton-Johnson, BMus student

Quick Facts

  • Performance opportunities in venues across London and Further afield
  • The RCM holds 500 events a year
  • Dedicated professors who are at the forefront of their fields
  • Students have gone on to enjoy successful international careers for more than 135 years
  • Alumni includes Sir Thomas Allen, Benjamin Britten, Natalie Clein, Amy Dickson, Sir James Galway, Gustav Holst, Alina Ibragimova, Dame Joan Sutherland and Ralph Vaughan-Williams
  • The only conservatoire to award their own degrees right up to doctoral level
  • A thriving research community informs teaching and helps students develop fully as artists
  • Top conservatoire for performing arts in the UK for four consecutive years in the QS World University Rankings 2016-19

Contact

Address

Prince Consort Road, South Kensington, SW7 2BS

Student Testimonials

"The guidance that I have received from my professors has been outstanding. Our lessons are always varies and the amount of support to help you progress is exceptional."