The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
|Famous For||Music ・Drama ・Film|
|Famous For||Music ・Drama ・Film|
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is a conservatoire of music theatre and dance based in Glasgow, Scotland. Today the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama is a leading cultural institution in the UK, and the busiest performing arts venue in Scotland. The Academy has an approach to learning and teaching based an acknowledgement of each student's unique potential, creativity and talents. Above all else, the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama seeks to nurture in its students a spirit of creativity, innovation, enterprise and excellence. Performance is an essential aspect of what the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has to offer and they are, in terms of the number of performances, the busiest performing arts venue in Scotland. Therefore, they are able to offer students an impressive range of performance opportunities.
Each course and/or Department forms a cohesive student group, which is further fostered by ensemble teaching. Teaching methods also mean that students are, without exception, personally known to their teachers and as a result student progress is monitored closely and carefully.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama maintains a close relationship with the professions, which helps to ensure the continued vocational relevance of courses. Significantly, the Academy employs a proportionately very high number of part-time teachers who are also active in the professions, thereby providing students with a direct and live link to those professions. In addition to the professional activities of part-time staff, many of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama's full-time staff are also distinguished practitioners in their own professional spheres.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has a range of facilities, including several performance spaces: the Guinness Room, the Academy Concert Hall, the Chandler Studio Theatre, the New Athenaeum Theatre, and the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio (built in 1998). The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama also houses a professional recording studio.
In 2008 the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama fitted part of its main performing space, the New Athenaeum Theatre, with a Stage Technologies automated flying system. The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama became the first educational establishment in the UK to offer Stage Automation Training as part of the curriculum.
Students from over 45 countries come to study at the RSAMD. As a student at Scotland's international conservatoire, students will be joining a truly multi-cultural environment. They will enjoy studying in a friendly and supportive atmosphere where students are encouraged to realise their aspirations.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama offers two different types of accomodation, Student Halls and Private Rental Accomodation.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has an arrangement with Liberty House student accommodation that gives new students the opportunity to be accommodated in student accommodation. This is offered on a first come, first served basis.
The accommodation is within walking distance of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and consists of single en suite rooms with communal kitchen/living area. Applications to be accommodated in Liberty House should be made directly to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Application forms can only be given to students who have accepted their unconditional offer.
Application forms are available from the Academyfs Registry and further information on Liberty House is available on their website: www.libertyliving.co.uk
If students are interested in renting a flat in the private sector, they may access the Private Accommodation Database (PAD) which is administered by Glasgow's Higher Education Institutions.
The Database is available at: http://www.glasgowpad.org/Home.aspx
For additional information regarding accomodation in Glasgow, contact the Welfare and International Student Advisor.
Woodside Health Centre is only a short distance from the RSAMD and provides rapid response if medical assistance is required. The address is Woodside Health Centre, Barr Street, Glasgow, G20 7LR. Telephone: (0141) 531 9560. A medical team from the Health Centre attends the Academy during Freshers Week and offers students the opportunity to register with a GP at the practice.
The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama has a register of medical specialists in all fields relevant to performance in music, drama and dance. If a student experiences a medical problem that is causing difficulties in his or her studies, arrangements can be made by the Registrar and Academic Support Manager for he or she to see a specialist.
Glasgow is one of the UK's most energetic, dynamic and friendly cities. Situated on the banks of the River Clyde, it is Scotland's largest city. It is a hub for music and theater, within five minutes walking distance of the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (home of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and visited by major international orchestras). The Theatre Royal (home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet) and an 18 screen multiplex cinema are just across the road. There are 12 theatres of varying sizes in Glasgow, including the renowned Citizens Theatre, Tron theatre, the Arches and The Theatre Royal and it isn't hard to see why so many actors, musicians and artists choose to live and study here. A huge volume of bands and pop groups play in Glasgow, with the majority of them citing the city as the best audience that they have played for. With a number of venues across the city ranging from the mighty SECC, the infamous Barrowlands and the cosy King Tuts (to name a few) the majority of bands fit a visit to Glasgow into their tour schedule.
Glasgow is home to more than 35 museums and galleries, which include the Burrell Collection, the Hunterian, the Art Gallery & Museum at Kelvingrove, the People's Palace and theMcLellan Galleries, while the city's Mitchell Library is the largest public reference library in Europe.
As the largest UK shopping centre outside London, Glasgow has a shop for every possible taste. From the designer boutiques of Ingram Street to the high street chains of Buchanan and Argyle Street, the prestigious indoor malls and second-hand bookshops every possible whim is catered for on the streets of Glasgow.
The underground system and bus network make it easy to get to know Glasgow. The city is easy to get around, as its streets are based on a grid system. The two main stations are minutes from the RSAMD; Edinburgh is only 45 minutes away by train and London around five hours by train or an hour by air. An escape from the city to the scenic beauty of the Highlands is only an hour away. Glasgow International Airport is just 20 minutes from the city centre and Glasgow Prestwick is within 45 minutes, offering flights to most major European cities.