Castle Grounds, Cathays ParkCardiff CF10 3ER UK +44 (0)29 2034 2854
  • Affiliations Conservatoires UK, European Association of Conservatoires, Conference of Drama Schools
  • Campus Urban
  • Established 1949
  • Location Cardiff, Wales
  • Postgraduates 125 [1]
  • Students 645 [1]
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 520 [1]
  • Vice principal
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Welsh: Coleg Brenhinol Cerdd a Drama Cymru) is a conservatoire within the University of Glamorgan Group 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 Glamorgan Group, with its degrees now awarded by the University of Glamorgan.
Undergraduate degrees:
The College offers undergraduate degrees in the following areas:

BMus Hons Music
BA Hons Acting
BA Hons Stage Management
BA Hons Theatre Design

Postgraduate degrees:
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
A Unique Environment - Set in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, bordering one of the largest and most beautiful urban parks in the UK, the College is well known for its distinctly warm and welcoming character. With just over 600 students there is a real sense of community and we are able to offer our students an outstanding level of support.