Located in the great city of Birmingham and making use of the specialist facilities we have on offer, our provision across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses is designed to prepare you for the modern profession and all its challenges. We put employability and entrepreneurship centre stage, and provide a platform from which successful and sustainable careers can be launched.
We’re passionate about empowering our students to reach their full potential, regardless of background or previous experience. Indeed, we define ourselves by our nurturing, supportive approach: we get to know every one of our students as individuals, and help guide them to discover, develop and pursue their own personal strengths and enthusiasms.
Become the best musician you can possibly be, with world-class tuition and facilities. With a history dating back to 1859, the Conservatoire has a longstanding reputation for producing high calibre graduates who fulfil their creative and professional aspirations.Music at RBC
With roots as a drama school going back to 1936, we retain the professional outlook and commitment to contemporary training that has seen our drama provision consistently rated amongst the best in the UK.Acting at RBC
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire is part of Birmingham City University. This means that you benefit from the wide range of activities, services and support that are in place to serve the university’s 24,000 students.Student information
The Conservatoire of the future
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility is the first of its kind in the digital age and is the perfect fusion of traditional and contemporary.
Featuring 9,000 sq m of purpose-designed teaching, rehearsal and state of the art performance space, it offers world-class facilities for our students.
From great music to captivating speakers, there's something for everyone on the BCU events calendar.Events calendar
Check out our blog where we share our experiences, stories and the latest news from our Music and Acting Departments.Read more
The RBC round-up
Find out what's been going on at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire this month.RBC Round-up
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s £57 million teaching and performance facility offers unrivalled opportunities for our students.Take a look
Around 50 full-time members of staff (including support staff) and nearly 200 visiting specialist tutors work at the Conservatoire. This means that for roughly every two students there is one member of staff.Our staff
Our graduates at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire go on to a variety of exciting and successful careers. We hope their stories inspire you.Our graduates
Much of our research work, beyond the major Funded Projects, tends to cluster into informal groupings.More about our research
Learn and Participate
We work regularly in partnership with music hubs, schools and community organisations to deliver a range of opportunities including instrument specific events, workshops, masterclasses and coaching sessions.Find out more
Arco provides regular distance-learning opportunities for talented children in South Africa, who do not have access to the same level of musical education as students in the UK.More about ARCO
BBC Young Musician of the Year
Music student celebrates ‘the versatility of percussion’ following BBC Young Musician win.Read more