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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

4 Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama reviews

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2021 WUSCA winners

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  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
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Anon
13 Dec 20

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

BMus (Hons) Jazz BMus (Hons)

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Don't go here, if you have some bad luck you will slip through the net and be destroyed by them. While I was living in a dangerous situation and struggling for it they persuaded me to take the year out for 'the sake of the others', leaving me in the dangerous situation with zero contact or support.

SR
Student Reviewer
04 Apr 14

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

MA Stage & Event Management

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We have incredible facilities and we work on some incredible projects and we get amazing placements in some huge venue's, plus there has been a 100% employment rate in the industry after 6 months. The night life is pretty terrible, it feels like we work all the time and we don't have time to develop our own personalitys and friendships.

SR
Student Reviewer
05 Jan 14

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Music BMus (Hons)

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I would not recommend the music course at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I hugely regret my decision to study there and I am now taking time out before my postgraduate studies to ensure that I can go to the right institution. The lecturers are not only unhelpful but often rude and biased. Cardiff is a nice city, but the courses is so demanding that it leaves no time to enjoy the surroundings, let alone have any time to practise. Booking rooms to practise is a nightmare and this shold be the highest priority for anyone who wants to study music at a conservatoire. This is a common opinion of the music department at the college. I would highly recommend studying anywhere else other than the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

SR
Student Reviewer
22 Dec 13

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Music BMus (Hons)

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The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama is totally negative in supporting students. In particular several music departments are totally biased with favourtism in marks and have an incredibly negative atmosphere. I was part of one of these departments and I feel I now need a break to decide what path to take in a career. This is due to having virtually no career advice whilst being at college. I would recommned going to any other music college than RWCMD and I wish I had taken a different offer. I am not the only one to feel like this. Furthermore I think what is most evident at college is the amount of students on anti depressants which in my department is very high. This is not a good place to study.

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