The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

First full-time undergraduate degree course for deaf performers in the UK

The BA Performance in British Sign Language and English programme at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is the first and only full-time undergraduate degree course for D/deaf performers* in the UK.

The first cohort made history when they graduated from the three-year course in 2018.

These highly-employable performing arts pioneers are already making their mark on the professional world and playing their part in changing attitudes and perceptions not only on stage, but also behind the scenes.

*D/deaf students refer to people who are Deaf (sign language users) and deaf (who are hard of hearing but who have English as their first language and may lipread and/or use hearing aids).