What Conservatoires offer
Some of the key reasons why UK conservatoires are particularly attractive include:
The rich cultural life of British cities
The cultural richness of British cities is acknowledged everywhere. It is rooted in a long-standing tradition of government support for the arts, and in institutions of world renown, such as the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Opera, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Ballet, Welsh National Opera and the BBC. But the British arts scene is equally renowned for innovation. From British New Wave pop bands to Brit Art, British art is distinguished by its daring, self-questioning spirit, while Britain’s creative industries are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the UK economy.
Training in the language of global communication
Training in English equips a professional artist to work almost anywhere in the world.
Studying at a UK conservatoire naturally gives an insight into British culture; it also gives quick and easy access to global contexts. All CUK conservatoires have large numbers of international students, as well as teachers and professors of world renown, and their presence adds greatly to the value of UK conservatoire education.
Strength in Higher Education
British higher education is acknowledged everywhere as world-class. CUK conservatoires share in the spirit of expertise and free intellectual enquiry with a special collaborative identity that has led to their success and to outstanding levels of employability.