Image: Their Royal Highnesses watching MA actor Zoe Goriely perform a speech from Shakespeare. Photo: Simon Gough Photography
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama’s Extraordinary Year Ends with a Royal Visit from its President, The Prince of Wales
RWCMD has ended its academic year with a visit from its President, HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.
Their Royal Highnesses spent the morning meeting staff, students and graduates, and learned more about how the College has managed through the pandemic and is now investing and fundraising to support the launch of exciting new programmes, including a re-designed undergraduate Music degree, a BA in Musical Theatre and a Foundation course in Scenic Construction.
“We are honoured to welcome Their Royal Highnesses to the Royal Welsh College during their week in Wales and it feels very special indeed to have our President with us as part of our final week of term,” said RWCMD Principal Helena Gaunt.
“Of course it’s been a challenging year for our College community but we’ve been able to continue our training throughout, and still create and programme a wide range of excellent performances in these remarkable spaces that have served us and our audiences so well over the last ten years.
“We are looking forward with ambition now and it is wonderful that we have had the opportunity to brief His Royal Highness about future strategies that will ensure we emerge stronger from the experience of the last 18 months as we fundraise and invest to widen access to training, deepen connections to the industries and develop our impact.”