Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama accommodation

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a wonderfully diverse place to make the most of your student experience, students come from all over the world to study here, and when you stay in our RWCMD accommodation you’ll truly experience everything that Cardiff has to offer.

  1. General information

    The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a specialist college which enables students to enter the world of music and theatre related professions – and it attracts some of the best students from around the world.

    The College’s events calendar includes over 300 public performances every year ranging from orchestral concerts, recitals, drama, opera and musical theatre. The creative diversity of the college creates a stimulating environment and broad experience for students of all disciplines.

    The College’s dedicated teachers have a wealth of professional and industry experience and the college collaborates with a number of high-profile arts organisations, including Welsh National Opera, BBC NOW,  and visiting artists and directors to ensure that the unique vocational nature of their training programmes reflect the current practices and conditions of the professional world.

    The College is constantly pushing boundaries with innovative and exciting programmes of study tailored to the demands of contemporary arts and creative industries. The focus is always on the future and they take immense pride in the world-class talent of their students.

    The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a wonderfully diverse place to spend your student days, and when you stay in our RWCMD accommodation you’ll truly experience everything that this well-regarded higher education establishment has to offer.

  2. The campus

    The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama has some fantastic resources, including a range of buildings across the campuses which are perfectly equipped to set you up for your future career.

    In June 2011, the College’s dream of having its own world-class performance and rehearsal spaces became a reality as it opened its doors to new facilities. Students will now be learning in a performance arts centre that will be a hub of cultural life in the city and beyond.

    These new space has transformed the quality of the educational and cultural experience of their students and has created a world class environment for staff and the many professional artists who deliver training and perform.

    One of the main attractions is The Bute Theatre which is one of the UK’s leading training centres for music and performing arts. The Raymond Edwards Building includes a 150-200 seat theatre, acting, music and dance studios plus its very own library – so you won’t be short of things to do.

    The College also opens its doors to summer schools and short courses for those looking to study over the summer months, and you’ll be getting advice from leading industry professionals in a safe and supportive environment.

    Our RWCMD accommodation is perfectly placed to help you make the most of your student experience in Cardiff.

  3. Undergraduate study

    There’s a great deal of support offered to new students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and as a result it’s the perfect place to start an undergraduate degree. There’s an abundance of courses to apply for and a range of different levels to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect fit to prepare you for your future.

    Plenty of the courses are vocational as opposed to strictly academic, so you’ll be gaining real-world skills which will be vital after you graduate. There are also work placement opportunities available with companies such as Royal Opera House, Wildworks, Wild Creations, BBC (Doctor Who and Sherlock) Welsh National Opera and National Theatre Wales, giving you real hands-on experience.

    When it comes to student satisfaction, the College is one of the most popular and well-loved in the UK – so you’ll be in good hands. You’ll also be safe and secure with a range of security measures in place to ensure that all students and staff remain safe while on campus.

    Our RWCMD accommodation is ideal for undergraduates as you’ll have everything you could possibly need in your study bedroom and on your doorstep, so you’ll be close to everything you want to see and do in Cardiff’s vibrant city centre.

  4. Postgraduate study

    Many people take up a postgraduate study in the hope of being more employable; and the good news is that postgraduate courses contain flexible entry models that consider your qualifications, work experience and potential to implement your learning in the workplace.

    With some fantastic connections to industry, the College puts you in the best position to excel and take your studies that next step further. Some of the courses available include Masters and Diplomas within business and teaching, so you’re bound to find something to suit your needs.

    Students are immersed in an intensive schedule throughout the year including one-to-one singing lessons and repertoire coaching, acting, dance and vocal skills classes, workshops and rehearsals. With only limited places available each year, students experience an exceptional level of individual attention and career coaching, and all the benefits of working as part of a small group.

    Of course, at Liberty Living we want to set you up for success, which is why our RWCMD accommodation is ideally located to put you at the heart of the postgraduate experience and really knuckle down for success.

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  1. Liberty Gardens - Cardiff

    13 minute walk 45 minute walk 21 minute walk 4 minute walk
    from £127.00 pw

    Liberty Gardens is located close to all of Cardiff’s HE institutions, including the University of South Wales and the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, so you’ll be close to all of your lectures and the local social scenes on offer.

    Located on Adam Street right in the heart of the city centre, the residence is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station. Liberty Gardens sits right near to the centre of town so you can really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.

    Your time at Liberty Gardens will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and make the most of your student experience.

  2. Liberty Park - Cardiff

    20 minute walk 35 minute walk 22 minute walk 15 minute walk
    from £130.00 pw

    Liberty Park is undertaking an exciting project which includes an upgrade for all rooms to make them brand new – ready for September 2017.

    When you stay at Liberty Park, you’re literally in the heart of everything. Located on Pendyris Street right in the city centre, you can take part in everything the city has to offer, before retreating to your spacious room or the exciting common room. When it’s time to go to lectures, you’re within walking distance of all HE institutions in Cardiff.

    Your time at Liberty Park will be safe and secure and your rent is all-inclusive of bills too, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your student days.

  3. Liberty Cambrian Point - Cardiff

    10 minute walk 20 minute walk 17 minute walk 25 minute walk
    from £128.00 pw

    If you’re looking for the full student experience in Cardiff, Liberty Cambrian Point is where it’s at. This is an exciting student hub and you’ll be close to the diverse city centre as well as your campus.

    Located right next to major transport links like Cathays train station, the residence is ideally located for ease. You’re bound to make loads of friends, as we have so many students staying here from all over the world.

    Liberty Cambrian Point is a safe haven in the city, as we pride ourselves on a fantastic 24-hour security team. To make things even less stressful, all your bills are included in your rent, too.

  4. Liberty Bridge - Cardiff

    15 minute walk 40 minute walk 20 minute walk 1 minute walk
    from £132.00 pw

    Liberty Bridge is undertaking an exciting project which includes an upgrade for all rooms to make them brand new – ready for September 2017.

    Located on Pellet Street in the heart of the city centre, the residence sits right on the doorstep of an abundance of fun things to do and is within easy reach of great transport links, including Cardiff Central train station.

    We take care of all of our residents and whilst we respect your privacy and independence, we have great teams on hand to support you whenever you need us. That's not even touching on the all-inclusive bills to make your life while studying that little bit easier.

  5. Liberty Court - Cardiff

    25 minute walk 15 minute walk 32 minute walk 40 minute walk
    from £135.00 pw

    Liberty Court provides students with quality student accommodation in a fantastic location close to everything they could possibly need in Cardiff.

    At Liberty Court you’re right in the middle of the action whether you’re looking to head on out for a night on the town or simply make sure that you make it to your lectures on time. You’ll be right next to the city's higher educational establishments, so all you really need to do is roll out of bed in the morning!

    You’ll be safe and secure throughout the duration of your stay here thanks to the excellent security provisions which we include in your rent. Speaking of things included in the rent, your bills are too – just to make life easier.

  6. Liberty Severn Point - Cardiff

    10 minute walk 15 minute walk 13 minute walk 30 minute walk
    from £128.00 pw

    Liberty Severn Point is super close to all of the city's higher educational establishments. You’ve no excuse to be late to lectures as they’re on your doorstep!

    Sat on Blackweir Terrace in the popular Cathays area, Liberty Severn Point is within easy reach of all of the interesting local attractions and transport links, including Cathays train station. Liberty Severn Point's location allows you to really get stuck into the city's diverse culture and exciting social scene.

    You’ll be in great hands because the residence is both safe and secure thanks to 24-hour security. You’re also able to relax because all bills are included as standard.

  7. Liberty House - Cardiff

    25 minute walk 20 minute walk 50 minute walk 35 minute walk

    Our student accommodation at Liberty House is ideal for students at the medical school as part of Cardiff University. It’s also really close to Cardiff Metropolitan University, so you’ll be able to roll right out of bed and into class!

    Located on Clodien Avenue in the popular Heath area, the residence is within easy reach of all the stuff you’ll need as well as transport links like Cathays train station. You’re also really near to the centre of town and all of the fun it brings.

    As with all our residences, Liberty House is safe and secure and all of your bills are included in your rent. We like to put your mind at ease!

  8. Liberty Fields - Cardiff

    15 minute walk 59 minute walk 12 minute walk 30 minute walk

    Liberty Fields provides the ultimate space to make the most of your student experience. It’s close to many of Cardiff’s higher education establishments, including the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Cardiff Business School.

    Cardiff city itself has tons going on, so whether you want a spot of retail therapy or a night out on the town, you’ll never be too far away from all the action. The residence also provides great access to local transport, with multiple train stations and bus stops all within walking distance.

    When you stay at Liberty Fields you can expect high standards and all-inclusive rent – and you'll be safe and secure with CCTV and on-site security staff 24/7.

Why choose Liberty Living?

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    We welcome group bookings

    Want to live with your friends? We can make it happen! At Liberty Living, we’re happy for you to book with whoever you like. So, if you can’t bear the thought of being separated for even one moment, now you don’t have to be. We know how social University is and we don’t want to split anyone up who’s quite happy in their own little group. We’d also be the last ones to split up a relationship, so you can even share a room with a partner thanks to our room shares – in residences that have double rooms or studios.

    Perhaps you’re coming back for your second or third year with us, or maybe you all met on your course – it doesn’t matter, we’d love to have you stay with Liberty Living. We’ll welcome you (or welcome you back!) with open arms. As an added incentive, we’ll even help you settle in, too. Book in a group of four or more people and we’ll give you a £100* shopping voucher for a supermarket of your choice. Better get sharpening those cooking skills – you’ll all have to do your fair share!

    It’s super easy to make a booking together, so follow the link to find out more about group bookings.

    *Shopping voucher offer of £100 differs in some residences and is only available at selected residences.

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    The best choice for international students

    Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.

    When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.

    Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.

    We can’t wait to meet you!


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    Multi-award winning

    We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…

    • Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016

    • Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016

    • Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016

    • Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016

    • Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016

    • Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016

    • Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015

    • Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015

    • Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015

    • Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015

    • Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014

    • Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014

    • Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013

    • Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012

    • Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012

    • Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011

    • Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010

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    Enhancing your Student Experience

    Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.

    We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.

    Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.

    Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.