USW Group

The University of South Wales Group comprises of University of South Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and College Merthyr Tydfil. These institutions share the common values of quality and excellence in delivering education across the full spectrum of the needs of the people of Wales and beyond.

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama provides high-quality vocational training for around 600 students a year across a range of artistic disciplines, from instrumental and vocal performance to acting, scenic design and stage management. 

The College produces graduates who are articulate, focused and creative, many of whom go on to influence and innovate at the highest levels of the arts industry. 

We pride ourselves in delivering a regular and highly skilled workforce to the music and theatre industries internationally, and making a substantial contribution to the cultural life of Wales and beyond.


Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
CF10 3ER
Tel: +44 (0)29 2034 2854

The College Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr College

The College Merthyr Tydfil is a true community college integral to the fabric of Merthyr Tydfil; this is achieved through our reputation for being innovative and responsive to the needs of individuals, community groups and business. 

Merthyr Tydfil College is at the heart of community life, not only in relation to education but also playing a role in leisure, entertainment, the arts and healthy living. Staff and students are proud to be part of Merthyr Tydfil College, are valued in a friendly and supportive environment and share the rewards of the College’s success.


The College Merthyr Tydfil
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1AR
Tel: 01685 726000

Partnerships with colleges

The University has developed partnership and franchise agreements with a number of colleges in Wales, throughout Britain and at many institutions overseas, so you can study a University of South Wales course at your local college.