Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Degree level: Postgraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: Birmingham City University

Acting PgDip (Taught)

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Course summary

Transform your career with a postgraduate qualification in Acting at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. Designed to advance your practical and professional progress, our PgDip Acting course provides intense training from tutors with extensive industry experience. You will be taught to maintain a high standard of skill and knowledge and how to transform into an independently-minded performer and practitioner. We will enhance your ability to reflect and analyse, through a range of concepts and ideas. You will enhance your technical skills through practice-based study, learning and developing flexibility to confront issues that you may experience within your profession. Your studies will help to influence and shape your career; previous graduates have been commended by industry for their innovative, challenging project work. Our acting and performances courses have recently been ranked as 3rd in the UK by the Guardian University league table 2019 (drama and dance category).

Course details

Principal study options

During the application and audition process, you must select which instrument(s) you wish to specialise in for the duration of your course. On this course, you can choose from the following options:

Single specialism

Only one instrument is studied. It may be possible to study a further instrument formatively, but this will not contribute towards the qualification.


For all courses, you must select at least one specialism from the 'primary' list. For those studying primary/secondary pathways, two instruments may be selected – one from the 'primary' list and one from the 'secondary' list. Joint pathway students may select any two instruments from either list.

Primary instrument/specialism

  • Drama Performance

How to apply

This course is closed for the 2022 academic cycle. Please contact the provider or view the 2023 courses.

*If you are an international applicant, or you are applying for a postgraduate course, or are choosing certain assessment locations, the 'on time' deadline may be later in the year - please contact the conservatoire directly.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

applicants are required to obtain an undergraduate degree in a related subject.

Additional entry requirements


The audition process gives you the opportunity to tell us who you are, show us why you're passionate about taking the course, and see the spaces you'll be working in. Payment of Audition Fee of £46 required to be guaranteed an Initial Audition (in addition to the level 2 and 3 entry requirements) To make the audition fee payment please submit payment to UCAS Conservatoires on submission of your application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7with no subject below 6.5

Assessment locations

In the event of a successful assessment, applicants may be invited for a further interview prior to being made an offer.

Remote assessment recordings may be accepted in the event that you cannot attend an assessment in person.

Single specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire£35£35
By Recording£35£35

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Royal Birmingham ConservatoireNot available at this location
By RecordingNot available at this location

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8800 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8800 Whole course
Scotland £8800 Whole course
Wales £8800 Whole course
International £13100 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Acting PgDip at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire - UCAS