Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Degree level: Undergraduate
UCAS Conservatoires
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

BA (Hons) Acting

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Course summary

BA (Hons) Acting is a three year full-time undergraduate course. We offer an exceptional environment in which to pursue a professional acting course. Our established teaching team is made up of highly experienced professional practitioners, who will help you develop the physical and emotional resources to enable you to respond to the wide ranging demands of the contemporary acting professions. We design our programme to equip you with the full range of knowledge and skills you need to succeed in theatre, film, television and radio. For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/acting

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.

Instrument/specialisms

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

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

*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.

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code200F
Institution code R59
Campus nameRoyal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Candidates for whom English is not a first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional acting training. This will be assessed at audition.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Selection is made on the basis of an audition process. Applicants must have completed or be in their final year of their A-Levels or an equivalent level 3 qualification prior to entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (level 3), and recognised international qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Audition


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
Cardiff RWCMD£35£35
Recording£35£35
UKEC ChinaNo fee charged

Joint principal specialism assessment

LocationOn-time FeeLate Fee
Cardiff RWCMDNot available at this location
RecordingNot available at this location
UKEC ChinaNot available at this location

Additional information

For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/auditions


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £23117 Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1
International £23117 Year 1
Channel Islands £16061 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All International, EU & Channel Island tuition fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased 3%-5%
BA (Hons) Acting at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - UCAS