Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

BA (Hons) Design for Performance Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


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Course summary

BA (Hons) Design for Performance is a three year full-time undergraduate course. For more information, please see our website:

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!

Application codes

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

Course code W460
Institution code R86
Campus name Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants whose first language is not English will need to gain an IELTS English language qualification. IELTS is the only English language qualification recognised by UK Visas & Immigration. The IELTS test you will need to sit is the IELTS Academic for UKVI and this test must be taken at an Approved Test Centre. For more information, please see our website:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted

Applicants will be selected for interview on the basis of the information provided on the UCAS application form.

We recommend that applicants undertake a general art and design foundation course prior to entry.

An A-Level or an equivalent level 3 qualification in art and design is the minimum requirement for entry. Equivalent qualifications include Scottish Highers, BTEC National Diploma/Certificate, WBQ, International Baccalaureate, Advanced GNVQ, AVCE or Advanced Diploma (Level 3), or recognised international qualifications.

However, the minimum conditions attached to any offer of a place are based on individual applications and portfolio presentation during interview

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £15,109 Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £21,213 Year 1
England £9,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 * Year 1
Scotland £9,000 * Year 1
Wales £9,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International & Channel Islands tuition fees are subject to annual revision and are typically increased 3%-5%

Provider information

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Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
CF10 3ER

Course contact details

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Admissions Team

029 2039 1361