Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

BA (Hons) Acting Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Degree level: Undergraduate UCAS Conservatoires Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)


Course options

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:

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

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 audition 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 code 200F
Institution code R59
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

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

Qualification Offer Further 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 locations

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

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

Single specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
Manchester £47 £47
London £47 £47
Edinburgh £47 £47
Cardiff RWCMD £47 £47
Belfast £47 £47
Nottingham £47 £47
Recording £47 £47
USA New York £53 £53
USA Chicago £53 £53
UKEC China No fee charged
*Fee not collected by UCAS

Joint principal specialism audition

Location On-time Fee Late Fee
Manchester Not available at this location
London Not available at this location
Edinburgh Not available at this location
Cardiff RWCMD Not available at this location
Belfast Not available at this location
Nottingham Not available at this location
Recording Not available at this location
USA New York Not available at this location
USA Chicago Not available at this location
UKEC China Not available at this location
*Fee not collected by UCAS

Additional information

For more information, please see our website:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £15,724 Year 1
EU £9,000 * Year 1
International £22,444 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 and 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