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
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:
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.
- Drama Performance
How to apply
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.
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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.
|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
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|
|USA New York||£53||£53|
|UKEC China||No fee charged|
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|
For more information, please see our website: http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk/auditions
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£15,724||Year 1|
|EU||£9,000 *||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.