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Application FAQs

1. How do I make an application? 

To apply please click here

Candidates will need to create an account before they are able to start an application. You can do this by clicking on the ‘Register Now’ link once you have clicked on the course you would like to apply for. Candidates are advised to save each stage of the form, this will allow you to return to the form at a later date. 

Candidates will be able to upload a headshot of themselves, please ensure that this is in a JPEG format. 

2. Do I need to pay an application fee? 

Candidates will be required to pay an application fee of £50 at the end of the application process. Once payment has been made the completed form will then be made available to the admissions team for processing.  

Payment is made via Worldpay, for payment options that Worldpay accepts click here  

 Once payment had been received, you will receive a receipt from Worldpay. This is an indication that your form will be made available for processing, please note that there is a 24 hour delay from when payment is made before the form is made available to us. 

Undergraduate applicants can apply for a fee waiver through the Coservatoire for Dance and Drama

3. When will I know if I have an audition? 

Undergraduate applicants are offered an audition date on a first come first served basis and where possible we will give a minimum of two weeks notice of the audition. Invitations will be emailed to candidates. 

Postgraduate applicants will be offered a preliminary audition depending on their options, please refer to the webpage for details of possible recalls dates. 

A medical form will need to be completed prior to the audition and this will be sent to you once your application has been processed. 

4. Personal statements 

A personal statement is required to support your application. 

Undergraduate applicants will only need to provide one personal statement. 

Postgraduate applicants will need to provide a personal statement for each pathway/apprenticeship they are applying, outlining the reasons as to why they wish to be considered for that specific pathway/apprenticeship. 

5. How will my references be contacted?

Within the online application form there will be a section in which you will need to provide the contacts of two referees; once you have submitted that section of the form, your referees will be automatically sent a request, please ensure that you have their correct email details as we may not be able to amend this on your form once that section has been submitted. 

One reference will be required to comment on your dance ability and the other referee will be required to comment on your academic ability.  

6. Do I need proof of english?

Details of course entry requirements can be found for each course below, including information for candidates whose first language is not English. Simply click on the course for more detail: