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Acting Study Abroad (JYA) Programme

Throughout the Study Abroad programme you will receive training in movement skills, exploring physical approaches to the development of character and methods for safe, economical use of the body as well as basic dance techniques. In stage combat classes you will learn skills in fencing and unarmed combat. Vocal skills classes will teach you the essential techniques relating to speech, singing, accents, and the effective use of the voice.

Depending on the time of your study, you will be offered a range of projects focusing on the development of the specific skills required for Shakespeare, comedy, music theatre, physical theatre, film, TV, or radio.

Finally, you may be given the option to perform in one of over 15 productions staged each year, ranging from intimate contemporary pieces to large-scale Shakespeare and Broadway musicals. Our performances take place in the college’s own theatre spaces and in major professional theatres.

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcomed from high-calibre candidates with the required entrance grades.

The Royal Welsh College generally requires study abroad students to have completed two years of a university or college degree, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Please note that the Study Abroad program is only available to overseas students from countries outside of the EU, wishing to study at RWCMD for either one or two semesters or a full year as part of their full degree elsewhere.

English Language Requirements

Candidates for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate a level of fluency appropriate to professional training.

Study Abroad Course Fees
Course Fee (12 weeks) Accommodation (Per Term)
£8,000 £1,591 (2013/14)

How to Apply

The application deadline for a 12 week Study Abroad programme is 3 months prior to the start of the term that you're applying for.

Study Abroad Application Deadlines
Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2014 13 January 2014 11 October 2013
Autumn 2014 22 September 2014 TBC
Spring 2015 12 January 2015 TBC

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