English Language Requirements

English Language Requirements

Please note this list is for guidance purposes only. All applicants are required to demonstrate a proficiency in English language.

Please note that these tests results are only valid for two years; if you have a results certificate that is dated more than two years before the start of the course, we will not be able to accept it.

Test results can often take several weeks to be released, so it is essential that you plan and book your test well in advance.

The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is able to accept the following English Language Qualifications:

Please see the table below for information on the minimum levels acceptable for each course.

Minimum test scores for each programme: Suitable to apply for a Student Visa..

 

Courses Minimum Level Required IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT CAE Trinity College PTE Academic/ PTE Academic UKVI
ISE II ISE III

Foundation Degree in Scenic Construction,
BMus (Hons) Music,
BMus (Hons) Jazz,
BA (Hons) Design for Performance,
Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance
MA Design for Performance,
Postgraduate Diploma – Music

Overall Score 5.5 72 162 Pass Pass 59
Listening 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 59
Reading 5.5 18 162 Pass Pass 59
Writing 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 59
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Pass Pass 59

BA (Hons) Stage Management & Technical Theatre,
MA Stage & Event Management,
MA Jazz,
MA Advanced Opera Performance,
MA Repetiteur Studies,
MMus – Music (2 years full time)
Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Practice

Overall Score 6.0 72 169 Pass Pass 64
Listening 5.5 17 162 Distinction Pass 59
Reading 5.5 18 162 Distinction Pass 59
Writing 5.5 17 162 Distinction Pass 59
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Distinction Pass 59
MMus – Music (13 months intensive),
MA Opera 360
Overall Score 6.5 85 176 Pass Pass 70
Listening 5.5 17 162 Distinction Pass 59
Reading 6.0 20 169 Distinction Pass 64
Writing 6.0 20 169 Distinction Pass 64
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Distinction Pass 59
MA Arts Management Overall Score 7.0 98 185 Pass Pass 76
Listening 5.5 17 162 N/A Pass 59
Reading 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
Writing 6.5 24 176 N/A Pass 70
Speaking 5.5 20 162 N/A Pass 59
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre,
MA Musical Theatre
Overall Score 7.0 98 185 Pass Pass 76
Listening 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
Reading 5.5 18 162 N/A Pass 59
Writing 5.5 20 162 N/A Pass 59
Speaking 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
MA Opera Directing Overall Score 7.0 98 185 Pass Pass 76
Listening 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
Reading 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
Writing 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70
Speaking 6.5 22 176 N/A Pass 70

 

If you have narrowly missed achieving these results, it may be possible for you to do a 10-week English Language programme in summer 2022. Further details of this programme will be released shortly.