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:

We also recognise the TOEFL Home Edition test. ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test which is identical in content, format and on-screen experience to the TOEFL iBT test taken at a test center. It is taken on your own computer at home and is monitored by a human proctor online through ProctorU.

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

Minimum test scores for each programme: Suitable for Tier 4.

Courses Minimum Level Required IELTS Academic TOEFL iBT / TOEFL Special Home Edition CAE Trinity College PTE Academic
ISE II ISE III
BMus (Hons) Music,
BMus (Hons) Jazz,
BA (Hons) Design for Performance,
MA Design for Performance,
Postgraduate Diploma – Music
Overall Score 5.5 72 162     42
Listening 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 42
Reading 5.5 18 162 Pass Pass 42
Writing 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 42
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Pass Pass 42

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)

Overall Score 6.0 78 169     50
Listening 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 42
Reading 5.5 18 162 Pass Pass 42
Writing 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 42
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Pass Pass 42
MMus – Music (13 months intensive) Overall Score 6.5 90 176     62
Listening 5.5 17 162 Pass Pass 42
Reading 6.0 20 169 Distinction Pass 51
Writing 6.0 20 169 Distinction Pass 51
Speaking 5.5 20 162 Pass Pass 42
MA Arts Management Overall Score 7.0 100 185     70
Listening 5.5 17 162 N/A Pass 42
Reading 6.5 22 176 N/A Merit 54
Writing 6.5 24 176 N/A Merit 54
Speaking 5.5 20 162 N/A Pass 42
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre,
MA Musical Theatre
Overall Score 7.0 100 185     70
Listening 6.5 22 176 N/A Merit 54
Reading 5.5 18 162 N/A Pass 42
Writing 5.5 20 162 N/A Pass 42
Speaking 6.5 22 176 N/A Merit 54

 

If you have narrowly missed achieving these results, it may be possible for you to do a 10-week English Language programme in summer 2021. Further details of this programme will be released shortly.