BA Design for Performance: How to Apply

BA Design for Performance: How to Apply

For entry to the BA (Hons) Design for Performance course, you must apply via UCAS Undergraduate. There is a one-off fee of £27.50 to use UCAS Undergraduate. 

If you are at a school or college in the UK, you will be given a ‘buzzword’ from your teacher or careers advisor to use to register with UCAS. If you are an independent applicant, or if you live outside the UK, you can apply via UCAS Undergraduate. 

The UCAS Undergraduate Institution Code for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is R86 and the Course Code for the BA (Hons) Design for Performance is W460.

We recommend that you pay particular attention to the information you provide in your personal statement on your application form, in order to give us as full a picture as possible of your relevant experience and reasons for applying.


Application Dates

Applications open 16 May 2023 
Applications close 31 January 2024 at 18:00 (UK time) 


Application Process

Once you have submitted your application through UCAS Undergraduate, we will invite you to submit a portfolio of your own work through Acceptd (you will receive further information on Acceptd once we have received your application).

Your portfolio must contain your own work and work that you wish the panel to see whilst considering your application. This can be anything from paintings, drawings, sketches, sculpture, costumes, models, model boxes, photos etc. The panel expect to see evidence of theatre related designs and drawings in the portfolio. We recommend you do not edit the work you include in your portfolio. We are interested in seeing all of your work including pieces you consider good and those you feel are not so good.

Our Design for Performance tutors will consider your UCAS application and portfolio together. Successful applicants, will be invited to attend an online interview over Zoom. Interviews invitations will be made via Acceptd.

Tutors will consider the interview, UCAS application and portfolio to determine whether an offer of study will be made.


Help and Advice from UCAS Undergraduate

If you need help with your application, you can also contact the UCAS Undergraduate Team by telephone on 0371 468 0 468 (if you’re in the UK) or +44 330 3330 230 (if you’re outside the UK).