MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio: How to Apply

MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio: How to Apply

For entry to the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio course, you must apply via UCAS Conservatoires. This service allows you apply to more than one conservatoire and track the progress of your application online. There is a one-off fee of £27 to use UCAS Conservatoires. 

To start a new application, visit UCAS Conservatoires: Apply and Track.

The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is R59 and the Course Code for the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio is 704F.

  • When applying, you will be required to choose a main specialism/discipline, please select drama performance for the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio.
  • In your application, you will be asked for details of your ‘practical/music referee’. This should be a reference written by your lecturer, head of department, or any other appropriate person who can comment on your acting performance abilities.
  • 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 15 July 2022 
Applications close 24 March 2023 


Please note that we do not offer deferred entry to the MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio – if you wish to start the course in 2024, you must apply next year. 


Audition Fees

There is an audition fee of £35 to cover the cost of arranging and delivering auditions.

We are committed to providing access to training for the most talented students, regardless of background or financial means. Our fee waiver policy is designed to support applicants for whom their financial circumstances may be a barrier to auditioning.


Audition Guidance

Please visit our Audition Guidance page for details of the audition process for this course. 


Help and Advice from UCAS Conservatoires

If you need help with your application, you can also contact the UCAS Conservatoires Team by telephone on 0371 468 0 470 (if you’re in the UK) or +44 330 3330 232 (if you’re outside the UK).