MA Design for Performance: How to Apply

MA Design for Performance: How to Apply

For entry to the MA Design for Performance 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 £26.50 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 Design for Performance is 712F.

  • When applying, you will be required to choose a main specialism/discipline. Please select your preferred pathway from this list: Performance (Set & Costume Design), Set Design, Costume Design, Costume Construction, Puppetry, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Scenic Art and Construction for Stage and Screen.
  • 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 practical design skills and 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 2021
Applications close 25 March 2022



Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and will need to present a portfolio of work. The interview is your chance to provide further information in support of your application. The tutors will ask you to discuss your particular interests, practical experience and career aspirations. You will also have the opportunity to ask specific questions related to the programme.


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).