MA Opera Directing: How to Apply

MA Opera Directing: How to Apply

For entry to the MA Opera Directing 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 Opera Directing is 750F.



Application Dates

Applications open 15 July 2022
Applications close 3 October 2022


We will continue to accept applications after the closing date, but they will be treated as late. Please contact our Admissions Team before submitting a late application to check whether we still have vacancies.



For entry in September 2023, all candidates will be required to submit a CV in support of their application. CVs should be submitted by Friday 21 October 2022.


Audition Guidance

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


Audition Fees

There is an audition fee of £63.

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.



The College has some partial tuition fee scholarships that students are able to be considered for. Scholarships are available on merit and need basis, if you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you will need to complete a scholarship application form, you will receive further information once you have received an offer of study. Please note that requests for support will usually exceed funds available and we are not able to offer all students scholarship support.

Only applicants who apply by the closing date and submit their CV by 21 October 2022 will be considered for a scholarship.


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).