To apply for entry to the BA (Hons) Acting
programme in September 2020, you will need to use UCAS
Conservatoires at www.ucas.com/conservatoires.
Applications close on 15 January 2020.
Please note that UCAS Conservatoires is a different
application system to UCAS Undergraduate.
Applying Through UCAS Conservatoires
Conservatoires (previously CUKAS) offers many advantages, it
was originally designed to handle applications for music programmes
at UK conservatoires and is in the process of being adapted to meet
the needs of drama applicants. We are working with UCAS
Conservatoires and other drama schools to ensure this happens
as quickly as possible but, in the meantime, you may find the
following notes helpful.
- The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama is R59 and the Course
Code for BA (Hons) Acting programme is 200F.
- When applying, you will be required to 'select an instrument',
please select drama performance for the BA (Hons)
- In your application, you will be asked for details of your
'practical/music referee'. This should be a reference written by
your drama teacher / lecturer, Head of Department, or any other
appropriate person who can comment on your acting performance
The UCAS Conservatoires website will allow you to track the
progress of your applications using a unique username and password.
You will see details of audition dates and times as well as any
decisions as they are posted.
You will find guidance on using this service at
or you can contact the UCAS Conservatoires Customer Service Unit on
+44 (0) 871 468 0 470 (Monday to Friday, 08:30 and 18:00hrs).
Guidance on How to Apply
Registration and Audition Fees
There is a one-off registration fee of £25 to register (for
entry 2020) to use the service. The Royal Welsh College of
Music & Drama also charges an audition administration fee of
£47 to cover the cost involved in arranging and delivering
auditions. Both fees are payable through UCAS Conservatoires.
The College is committed to providing access to training for the
most talented students regardless of background or financial means.
The College’s fee
waiver policy is designed to support applicants for whom their
financial circumstances may be a barrier to auditioning.
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.
You can apply through UCAS Conservatoires
from 18 July 2019. The deadline for applications to the BA (Hons)
Acting programme is 15 January 2020. (Please note
the deadline for applying for a music course at RWCMD is
We are unable to consider applications for deferred entry to the
BA (Hons) Acting programme.
Applying from Outside the UK
Additional information for international applicants is on the
international student pages of the
There is also a
UCAS Conservatoire Guide for applicants from outside of the