To apply for entry to the MA Acting for Stage,
Screen & Radio course in September 2020, you will need to use
the UCAS Conservatoires service at www.ucas.com/conservatoires.
Please note that UCAS Conservatoires is a different application
system to UCAS Undergraduate and UCAS Postgraduate.
Applying Through UCAS Conservatoires
Conservatoires (previously CUKAS) system was originally set up
to accept applications for music programmes at Conservatoires, to
ensure you are not confused by certain terminology please read the
- The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama is R59 and the Course
Code for MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio programme is
- When applying, you will be required to select a main
specialism/discipline, please select drama
performance for the MA Acting for Stage, Screen &
- In your application, you will be asked for details of your
'practical/music referee'. For the acting programme this should be
an acting reference written by your drama teacher / lecturer, Head
of Department, or any other appropriate person who can comment on
your acting performance abilities.
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).
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 September 2019.
The deadline for applications is 27 March
2020. Please note the deadline for applying for a music
course and the undergraduate acting course at
RWCMD are different).
We will only consider applications submitted after the deadline
if there are still places available on the course. Please contact
the Admissions Department to discuss: email@example.com.
All applicants who meet our minimum entry requirements will be
invited to attend an audition in order for us to assess their
potential to undertake professional actor training. The programme
is extremely demanding, both mentally and physically, and calls for
substantial reserves of both talent and stamina. It is our
responsibility to select students who we feel will be able to
respond most effectively to these demands. We aim to make the
audition process as constructive and enjoyable as possible.
We will endeavour to give you at least two weeks' notice of your
audition date. Applicants who are short-listed at the first
audition will be invited to attend a second audition at a later
We are unable to consider applications for deferred entry to the
MA Acting for Stage, Screen & Radio course.
Applying from Outside the UK
Additional information for international applicants is on the
international student pages of the
There is a
UCAS Conservatoire Guide for applicants from outside of the