How to Apply

To apply for entry to the MA Musical Theatre programme in September 2020, you will need to use the UCAS Conservatoires service at

Applying Through UCAS Conservatoires

The UCAS 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 information below.

  • The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is R59 and the Course Code for MA Musical Theatre is 713F
  • When applying, you will be required to select a main specialism/discipline, please select your vocal type (e.g. Voice (Soprano)) for the MA Musical Theatre programme.
  • Within the application you will be asked for details of your 'practical/music referee'. For musical theatre this should be a performance reference written by your lecturer, Head of Department, or any other appropriate person who can comment on your performance abilities.

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 18:00 hrs).

The website will allow you to manage your application using a unique username and password. You can access the service 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world to create, submit and monitor the progress of your application.

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.

Application Dates

Applications open from September 2019 and the deadline for on-time applications is 15 January 2020.

Audition Dates

Auditions are likely to take place in the Autumn of 2019.

Applying from Outside the UK

There is a UCAS Conservatoire Guide for international applicants.

Auditions will be held in New York in January 2020 and in Chicago in February 2020.