Study Abroad (JYA)

If you are studying for a full degree in a country outside the EU, our Study Abroad (JYA) programmes offer you the opportunity to study at RWCMD for 1 or 2 terms (12 or 24 weeks), or for a full year.

Study Abroad programmes in Acting, Stage Management, Design for Performance and Music, start at the beginning of the fall or spring terms. In the summer term, people interested in Performance Design have the opportunity to work on a large-scale puppetry project.

Study Abroad students are based within the relevant department and follow an intensive pathway for a unique learning experience.

Stage Management
Design for Performance


Entry Requirements

We normally accept applications from students who have already completed two years of a university or college degree, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Please note that Study Abroad programmes are only available to students from countries outside of the EU, who wish to study at RWCMD as part of their full degree elsewhere.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your first language, you must meet the requirements shown below.

Programme English Language Requirement
Acting You must be able to demonstrate a level of English fluency appropriate to professional training.
Stage Management A minimum of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent (no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).
Design for Performance,
A minimum of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (no lower than 5.5 in reading, writing, listening and speaking).


Course – 1 term (12 weeks), £5000.

Accommodation – £1300 per term (2019/20) in a College House. This will include a couple of days before your course starts and a couple of days after it finishes. If you wish to move into your accommodation earlier than your allocated move in date, there will be an additional charge of £18.00 per day.

Application Deadlines

  Term Start Date Application Deadline
Summer 2020 (Puppetry only) 27 April 2020 10 January 2020 *
Autumn 2020 21 September 2020 30 April 2020 *
Spring 2021 11January 2021 25 September 2020 *

Summer 2021 (Puppetry only)

3 May April 2021 15 January 2021*

* Applicants may be considered after the deadline if spaces remain.