For general enquiries, please contact 0117 973 3535 | [email protected]
Yes, we hold open days for creative and technical courses. For full details see Opportunities to Visit.
We are unable to offer feedback on auditions or interviews.
Yes, we are part of UCAS and UCAS Conservatoires. Full details can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section of your chosen course.
Details can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section of your chosen course.
No. If you are uncertain as to which course you should apply, please contact the School by email: [email protected] or telephone 0117 973 3535 for advice.
No. We only accept one application, per applicant, per year.
You can only apply for a course for up to four consecutive years (and only one course each year).
Application fee details can be found in the ‘How to Apply’ section of your chosen course.
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) are now able to offer a number of free audition places across the Conservatoire schools. Places are offered on a first come basis and interested applicants must meet specific criteria. Please check the CDD website for further details on this page.
No. The fee is non-refundable.
No. Students rent through private landlords/letting agents in the Clifton/Redland area of Bristol, close to the School. Our Accommodation Officer is available to assist students find accommodation prior to the start of their course and throughout their time at the School and we can supply her mobile number upon request.
Due to changes in government funding to UK Higher Education institutions, graduates can apply for our undergraduate BA Hons courses, however please remember that applicants will not be eligible for student funding and will have to fund the course themselves. Graduates are also able to apply for our two year FdA Production Arts (Stage) course. The cost of this course will be at the standard undergraduate tuition fee cost, as advertised by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (currently £9250 per year).
There is very little room for part time work in the first year. A Saturday or Sunday job with a flexible employer may be possible in the second year, if you can manage your workload efficiently, although there will be times when you will have to work on school productions over weekends. Be prepared to work unsociable hours and be aware that work experience is often fitted into school holidays.
We hold preliminary auditions in Bristol, Belfast, Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow for our BA (Hons) Acting course. We recommend potential applicants to apply early to secure a slot in their chosen location.
Please note that allocations are on a first come first served basis, once the slots are full applicants will be asked to come to Bristol for their audition.
Auditions for MFA in Professional Acting students (non-UK/EU) are held in;
See our auditions page for full information.
Acting applicants will be offered a maximum of two audition dates in most cases. To guarantee an alternative audition date, applicants are advised to apply before January, as limited audition dates are available after this time. We also encourage applicants to let us know of any dates they cannot attend on their application.
Two: Every applicant to the acting courses is invited for a 15 minute preliminary audition. Successful applicants are then invited to attend a full day of Recall workshops.
No. Unfortunately we are unable to accept an application to our UK/EU courses (BA (Hons) Acting course unless the applicant has lived in the UK/EU for three years prior to an application, but not for educational purposes. International students are encouraged to apply for our one year MFA in Professional Acting course. Please see this page for more information.