Your course is validated by the University of the West of England (UWE). Further information about these institutions can be found on the following websites:
Below are summaries of the key information that you need to be aware of at the start of the course, but will also include references to more detailed information, guides and policies.
If you cannot find what you’re looking for on the website, please contact a member of staff in the Admissions Department
or contact the Higher Education Administration & Student Support Manager
MFA Professional Voice Studies Course Key Facts
MA Drama Writing Course Key Facts 2018 19
Production Arts (Stage) FdA 2018-19
Production Arts (Stage and Screen) BA(Hons) 2018-19
Professional Acting Three Year BA Hons
Professional Acting Two Year FdA
Professional Acting One Year MFA (for International students)
FdA Costume Course Key Facts 2018-19
Costume for Theatre, Television and Film One Year BA Hons top-up
Scenic Art One Year MA
Theatre Production Management One Year MA
Drama Directing Four-term MA
Theatre Design Four-term MA
BOVTS Admissions Policy 2019-2020 entry
BOVTS Admissions, Appeals and Complaints Policy 2019-2020 entry
BOVTS Terms and Conditions 2019-2020 entry
BOVTS General Information Handbook for all Students 2018-19
BOVTS moderation policy and process
BOVTS Guide to Student Support 2018-19
BOVTS Admissions Policy 2018-19
BOVTS Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy 2018-19
BOVTS Fees Policy 2018-19
BOVTS Terms and Conditions 2018-19 entry
BOVTS Student Data Processing Statement
BOVTS Terms Conditions 2017-18
UWE Terms and Conditions 2017/18
UWE Terms and Conditions 2018/19
UWE Academic Regulations
BOVTS Admissions Policy 2017/18
Admissions, Appeals & Complaints Policy 2017/18
BOVTS Fees Policy 2017/18
BOVTS Fitness to Train Policy 2017/18
Student Code of Conduct 2017/18
Guide to Student Support 2017-18
BOVTS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures 2017-18
Health & Safety Policy 2017/18
CDD B10 Working with Others Handbook 2017-18
BOVTS Student Complaints Policy and Procedures 2017-18
BOVTS Data Processing Statement
General Information Handbook for all Students 2017-18
BOVTS IT Acceptable Use Policy
Students in receipt of US Federal Aid are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Please see the policies below;
BOVTS Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 2018
BOVTS Refund Policy for International Deposits 2018
BOVTS Return of Title IV Policy 2018
BOVTS Default Management Plan 2018
BOVTS Notice for all borrowers of Title IV Aid 2018
Placements and Types of Employment
Withdrawing and Return of Title IV Policy – please see above
Refund policy – please see above
Drug policy – please see General Information handbook above. Also please see UWE policies page for specific Intellectual Property Policy (which includes copyright infringement) and a Student Alcohol and Drug Policy. You can access all UWE policies here.
Freedom of Information Act –
“The Freedom of Information Act 2000 provides public access to information held by public authorities. It does this in two ways:
public authorities are obliged to publish certain information about their activities;
members of the public are entitled to request information from public authorities.”
Loan Terms and Repayment Schedules Subsidised and Unsubsidised Loans and Grad Plus Loans – please see above
Academic Programmes Available at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are currently only Graduate programmes
Code of conduct – please see above
Text Book Information: Indicative basic reading lists can be found under the full module specifications
Net Price Calculator: The net price of your tuition fees is the price stated on the postgarduate table of fees. The cost of living including your tuition fees and conversion to US dollars is by use of the University’s which you can download and complete.
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
Entrance and Exit Counselling for Student Loan Borrowers
Federal Copyright law does not apply in the UK. However the UK is covered by its own Copyright law.
Privacy of Student Records – Data Protection – please see above
Gainful employment disclosures
All non-degree educational programmes are referred to as Gainful Employment (GE) programmes. New US Department of Education regulations require institutions to inform current and prospective students of their prospects for ‘gainful employment’ when receiving federal financial aid for non-degree programs such as certificates and diplomas.
It is important to note that at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Title IV Federal Loans are awarded to degree-seeking students only. However, University regulations stipulate that if a degree-seeking student terminates their programme early, they may receive an ‘exit award’ in the form of a certificate or diploma if they have fulfilled the appropriate credit requirements.
Queries relating to your Direct Federal Loans application with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School can be sent to:
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is committed to reducing its carbon consumption. The School’s core belief is that high quality vocational theatre and film training can be provided without costing the Earth.
The School has introduced a raft of changes across the organisation, including fitting low energy lighting and computer monitors, switching to a zero carbon electricity supplier and implementing staff and student awareness campaigns.
Every building within the School has been fitted with an energy monitor and so far the policies have shown great success. The results speak for themselves:
The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School believes in building sustainability into our core curriculum within theatre and film production and will continue to strive to achieve excellence in its field without damaging the environment.
The following information is now on the Conservatoire’s website on the Equality and Diversity pages and can be found here.
Equality action plan here.
Information and review of progress and achievements in equality and diversity (2012 – 2015) here.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School operates an Equality & Diversity policy.
Celebrating diversity and working to achieve the creative potential in all our students, is at the heart of the work of the School.
As part of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, the School is committed to selecting, training and supporting students, regardless of ethnicity, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion. Applicants to Conservatoire schools are chosen solely on the basis of their talent and potential to develop the skills required for their chosen profession. The School does, however, judge applicants on their suitability for a course and their potential to successfully complete the training, as the work is rigorous and requires high levels of energy and commitment.
In our admissions process, we are committed to supporting students with disabilities. Disabled students are encouraged to disclose their support requirements so that we can endeavour to meet them during the audition process and subsequent training.
We recognise that everyone is an individual and we will work with students to identify potential barriers to training and do what we can to remove those barriers. We will also make any necessary reasonable adjustments, to ensure that disabled students can train at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Julia Heeley, HE Administration & Student Support Manager, is able to answer queries about support available for disabled applicants/students and she can be reached by email at: [email protected] or telephone on 0117 980 9247.
You can also find additional information for disabled applicants and students at all Conservatoire for Dance and Drama affiliated Schools here: click to go to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website in a new tab
If you would like to view the Conservatoire’s Equality and Diversity Action Plan click this text to go the the CDD website in a new tab.