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Policies and Procedures

Students at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School are also registered students of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD).

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 Policies and Procedures

 This page includes a list of policies and procedures that apply to current Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) students.

Students are reminded that their degree courses are validated by the University of the West of England (UWE) and as a result they are UWE registered students. As BOVTS is a founding member of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD) students are also CDD registered students.

If you cannot find the policy you are looking for below, please contact a member of staff in the Admissions Department ([email protected]or contact the Higher Education Administration & Student Support Manager – [email protected]

 Students should note that policies and procedures, including Course Summaries, are subject to review. Any changes to course-related documentation will be communicated to students in advance and, where significant, will only be implemented after consultation with affected students.

Course Summary documents 2021

The following course summary documents are intended for students commencing their course in September 2021.

2021-22 MA Drama Writing

2021-22 BA Production Arts

2021-22 FdA Production Arts

2021-22 BA (Hons) Costume

2021-22 FdA-Costume for Theatre, TV and Film

Students who will start their studies in 2021-22

Students who started their studies in 2018-19

Terms and Conditions (BOVTS) 2018-19
Terms & Conditions (UWE) 2018-19

Course Summary documents 2018-19
For details of your course of study, please see the course summary documents on the individual course pages of the BOVTS website.


Students who started their studies in 2017-18

Students in receipt of US Federal Aid - Policies and Consumer Information

Students in receipt of US Federal Aid are expected to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Please see the policies below;

BOVTS Notice for all borrowers of Title IV Aid
BOVTS Default Management Plan
BOVTS Return of Title IV Policy
BOVTS Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

Consumer Information: Please click here!

Please see archived policies – HERE

Contact details

Queries relating to your Direct Federal Loans application with Bristol Old Vic Theatre School can be sent to:

I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art