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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).

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:

CDD: click here to go to the CDD website.

UWE: click here to go to the UWE website.

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
[email protected]
or contact the Higher Education Administration & Student Support Manager
[email protected]

Students in receipt of US Federal Aid Consumer Information

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


Consumer Information:

Completion/Graduation Rates
Retention rates
Placements and Types of Employment
Crime Rates
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.”

Source: Information Commissioner’s Office

Please click here for further information on the act.

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
Degree accreditation
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

Student Loan Information Published by Federal Student Aid and studentloans.gov

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.

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