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
Professional Acting Three Year BA Hons
Professional Acting Two Year FdA
Production Arts (Stage and Screen) Three Year BA Hons
Production Arts (Stage) Two Year FdA
Professional Acting One Year MA (for International students)
Costume for Theatre, Television and Film Two Year FdA
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 2018-19
BOVTS Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy 2018-19
BOVTS Fees Policy 2018-19
BOVTS Terms and Conditions 2018-19 entry
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 2017/18
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
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.