BOVTS announces 8 new bursaries

Published on:
3rd July 2018

BOVTS is proud to announce 8 new bursaries for the first 8 successful applicants to the FdA Production Arts (Stage) course starting in September 2018.

These new bursaries are for £5,000 per year (£10,000 for the whole of the two year course).

By applying for the course applicants are automatically entered into the bursary application system.


Apply here: Click this link to go to the course page.


Bristol Old Vic Theatre School is one of the most successful and well-respected conservatoire drama schools in the UK.

We attract the very best talent in students and staff, and our courses are recognised nationally and internationally as a benchmark of quality in professional acting, technical, production and management training.

We can therefore boast of an impressive record of graduate employment.

The School offer programmes focused on the students’ futures as artists and production professionals.

Programmes equip students for a variety of careers ranging from actors, designers, stage managers and theatre directors. Some graduates work as performers with professional companies both in the UK and overseas, on stage and in television and film. Some form their own performance companies or go on to direct, produce or choreograph, while others take teaching positions. Graduates from technical theatre, design and stage management programmes go on to work in theatre, on screen productions as well as other areas such as events, large and small, public or corporate.

By focusing on the individual, the school provide opportunities for each student to find an employment path to match their talents and strengths.Through their chosen programme of study, students are encouraged to forge links with the industry, to network with current practitioners and, on some programmes, to undertake placements which help them to meet prospective employers and gain valuable experience. Students benefit from teaching by established industry professionals who enjoy successful careers in their fields.

Students are also prepared more generally for sustainable careers in the industry. The activities offered may include rigorous practical workshops (such as classes in taxation, letter and business plan writing), mock interviews with visiting professionals, lectures, master classes and careers seminars with leading organisations.


I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice