How to Apply to Birmingham School of Acting
Once you have found the course you would like to apply for, please check that you have, or are expected to achieve, the entry requirements for that course. Entry requirements are listed within each course page.
To apply for one of the following courses, please visit click through to the course page, go to 'How to Apply', and apply online:
- Foundation Course in Acting
- BA (Hons) Acting
- MA Acting
- MA Acting: The British Tradition
- MA Professional Voice Practice
Applications for the BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education) and BA (Hons) Stage Management should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).
If applying after 31 March, you can apply online via the relevant course page.
For the UCAS courses (Stage Management and Applied Performance) the deadline is 15 January.
You may submit a late application directly to the School after this date but you should check with the School first to see if they will accept a late application.
For BA (Hons) Acting, apply directly to the School according to the following deadlines:
- On-time deadline for applications: 15 January
- 'Late'* deadline for applications: 30 April
*'Late' applications cannot be guaranteed an audition and may be subject to a higher audition cost if extra audition sessions need to be arranged.
For the Foundation Course in Acting you should apply directly to the School by 31 July. Those wishing to apply after this date should contact the School first to check whether an application will be accepted.
For MA Acting, apply directly to the School according to these deadlines:
- On time deadline for applications - 31 May
- 'Late' applications may be accepted after 31 May but you should check with the School first (NB 'Late' applications cannot be guaranteed an audition and may be subject to a higher audition cost if extra audition sessions need to be arranged)
If applying through UCAS the course codes are:
- BA (Hons) Stage Management: (W450)
- BA (Hons) Applied Performance (Community and Education): (W490)
- Institution Code: (Birmingham City University) B25
Applications, Auditions and Interviews
All applications should be made online, via the relevant course page. For all courses apart from the Foundation Course in Acting, admission is via audition, interview or both. Visit the relevant course page to download a detailed Guide for Applicants, including advice on preparing your application, what to prepare for your audition and/or interview and the selection criteria we use. You may also want to browse our auditions FAQ section.
Please note that auditions in person at BSA are subject to a one-off, non-refundable charge of £46, which covers the both the initial and recall auditions, if applicable. Before we can schedule your audition, we must have received your audition fee.
Our finance office (based at Birmingham Conservatoire) can accept credit/debit card transactions by phone: +44 (0)121 331 7216 / 7297.
You will need to give your full name and course applied for, as well as your card details.
Alternatively, you may send a cheque payable to ‘Birmingham City University’ to Marie Greene, Senior Administrator (Admissions and Enrollments), at the address below. (Please note, we no longer accept credit/debit card payment by post.)
You should send your payment within ten days of receiving your online application confirmation, if possible. Unfortunately, you will not be offered an audition until we have received your audition fee.
If you are unable to attend your allocated audition date/time, or you have not heard from us within 10 days of submitting your audition fee, please contact us immediately on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone.
If you are applying from outside the UK, please see our International section for detailed information on how to apply. You should also download the Guidance for Applicants from the relevant course page.