Why study here?
If you want practical training to a professional standard then conservatoire training is for you.
Fundamentally, the difference between conservatoire (or drama school) training and traditional university performance courses is that a conservatoire is focused on professional, vocational training, preparing its students for the industry in which they want to work.
Traditional university courses, however, tend to apportion more time to the academic study of drama along with the practice of performance.
We benefit from being both part of a university, meaning that you will leave with a recognised qualification, and a specialist conservatoire. You get the experience of attending university, combined with the benefit of training at an institution recognised as offering exceptional vocational practice and professional development.
Getting accepted on to a course at any conservatoire or drama school is challenging, and ours is no different. Places on all courses are limited and you will be required to go through a process of auditions or interviews before you are offered a place.