Auditions and Interviews

Acting Auditions

Main deadline date for our Acting courses is 15 January 2019, 18:00 (UK time) – please note that applications submitted after the main deadline date will still be considered for the 2019 intake

The process explained

If your application is successful, you will be invited to an audition, an interview or both, depending on the course you've applied for.

We understand you may be nervous, as much rides upon the outcome of any audition or interview. However, we work hard to ensure that your experience is a positive one. Our academic and admissions staff are always on-hand to answer questions at all stages of auditioning. Acting auditions - both 'initial' and 'recall' - are stewarded by full-time students who are there to support and help through the process.

Fees

Fees must be paid prior to audition (where fees are applicable) and cover the entire audition process. 

In certain circumstances we may consider waiving audition fees. Please see our page about fee waivers. You should make your fee waiver request prior to making your audition payment with UCAS.

CourseAudition / Interview Fee
BA (Hons) Acting £46
BA (Hons) Stage Management £0
BA (Hons) Applied Theatre £0
MA Acting £46
MFA Acting: The British Tradition £0

Audition Process

Please select a course from the drop-down list to view our audition process:

 

What happens in interviews

The interview process gives you the opportunity to tell us who you are, show us why you're passionate about taking the course, and see the spaces you'll be working in.

You will meet some of the people who'll be teaching you and get answers to any questions you have. You may be involved in a short workshop or practical exercise as part of this.

Detailed guidance regarding the application and selection procedure for each course is available in our Guidance for Applicants packs under the 'How to Apply' tab of your chosen course.

Offering you a place at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Following an audition and/or interview, one of the following outcomes is possible:

  • You are offered an unconditional place This means that you have a place on the course for which you applied. This offer is only for the year in which you apply.
  • You are offered a conditional place This means that you will have a place on the course for which you applied if you attain the required academic qualifications. This offer is only for the year in which you apply.
  • You are offered a reserve place on the course This is the most common outcome. It indicates that you have reached an acceptable standard, but because applications and auditions/interviews happen throughout the year we cannot allocate all places on a course until the auditions/interviews have been completed.
  • You are not offered a place on the course You cannot re-apply for a place on the same course in the same academic year.

Appealing against an unsuccessful audition

If you wish to appeal against a decision you should contact the admissions team within 14 days of notification to receive a copy of the Appeals Policy.

An appeals panel, led by a senior member of staff who was not involved in your audition, will investigate thoroughly any grounds for appeal and will notify you of the outcome.

Applicants with Disabilities

Like all of Birmingham City University, the School is committed to equal opportunities.

It is important that you tell us about any disability you may have. Once we are made aware of any disability we can try to support your individual needs.

Please contact acting.admissions@bcu.ac.uk, before your audition regarding any special requirements. If you wish us to take dyslexia or dyspraxia into account at your recall audition, you must bring with you a copy of your assessment/report confirming the condition.