BA (HONS) IN ACTING
APPLICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS
Applications for 2018 are now closed. Applications open in October for entry in 2019.
There is an intake of up to 28 students in September each year. We audition all eligible applicants who apply before the deadline.
You may only apply once per academic year, but you may apply for our Foundation Course in Acting at the same time and using the same form as our BA (Hons) in Acting. Preliminary auditions run from November until April, with the option to audition in London, Leicester, Manchester, Chester, Newcastle, Bristol and Plymouth as well as overseas in Dublin, New York and Los Angeles.
RADA charges an application fee for all courses. Our admissions process is not automated and may involve significant contact with an individual applicant. We do not refund application fees. Please see our Admissions Policy for further information.
APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS
UK students who are coming to higher education for the first time, with a family income of less than £25,000 may be eligible for an audition fee waiver and for financial support with travelling to later-stage auditions or interviews.
You will need to submit a fee waiver application at the same time as your programme application to be considered. This is based on your household income, and we will ask you to provide evidence of that income.
This is in addition to fee waivers offered by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, which you may use at RADA or at another CDD school, see here. RADA fee waivers are only available for applicants applying to RADA.
All UK/EU students new to HE students who meet one of the following criteria may be considered for a travel bursary at third or fourth round of the BA (Hons) Acting or an interview for our Technical Theatre Arts programmes. The criteria are:
You attended a state school AND one or more of the following:
- Your family income is less than £43,000 and your home address is in a neighbourhood with low participation (in accordance with the HEFCE Polar4 Postcode Check)
- Your family income is below £25,000
- You will be considered to be a care leaver when you begin your training
RADA auditions everyone who applies and we are committed to making our training as widely accessible as possible. Every year, over 50% of our students on core courses receive financial support, ranging from fee waivers, contributions towards maintenance costs (accommodation, travel and course materials) and full scholarships. Information about funding is available on the Fees & Funding page.