How to apply to Performers College

So, you’ve read all about what Performers College has to offer, from our state of the art facilities to high end industry partners, you might have even come along to an open day. Now it is time to apply for your chosen course.

If you are not sure which city you want to study in, check out our location pages for Essex and Birmingham to find out more.


Choose your course level

Click your chosen qualification to find out all about applying to study:

Step 1: Apply

If you are UK-based, you will need to submit an application through UCAS, you will also need to register on UCAS before you can submit any choices. You will find helpful guides on the UCAS website, which we encourage you to use if you are experiencing any difficulties.

All of our course application codes can be found on the UCAS website under BIMM University or on our relevant course pages.

Once your application has been received, a member of the admissions team will be in touch with the next steps, which will include confirming an audition day on campus.

Step 2: Personal Statement

Part of your UCAS application is writing a personal statement. This gives us an insight into your ambitions, skills and previous experience, as well as giving you a chance to show your passion for your preferred course. For information on how to write a personal statement, check out our essential documents.

Step 3: Audition Day

Our auditions are held between November and March. We are looking for people who inspire us with their individuality, commitment, work ethic and, most importantly, their talent and potential. It does help to have some prior knowledge of the subjects you will undertake on the day, but this is not essential.

Our staff and students create a friendly and welcoming environment that will help to ease your nerves and make the process as enjoyable as possible.

Our auditions are held on campus and conducted by our Senior Management Team and lecturers. For those who are unable to attend in person, we offer the facility to audition via video submission.

On the day

BA Musical Theatre and Dance

On your audition day, if you are applying for the BA Musical Theatre and Dance you will be required to participate in a ballet class and jazz class. You will need to present a contemporary monologue that is age appropriate and approximately 1min 30secs in duration. Your monologue should not be from a film, musical or Shakespeare play. You will also deliver a solo song that you should be familiar with and sits within your vocal range. This must not be longer than 3minutes. Please ensure you have the sheet music as you will be accompanied by one of our fantastic vocal tutors. You will have the opportunity to express your individuality via improvisation within the jazz and acting sessions.

On completion of the practical elements, you maybe required to have a physio examination and/or an interview.

BA Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media

On your audition day if you are applying for the BA Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media you will be required to participate in an improvisation, movement and screen acting session and deliver a contemporary monologue from a published play post 1980 and involve a character close to your own age.

On competition of all elements of the audition there will also be a short interview with the audition panel.

Open Days

Before applying to Performers College, we recommend that you join us for one of our open days so that you get to experience what it might be like to train with us for the next three years. We feel this is an extremely important part of your research.

Step 4: Offer

If your audition is successful, you’ll either be made a ‘conditional’ or ‘unconditional’ offer. A ‘Conditional’ offer means that your place is pending until we receive any further information required, such as exam results and certificates. An ‘Unconditional’ offer means that you have met the entry criteria for the course.

Step 5: Confirm Your Place

Confirmation of your place will be made through ‘Track’ on the UCAS website. It is then up to you to confirm your place. Once you have accepted the offer, the Performers College Admissions Team will be in touch with further guidance and information where applicable.

Step 1: Apply

The first step to apply for our Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diploma in Musical Theatre/Dance will be to create an applicant account and submit our online application form.

Online Application Form

There are different deadlines for domestic and international students. For the 2024-25 academic year, these deadlines are as follows:

  • For domestic students, the deadline is 13th September 2024.
  • For international (SRV) students, the deadline is 23rd August 2024.

Applications received after the dates above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.’

Step 2: Audition Day

Our auditions are held between November and March. We are looking for people who inspire us with their individuality, commitment, work ethic and, most importantly, their talent and potential. It does help to have some prior knowledge of the subjects you will undertake on the day, but this is not essential.

Our staff and students create a friendly and welcoming environment that will help to ease your nerves and make the process as enjoyable as possible.

Our auditions are held on campus and conducted by our Senior Management Team and lecturers. For those who are unable to attend in person, we offer the facility to audition via video submission.

On the day

If you are auditioning for our Trinity Diploma you will be required to participate in a ballet class and jazz class and will need to present a monologue and a song of your choice. You will have the opportunity to express your individuality via improvisation within the jazz class and acting session.

On completion of the practical elements, you may be required to have a physio examination and/or an interview.

Before applying to Performers College, we recommend that you join us for one of our open days so that you get to experience what it might be like to train with us for the next three years. We feel this is an extremely important part of your research.

AUDITION ADVICE AND GUIDELINES

A step-by-step guide to your Performers’ audition

After we receive your application either via UCAS or direct application our admissions team will send you confirmation of your audition date. In this email, you will find guidelines on how to prepare for your audition and what the audition day entails.

If you are unable to come to the Performers College campus we can offer you an online audition. If you would like to do this please request further details from the admissions team.

On your audition day, If you are auditioning for our BA (hons) Musical Theatre and Dance you will be required to participate in a ballet class and jazz class and will need to present a monologue and a song of your choice. You will have the opportunity to express your individuality via improvisation within the jazz class and acting session. If you are auditioning for the BA (Hons) Acting for Stage, Screen and Digital Media you will be required to participate in group workshops in improvisation and acting for camera, and will need to present two contrasting monologues. On completion of the practical elements, you maybe required to have a physio examination and/or an interview.

AUDITION ANXIETY ADVICE

Do:

  • Check you’ve had an email confirming your audition booking, along with our audition guidelines. If you haven’t please get in touch
  • Read the audition guidelines thoroughly. We have created them for a reason, to ensure you are as well prepared and as informed as possible
  • Be prepared. This is your time to shine, so make sure you are fully prepped to enable you to perform with confidence
  • Relax. Although you might be feeling the pressure, remember that we want you to succeed as much as you do
  • Treat your audition like a performance. You may have an audition panel instead of an audience, but give it the same energy and passion that you would if you had a paying audience in front of you
  • Ensure that you have the correct equipment for each part of your audition, this will help you perform to the best of your ability

Don’t:

  • Forget to read the audition guidelines
  • Cancel your audition at the last minute
  • Leave your preparation until just before your audition date, or decide you are going to ‘wing it’
  • Choose audition material that is not age-appropriate. You are more likely to be comfortable and successful doing something that is believable and in your casting range
  • Do your acting and singing audition in full dance wear, we want to see your individuality shine through so wear something that you are comfortable in that allows you to perform to the best of your ability.

Step 3: Offers

If you are successful after your audition day with us, you will receive an offer from our Admissions Department. In order to secure your place and start the process to be considered for a DADA award, you will need to respond to this offer to confirm acceptance of your place.

Step 1: Start Your Application

The first step to apply for our Postgraduate degree will be to create an applicant account and submit our online application form.

Online Application Form

There are different deadlines for domestic and international students. For the 2024-25 academic year, these deadlines are as follows:

  • For domestic students, the deadline is 13th September 2024.
  • For international (SRV) students, the deadline is 23rd August 2024. Applications received after the dates above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.’

Applications received after the dates above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.’

Step 2: Interview

Once we have received your completed application form, we will be in touch to arrange your interview with a Course Leader.  This can be in person or via phone/Skype subject to availability.

You will be sent a confirmation email with the date, time and location as well as some guidelines on what to prepare. If you have any concerns regarding your interview or require assistance with preparation, please contact the Admissions Team.

If you are attending your audition in person, the Course Leader will let you know if you have been recommended to study and provide you with valuable feedback and tips on how to further develop your skills. In some circumstances, your application may need to be reviewed by a specialist in the department before a final decision can be made.

All information will then be sent to the Admissions Team.

Step 3: Offer

The Admissions Team will send you an offer pack and contract. All offers will be Conditional until you are able to prove that you have achieved the entry requirements for the course.

We will be able to amend your offer to Unconditional once you have sent us copies/clear photographs of your certificates and we have verified that you meet the academic entry requirements.

Step 4: Acceptance

In order to accept your offer, you will need to sign and return the contract within 28 days of receipt. Please return this to [email protected].

Once you have confirmed your place, our finance department will be in touch during the summer months to confirm your method of payment for the course. You will then receive information regarding enrolment.


Any questions?

Our Enquiries Team is available to help with any queries you may have about applying to Performers College.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling 01273 840 346 or emailing [email protected]. or filling in the Application Enquiry form.

 

 

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