Application Advice for International Students

Here at Performers College, we’re very proud to welcome students from all over the world. It’s what makes our creative atmosphere unique.

Our doors are always open, wherever you’re from and whatever your background. If you are currently studying your final year at school/college, you can begin your application process to Performers College prior to completing your current qualification.

You can apply for all of our full-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses at our Essex campus. Follow these easy steps or complete our online Application Enquiry form.

Direct to Performers College

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You can apply for a UK Undergraduate Degree Level course via UCAS.

Applications can be submitted for multiple courses. We have created a helpful guide for your application.

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Performers College Representatives

If you wish to get more support locally, you can contact one of our trusted representatives/agents* who will assist throughout your application, free of charge.

If your country is not listed in our directory, please contact admissions on chat or email or let us know if you would like to arrange a call. We will be happy to assist with your application.

*Undergraduate applicants who are applying with the help of an agency should also state their agent’s company name in the box ‘Nominated Name’ on the UCAS form, otherwise we can’t correspond with the agency regarding your application.

Our auditions are held between November and April. 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.

Successful applicants will usually need to provide the following, as a part of the admissions process:


A copy of your academic transcripts and certificates, showing that minimum entry requirements for the course have been met. This will need to be officially translated into English. We can accept Dialexy or other official English translators. Please do not worry if your final academic transcripts are not due until summer. You can provide this as soon as it is available – the latest deadlines are usually in August*.

*This deadline may vary for students who require a Visa under the Student route of the Points Based System to study in the UK full-time.

For country-specific entry requirements please visit our international entry requirements page.

Copy of your passport and/or valid ID

Admissions may request a copy of your passport to confirm your fee status and/or to determine if you need a visa to study in the UK. This is to ensure that the correct information on the admissions process is given to you for a successful application.

We will be required to check all passports and or valid ID’s in person at the point of enrolment to fulfil Right to Study (RTS) checks. Failure to provide this may result in the student not being able to enroll onto the course.

Please find our accepted forms of ID guide here.

Any questions?

Our international team are on hand to provide prospective and enrolled international students with information and advice on UK immigration and visa requirements.

For help, support or advice, please call us between 9:00 am – 5:30 pm GMT using the contact details below.

Phone: +441273 840346

Email: [email protected]

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