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Am I Eligible to Apply?

Applicants must be aged 18 or due to have turned 18 by the time the course commences. 

In addition the following qualifications are normally required:

  1. Passes in two subjects at A-level or a BTEC ND
  2. Passes in three subjects at GCSE or equivalent
  3. Candidates whose first language is not English must provide proof of their English proficiency by having achieved one of the following in the last two years:
    • ELTS overall score of 7 with a 7 in writing and no section scoring less than 6.5
    • TOEFL score of 100/IELTS score of 6 or equivalent

When the School is satisfied that an applicant from an unconventional academic background without formal qualifications nevertheless fulfils the audition criteria the academic requirements may be waived.

How Do I Apply?

Applications for 2020 course entry will open at the end of September 2019.

Audition Locations & Dates

Location Dates
ArtsEd, London November 2018 - May 2019
Manchester 23rd February 2019

Audition location can be selected when you make your online application.

Audition Process

If attending an audition day at ArtsEd you will have an opportunity to see the school in action, meet current students and ask questions, so you should expect to be at the School for most of the afternoon.

Regional auditions will be led by ArtsEd tutors and alumni, giving you an authentic insight into the course and life at ArtsEd. 

For the audition you must prepare two monologues (each two minutes max.):

  • one monologue from a modern play written after 1980
  • one monologue from a classical play (preferably Shakespeare)

In addition to performing these pieces, candidates will participate in a workshop consisting of games and improvisations run by an Acting Tutor. For this you will need to bring clothing that gives you freedom of movement.

Successful candidates will be invited to a recall at ArtsEd in London. You will be notified by mail, approximately a week after your first audition.  You will be asked to present the same two speeches again and a short duologue scene which will be provided in advance. The duologue scene will be performed on camera and direction will be given.

You will be assessed on how well you understand the text, how clearly and fluently you perform; how connected you are to the thoughts behind the lines; and how well you use vocal and physical skills.

If you would like to see our current work, please come along to one of our forthcoming productions.

You may find information in our Auditions Policy document helpful.