Application Process

Applications for our full-time undergraduate courses need to be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications are online at UCAS. Find out more from UCAS on filling in your undergraduate application here. The outcome of your application and audition process will be updated on your UCAS account, so please keep a lookout for any updates.

The UCAS code for Rose Bruford College is R51.

Applications for postgraduate, foundation or short courses should be made directly to the College, please see our course pages for more information.

Audition Process for Acting BA (Hons), Actor Musicianship BA (Hons), American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) & European Theatre Arts BA (Hons)

Once we have received your application through UCAS, our Admissions team will contact you and ask you to submit a digital audition as your first-round audition. You will also receive information and guidance from us on how to film and submit your self-taped audition, and what to expect from the overall audition process for the course you’ve applied for. There is a £35 audition fee, this is a flat fee and you will not be asked to pay again should you continue to the final rounds of audition. The audition fee is payable unless you are eligible for an exemption.

You will not be charged an audition fee if:

  • Your audition as part of a progression agreement
  • Your household income is under £25,000 per year
  • You are in receipt of benefits, including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA
  • You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority)
  • You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer)
  • You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family
  • You can offer other evidence of financial hardship
  • You are being auditioned overseas

If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our Admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply, or, if you have questions, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Audition Process for Theatre and Social Change BA (Hons) and Contemporary and Popular Performance BA (Hons)

Applicants to these courses are asked to partake in a workshop rather than an audition. There is no charge for this process.

Rose Bruford College Interviews Feb 2023

Interviews for our undergraduate design or technical arts courses

If you apply for one of our undergraduate design or technical arts courses at Rose Bruford College (including Design for Performance, Creative Lighting Control, Stage & Events Management, Audio Production, Scenic Arts or Costume Production), you will be invited for an interview.

This is as much of a chance for you to get to know us and decide whether Rose Bruford is right for you, as it is for us to consider you for one of our courses.

Booking in your interview

Once you submit your application via UCAS, our Admissions team will contact you to invite you for an interview, which you’ll be able to book via our online system. Interviews ideally take place in-person at our Sidcup campus, but can be conducted online if required.

How to prepare for your interview

While we are looking for evidence of your motivation and commitment to a course, every effort is made by our staff to conduct interviews in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Here’s some information to help you prepare:

– Interviews last between 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the course you apply for, and more information will be given to you once you apply.

– We’ll give you guidance on what topics the interview may cover so you can prepare, this usually includes questions on why you want to study on the course or pursue a career in the subject. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk to us about any relevant experience you may have in your chosen subject area.

– For some of our courses, you’ll be asked to bring along a portfolio or submit one to us in advance, you can read more about how to prepare a portfolio here.

– You may be offered a tour of College or some of our facilities as part of your interview day.

Interview outcome

We’ll contact you no later than seven days after your interview to let you know the outcome and any next steps.

If you have any questions ahead of your interview or about the process, please get in touch via email on [email protected]

International Students

If you are an International Student, you will follow all of the above steps. Audition re-calls can take place online if you are unable to visit for an in-person audition.

Once you have been made an offer, you will need to provide the Admissions team with specific documents to meet the conditions of applying for your visa. Please visit our International Students page for further information.