Arthur McBain

“The first thing that springs to mind is the sense of community. I think the
culture at The Oxford School of Drama is particularly special. It’s a giving, caring and
encouraging environment.”

Arthur McBain, Graduate of the Three Year Acting Course, 2013

How To Apply

First Round Auditions

Applications for entry in September 2020 are now closed. If you are interested in applying for Autumn 2021 please sign up to our newsletter and we will send you an email when applications reopen. We will also send you all the information you need to complete your application.

Entry Requirements

Entry is by audition only. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when we reopen auditions and to get all the hints and tips on how to apply.

Minimum age for acting courses:

Foundation Course – 18 years
Three Year Course – 18 years
One Year Course – 21 years

Audition Fee

UK/EU Applicants – £45

Non-EU Applicants – We are unable to accept non-EU students on our courses unless they have UK residency with indefinite leave to remain.

The Application Procedure

Entry is by audition only; there are no academic requirements for any of our courses. On the application form, you have the option to apply for up to two courses. Please only select a second course choice if you are willing to be considered by the audition panel for that choice.

Please note that it is only possible to submit one application per academic year. 

The only way to apply is online when applications are reopened. Please subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when we will reopen auditions.

Conditions Of Entry

Please note the terms and conditions here.

We are unable to accept non-EU students on our courses unless they have UK residency with indefinite leave to remain.

Payment Of Fees

Fees for students on the Three Year and One Year Courses are payable termly in advance. For Foundation students full course fees for the current year are payable in advance of the commencement of the course. Places on courses will only be confirmed on receipt of a deposit. The deposit will be returned within six weeks of successful completion of the course.

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