Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Application Form

Please note: you can only apply for one course per year.
You must be aged 18 or over on the first day of the academic year to apply.
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Which of the following most accurately describes you? Choose as many as you like *
For applicants from the EU or EEA, do you have Pre-Settled or Settled status in the UK?

Permanent home address

Student information

Your previous education

Personal Statement

Miscellaneous



Please note, it is not necessary for you to add a CV to your application for undergraduate courses. It is sometimes useful to be included for those applying to masters courses so we can see your relevant experience however, again this is not compulsory.

Please note, it is not necessary for you to add a Portfolio to your application for undergraduate courses. It is sometimes useful to be included for those applying to masters courses so we can see your relevant experience however, again this is not compulsory.

Additional Monitoring information (optional)

We are committed to training and supporting the most talented students, without discrimination because of gender, sexual orientation, marital or civil partner status, gender reassignment, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, disability or age. This form is intended to help us maintain equal opportunities best practice and identify barriers to equality, diversity and inclusion.

All questions are optional. You are not obliged to answer any of these questions, but the more information you supply, the more effective our monitoring will be. All information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This information forms information for our statistical returns to HESA, the Higher Education Statistics Agency (https://www.hesa.ac.uk/); for more information please refer to the data processing statement. 

The personal information you supply may be used to help us respond to process your application, and for quality assurance and market research purposes. Unless required by law, your data will not be shared with or sold to any organisation outside Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, apart from those that help us to provide this service including the University of West England (UWE).

Your personal information will be kept in a secure database for no more than seven years. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. You may also ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate. Please get in touch by emailing admissions@oldvic.ac.uk to request this information or ask for a correction.

Should you change your mind at any point, that’s no problem. You can get in touch with us at
For more information on how Bristol Old Vic Theatre School uses your personal data, please read our privacy policy at www.oldvic.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/BOVTS-Student-Data-Processing-Statement-.pdf. If you believe that the School is not fully complying with data protection requirements, you have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office(ico.org.uk/).

Please note that the application form asks for some sensitive personal information. You are not required to provide this to us, but, if you do, you will be consenting for us to use it for the following purposes: research projects and equalities monitoring (which may include relevant national research projects); managing any arrangements or adjustments that may be needed to help you participate fully in our training.

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