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How to Apply

entry requirements

Entry to The Oxford School of Drama is by audition only and we audition all those who apply by the closing date. For courses starting in September 2018, this will be 31 May 2018.

Minimum age for acting courses:

Foundation Course - 18 years

Three Year Course - 18 years

One Year Course - 21 years

There are no academic requirements for any of our courses. Please note that it is only possible to submit one application for each course per academic year.

audition fee

UK Applicants - £45

Non-EU Applicants - £55

Once we have received your application form and audition fee, we will email you with a date for your audition and further details about what to expect when you are here.

Please ensure you have specified any dates that you will not be available for an audition. We will do our best to allocate you a convenient date although due to the high demand, this cannot always be guaranteed. Once you have your audition date, it is unlikely we will be able to rearrange it.

What to prepare

You will need to prepare 2 contrasting monologues, each no longer than 2 minutes.
One will need to be from Elizabethan or Jacobean drama (Shakespeare or Jonson, for example) and the other will need to be a piece from post-1950 drama.

Auditions also consist of group work for which you will need to wear loose, comfortable clothing.

Disabled Applicants

The Oxford School of Drama welcomes applications from students with disabilities. Please mark clearly on your application form, where specified, if there are any disabilities or learning difficulties that you feel the Audition Panel should be made aware of. We ask this so that the appropriate adjustments can be made.

You can download a large print version of the prospectus and application form:

Large Print Prospectus

Large Print Application Form

Large Print Fees Sheet

Large Print Terms & Conditions

“The Oxford School of Drama is in the top rank of British drama schools. Many of its alumni have appeared with distinction at the National Theatre, and they are conspicuously well trained for a wide-ranging career.”

Nicholas Hytner, former Artistic Director, National Theatre

Our Open Day is an opportunity to gain a real taste of life at the School. You will meet students, staff and observe classes as well as have a Q&A session with Principal, George Peck.

Register your interest and we will send you the date and more details in the near future.

Register your interest

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