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entry requirements

Applications for entry in 2018 are now closed.

To make an application for entry in September 2019, please revisit this page mid-September 2018. If you would like to receive an email notification when applications open, please sign up to receive our monthly newsletter: https://www.oxforddrama.ac.uk/contact-us

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 applications are open, there will be an apply button on this page and you press this to create your application. When you save your application, you will be put through to the WorldPay section to make your audition fee payment. Within your application you have the opportunity to inform us of dates that you are unable to attend. Once we have received your application form and audition fee, we will email you an invitation to audition. This will include links to two documents with information on what to expect on your audition day and how to get to the school. We will ask you to confirm your audition within 5 days of receiving your audition and inform us how you intend to get to the school, so we can make arrangements.

What to prepare for your audition

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

students attending a class

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