We understand that if you live abroad it can be difficult to attend the set audition dates so we can accept audition videos and can arrange special dates to meet you if necessary. Just get in touch with the diploma team to let us know on Diploma@WacArts.co.uk.
If you are applying from outside the EU then you will need a student visa. Wac Arts is a Tier 4 student visa sponsor.
Bursaries now available from National Youth Arts Trust
NYAT Bursaries are granted to young people between the ages of 7 and 25 who are unable to access training opportunities in the arts due to their financial circumstances. There are three types of bursaries available: Dance, Music & Access Bursaries. Find out if you’re eligible to apply and download an application form here.
There are Professional and Career Development loans available which are commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). To be eligible for a career development loan you must be 18 or over, have been living in the UK for 3 or more years before the course starts and plan to work in the UK, EU or EEA after the course. For more information on Professional and Career Development loans go to www.gov.uk.
From our experience, once students have begun to study on the course and got to know the other students, shared housing arrangements are easily made.
Some good places to start looking online are:
If you are studying with a student visa, the rules of the visa state that you are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week during term time.
More information on working with a student visa can be found here.
Candidates will need to participate in workshops in all three art forms.
Candidates will deliver a solo in all three art forms, in line with the following requirements:
Drama solo: this can be any published speech or monologue that can be delivered ‘off the page’
Singing solo: a full song from any contemporary material (this can either be acapella or with a backing track)
Dance solo: a maximum two-minute piece, with or without music.
Candidates will then be invited to interview.
If you are over 16 with talent, enthusiasm and commitment and you meet the following entry requirements, we want to hear from you!