Where to study
Study at a conservatoire – here the emphasis is on practical development with individual tuition and performance opportunities to help you towards a career in the creative arts.
Through UCAS Conservatoires, you can apply for courses at the following UK conservatoires:
- Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
- Leeds Conservatoire
- Royal Academy of Music
- Royal College of Music
- Royal Northern College of Music
- Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
- Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
- Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
Or you could study at a university – here the focus is more on academic study, and could be combined with other subjects to give a broad critical and theoretical education.
The alternatives to higher education
- Work – apply for jobs now, or start a business, with the aim to work up to your future goals.
- Training – prepare for the world of work, or learn on the job while you work.
- Volunteering – gain experience to help you towards your work or study aspirations.
- Travel – get cultural insights during working holidays, learning, conservation or teaching.
Preparing for the next step
There are lots of extra-curricular activities that can help you decide your future, as well as looking great on your UCAS Conservatoires application or your CV.
Gain experience and explore your interests
- Join a club or society in your local area – perhaps in something sporting, creative or musical.
- Develop your skills with ASDAN, Duke of Edinburgh, National Citizen Service or young enterprise.
- Take on a part-time job, or volunteer with the vInspired Awards, Step Together or Project Trust.
- You may also be able to get accreditation in personal effectiveness from ASDAN for activities that prepare you for higher education
International and EU students