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Planned maintenance: 15 – 17 December

Due to planned maintenance, the services below will be unavailable from 20:00 on Friday 15 December until 23:59 (UK time) on Sunday 17 December:

  • UCAS Undergraduate Apply and Track
  • UCAS Conservatoires Apply and Track
  • UCAS Teacher Training Apply, Track, and the search tool
  • UCAS Postgraduate Apply
During this time, you won’t be able to work on your application, sign in to Track, or use the UCAS Teacher Training search tool.
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Customer Experience Centre availability – 13 December

Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:45 (UK time) on Wednesday 13 December for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Thursday 14 December.

UCAS Conservatoires: getting started

You can study performance-based music, dance, drama, and musical theatre courses at conservatoires in the UK – at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
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Introduction to UCAS Conservatoires
This video highlights the differences between studying at a conservatoire and a university, and includes information on how to apply.
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How we can help you

With a huge range of courses available, it's important to research what's right for you. We’ll show you all the options – including the alternatives to higher education – to help you see the best way forward. Then, if you’d like to apply, we’ll show you how.


Choosing a course

If you decide a conservatoire is the destination for you, there's still a lot of variety in course types, locations, previous qualifications required and application deadlines, so make sure you do plenty of research. 

  1. Read about conservatoire courses and what to study
  2. Find out more at events and open days
  3. Check how early you should start your application
  4. Learn how you can meet course entry requirements

​Further information

As well as advice on courses and applications, we offer specific information for a range of audiences.