UNIVERSITY LEVEL - PERFORMANCE COURSES
For 2021 applicants we've redesigned our audition process, the world has changed temporarily, so we've gone virtual to ensure we do our best to reduce unnecessary travel and the spread of coronavirus. After you've submitted your UCAS application the SGS Degree Admissions Team will assess your application, if your application is successful you'll be sent a link to our "Applicants Hub" where you will have three weeks to submit a self recorded audition.
STEP 1 - SUBMITTING YOUR AUDITION TO THE APPLICANT HUB
Don't worry, you don't need to be Stephen Spielberg. You can record your audition at home, school or wherever you're comfortable. You can record your audition by using your phones front camera or by asking someone to film you. Just remember to do your best to make a great first impression (we've included some tips in the 'Applicant Hub'). Your self recorded audition will then be watched by a small panel.
STEP 2 - RECALLS/ZOOM AUDITIONS
After your audition is watched by a small panel you may be invited to a 'recall' audition, this will take place over zoom and include a group presentation by our Programme Leads and course specific activities. You will be notified via email on the outcome of your recall audition within 48 hours.
STEP 3 - RECEIVING YOUR OFFER & VISITING BIPA
Congratulations if you've been offered a place! We are now able to offer you an offer holder campus tour. Campus tours are available on the first Tuesday and last Thursday of every month and can be booked directly with admissions. You are able to bring one guest and you'll be required to wear a face covering and adhere to our campus safety procedures. Campus tours are subject to local and national covid-19 restrictions, we will be able to confirm campus tour availability closer to the time.
STEP 4 - ACCEPTING YOUR OFFER
We encourage you to accept your offer as soon as possible, once you've accepted your offer we will add you to our applicant teams where you'll be able to interact with future and current students. You'll also be invited to productions and events campus (where possible) and virtually.
STEP 5 - ACCOMMODATION, STUDENT FINANCE & PREPARATION
Accommodation & Bristol
If you're planning on moving to Bristol and living in halls of residence or private accommodation we recommend securing your new home as soon as possible. More students move to Bristol and end up staying after graduation than any other city in the UK and we don't blame them, Bristol has an ever growing creative and cultural scene and was named the most artistic city in the UK considering the number of museums, theatres, live music gigs and the quantity of street art in 2019. Bristol was also named Best City to Live in Britain in the Sunday Times (2017), the UK'S friendliest city in 2019 and named as the Best Place to Live Outside of London for Under 25s.
You can apply for a tuition loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, you will also be able to apply for a maintenance loan to help support the cost of studying a degree. We recommend you apply for your loan as soon as possible to ensure your loan is confirmed in time for you to start your programme. You do not need to wait for an offer to apply for student finance.