Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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At a glance

We are a conservatoire of world-leading schools training artists and production professionals in the disciplines of dance, drama, circus arts and technical theatre

13,000

WE RECEIVE OVER 13,000 APPLICATIONS A YEAR FOR OUR HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES. WE AUDITION OR INTERVIEW EVERY ELIGIBLE APPLICANT

OUR HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAMMES ARE VALIDATED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF KENT, KING’S COLLEGE LONDON, AND THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND

Our student body is small with around:

1200

Undergraduate Students

240

Postgraduate Students

50

Different
Countries

83.7%

of students new to higher education are from a state school background.

52%

of home/EU students new to HE receive some form of financial support.

36%

are from the lowest household income bracket.

Student population: UK-domiciled students

BAME

15%

FEMALE

58%

DISABLED

30%

87% OF STUDENTS RATED THEMSELVES SATISFIED WITH THEIR EXPERIENCE IN THE 2017 NATIONAL STUDENT SURVEY.

It costs at least

£17,365

per year to train a Conservatoire student and students spend around

35 hours

per week in training.

80

Across the schools, students participate in around 80 professional productions per year, with some productions touring across the UK and Europe.

ALUMNI WHO TRAINED AT CONSERVATOIRE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN NOMINATED FOR

117

ACADEMY AWARDS AND

69

NATIONAL DANCE AWARDS

Conservatoire school performances, exhibitions and events attract around

200,000

annually and children and adults participated in around

40,000

days of classes and courses

The Conservatoire’s income in 2016/17 was £20,271,000

Income

Total Tuition Fees - 65%

Total Grant - 35%

Expenditure

Disbursed to schools - 92%

Student Support - 3%

Central support and shared projects - 5%