Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

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At a glance

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

12,000

We receive over 12,000 applications a year for around 335 undergraduate and 100 postgraduate places. We audition or interview every eligible applicant

Our higher education courses 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:

1100

Undergraduate Students

220

Postgraduate Students

56

Different
Countries

82.5%

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

51%

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

32%

are from the lowest household income bracket.

Student population: UK-domiciled students

BAME

15%

FEMALE

55%

DISABLED

29%

The 2016 National Student Survey ranked us the UK's joint No 1 performing arts conservatoire for student satisfaction.

It costs at least

£17,365

per year to train a Conservatoire student and students spend around

35 hours

per week in training.

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

Actors, writers and technicians who trained at Conservatoire schools have been nominated for

115

Academy Awards – the highest of any training centre in the world

 

Conservatoire school performances, exhibitions and events attract around

240,000

annually and children and adults participated in around

40,000

days of classes and courses

The Conservatoire’s income in 2015/16 was £20,084,000

Income

Total Tuition Fees - 61%

Total Grant - 39%

Expenditure

Disbursed to schools - 92%

Student Support - 4%

Central admin - 4%