Applying

Application pack and information

The Faculty of Education continues to accept applications for all programmes that start from September 2020 onwards. However due to the Coronavirus situation, we are now unable to receive these by post as RAD headquarters is currently shut. If you are looking to apply, you MUST email your application and reference to faculty@rad.org.uk. 

If you are having difficulty downloading the application form then please contact faculty@rad.org.uk.

In normal circumstances, completed applications should be sent to: Admissions Officer, Faculty of Education, Royal Academy of Dance, 36 Battersea Square, London, SW11 3RA, UK.

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For programmes that require application via RAD National Offices, here is a list of contact details.

Concessionary Entry 

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies
Applicants without formal classical ballet qualifications (Advanced Foundation, Advanced 1, Advanced 2, Intermediate, or an equivalent examination from a recognised dance teaching society) should provide a video/DVD to support their application.  Fees for concessionary entry, can be found on the Fees and Funding page.

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies
Applicants without formal qualifications (the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies, or an equivalent level 4 dance teaching qualification) should provide a video/DVD and supporting evidence to support their application. Fees for concessionary entry, can be found on the Fees and Funding page.

BA (Hons) Dance Education
Applicants without formal dance qualifications (Intermediate or higher vocational examination in any dance genre from a recognised dance teaching society or A-level dance) should provide a video/DVD to support their application.  Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, will be required to complete a concessionary entry essay.  Fees for concessionary entry, can be found on the Fees and Funding page.

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

Applicants who do not meet the academic entry requirements, will be required to complete a concessionary entry essay.
Applicants who do not meet the teaching requirements, will be required to complete a concessionary video/DVD to support their application.
Fees for concessionary entry, can be found on the Fees and Funding page.

Academic Transfers

Transferring between Royal Academy of Dance Programmes

The Royal Academy of Dance allows transfers, after the completion of a level of study, from its BA (Hons) Ballet Education programme (FHEQ Levels 4 and 5) into subsequent levels of the BA (Hons) Dance Education programme, subject to availability of places on the programme.  Following discussion with the relevant Programme Managers, transfers are subject to approval by the Dean.  Students holding a Tier 4 visa for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education requesting transfer to the BA (Hons) Dance Education will have their Tier 4 visa revoked and they will be required to leave the UK unless they secure other rights to remain.  Visas are not offered by the Royal Academy of Dance for distance-learning programmes of study.

Transferring onto a Royal Academy of Dance Programme from another institution

The Royal Academy of Dance will consider on a case-by-case basis whether students from other higher education providers would be eligible to transfer onto a Faculty of Education programme.  Students wishing to transfer to a Royal Academy of Dance programme should make application through UCAS.  Applicants may be required to attend an audition and/or an interview as part of the admissions process.  The application to transfer should normally be made before the start of the academic year in which the student will join the new programme.  Where a student is applying to enter a programme with Advanced Standing, they must complete an Accreditation of Prior Learning Application form.  The Royal Academy of Dance Accreditation of Prior Learning Policy can be found here:

The form should be accompanied by an academic transcript and the specification for the programme completed at the current institution.

For further information please email: registry@rad.org.uk

Transferring to another institution from the Royal Academy of Dance

If a student decides that their current programme of study at the Royal Academy of Dance is not meeting their needs, they will be invited to discuss their options with their Programme Manager who will be able to offer practical advice and support.  Where a student decides to transfer to another institution, they should apply to the new institution in accordance with its admissions and credit transfer procedures and complete a Royal Academy of Dance withdrawal form.  Registry will be able to provide advice on financial implications and any supporting documents required for the transfer.

Students transferring from the Royal Academy of Dance to another provider will be given a transcript of achievement, if applicable, and they may request a reference from the Faculty of Education in accordance with its Principles and Guidelines for writing Student References (available to all registered students on the Virtual Learning Environment).

Application Checklist

Before sending your application, it is important that you check the following:

  • Have you completed every section of the application form fully and accurately?
  • Have you enclosed the Reference form(s) completed and signed by your chosen referee(s)?
  • Have you enclosed the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form?
  • Have you enclosed copies of your highest dance/dance teaching qualifications?
  • Have you enclosed copies of your university entrance examinations?
  • If English is your second language, have you completed the appropriate English language test and enclosed the test report with your application?
Additional Application Evidence