Virtual Open days

Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate open days allow you to discover what it’s like to be a student at the Royal Academy of Dance, while our Faculty of Education (FoE) events will support students and graduates as they progress in their studies and careers.

Join us to learn all about the undergraduate, postgraduate or RAD Award programmes that you are interested in, all from the comfort of your own home and wherever you are in the world. At our Virtual Open Days we will be hosting live Information Sessions with our academic staff who will give an overview of our programmes, you will have the chance to chat to our admissions staff about the application process, and our current students will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about life on one of our programmes. You will also be able to take a look at our students in practice in the studio.

Next Virtual Open Day – Friday 19 February 2021

Please note that the Virtual Open Days will start at 12pm UK time. You will be sent a confirmation email and further details after you register.
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UCAS exhibitions/careers fairs 2020/21

Throughout 2020/21, the FoE will be present at a number of UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs where we will be promoting our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of study to prospective students. If you can’t come and visit us at one of our open days, then do come and see us at one of the exhibitions so you can speak to staff members about the RAD and the programmes that we offer.

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all onsite UCAS exhibitions and careers fairs have been cancelled for the rest of 2020. UCAS hope to run some exhibitions from May 2021.

Visit the UCAS website for further information.

Auditions 2020/21

In light of the current situation regarding COVID-19, all on-site auditions for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education and Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) programmes will be delivered via skype interviews, video/photo submissions and written tasks until February 2021 when this will be reviewed.

The Registry team will be in contact with all applicants that have been invited to audition, to inform you of what you will be required to submit for the amended audition process.

If you have any questions or concerns about how the auditions will be conducted, then please email faculty@rad.org.uk.

Audition dates for 2021/22 have been arranged for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching (with QTS) and the BA (Hons) Ballet Education but could be subject to change due to applicant numbers and COVID-19. You will be advised which dates are available on successful initial application.

PGCE: Dance Teaching (with Qualified Teacher Status) Audition Dates 2020/21
30 November 2020 - Via online Skype Interviews
8 January 2021 - Via online Skype Interviews
22 January 2021 - Via online Skype Interviews
12 February 2021
22 February 2021
15 March 2021
29 March 2021
30 April 2021

BA (Hons) Ballet Education Audition Dates 2020/21
27 November 2020 - Via online Skype Interviews
18 January 2021 - Via online Skype Interviews
5 February 2021
15 February 2021
1 March 2021
8 March 2021
22 March 2021
26 April 2021

Insight into auditions

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to audition for one of our programmes and what you need to do to prepare for an audition? Some of our programmes require applicants to attend an audition, or to take part in a telephone interview.
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Want to find out more about the Faculty of Education?

If you have any further questions regarding our open days or audition dates, email us or give us a call.
Admissions Officer
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If you have any further questions regarding our Postgraduate programmes, Train to Teach and NQT events, email us or give us a call.
Postgraduate Programmes Officer
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