UCAS Application Guide

Completing your UCAS application is the first step in joining the ICTheatre movement

Applying after the UCAS January deadline

Don’t worry if you haven’t yet submitted your UCAS application, there’s still plenty of time to join us this year.

Every year many students choose to apply after the UCAS equal consideration deadline (this year’s deadline was Wednesday 26th January). In fact, anybody can apply after the UCAS deadline, including international students. Choosing to apply to higher education is a big decision and we understand that there are many more factors to consider this year.

On this page, you’ll find details about how the UCAS application process works, what to include in your application and what happens after you’ve applied.

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How does the UCAS application process work?

When you apply to UCAS, you’ll be asked to submit up to five options for the courses you’d like to study at the institutes you’d like to join. You’ll find all our courses listed on the UCAS website, along with our course and campus codes. To make an application through UCAS, you’ll need to go to www.ucas.com and register before you can submit any choices.

What to include in your UCAS application

Your UCAS application will need to include the following:

  • A list of all your academic achievements, including any pending qualifications
  • A Personal Statement (maximum 4,000 characters)
  • A reference from either a teacher, tutor or employer

For more information about UCAS submissions, download our handy application and personal statement guides.

UCAS Application Guide (PDF)

Personal Statement Guide (PDF)


What happens after I’ve applied?

When we receive your application, we will get in touch with you to see what pathway you are interested in applying for:

Contemporary Musical Theatre

Acting for the 21st Century

Hip Hop Artistry and Commercial Dance

We will then send you the relevant audition criteria. You will need to prepare and submit your audition. Following that we will invite you to a one2one Zoom with the College Principal, this is an informal interview where you will get to ask any questions you may have.

What happens next?

If your audition is successful, we’ll provide you with a ‘conditional offer’ (which means it’s pending until we receive your exam results and certificates) or an ‘unconditional offer’ (meaning you’ve met the entry criteria for the course and don’t need to give us any additional information).

Your offer will be announced via UCAS’s ‘Track’ facility.

UCAS Extra

How to use Extra

If you’ve used all five choices and are not holding any offers, you might be able to add another choice.

Extra is another chance for you to gain a place at university or college, between 25 February and 4 July. If you used all five of your choices on your original application and you’re not holding an offer, you’ll be able to add another choice using Extra.

Who can use Extra?

If you included five choices on your application, have received decisions from all five, and weren’t accepted, or if you declined the offers you received, you will be able to use Extra.

If you did not use all your choices in your initial application, you can just add another choice in Track, as long as it’s before 30 June, and you’ve not accepted or declined any offers. Remember, if you originally only applied to one choice and want to add more, you’ll be asked to pay the extra £6 application fee in Track.

If you don’t hold any offers after 5 July, you will be able to add an additional choice using Clearing.

Any questions?

If you require any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 603 333 or email admissions@ictheatre.ac.uk.


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