UCAS Application Guide

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

Deadline for applications

If you are looking to apply this year you should submit your application by 18:00 (UK time) on Wednesday 26 January 2022. This is the equal consideration deadline set by UCAS, and we guarantee everyone who applies by this deadline will be considered on a fair and equal basis.

Applications that are submitted after this date are considered after all the January equal consideration deadline applications have been processed.

What are the benefits of applying by the equal consideration deadline?

  1. Guaranteed consideration for your chosen course.*
  2. More availability when booking your audition slot.
  3. Receive an offer sooner – the earlier you apply the faster we can process your application.
  4. Be one of the first to confirm your place for September 2022.
  5. More time to organise your finances and accommodation.

As an offer holder, you will also gain access to exclusive content, webinars and events.

So what are you waiting for? Get your application in before 6pm on 26th January to be part of the ICTheatre movement.

*subject to entry criteria being met.

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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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