- Number of A levels required:
- Typical offer:
- Required subjects and grades:
- If taken, A level Drama and Theatre Arts grade B or above. Satisfactory performance at an audition or, if not resident in the UK, on a visual recording - see below for more details.
- General Studies:
- Not accepted.
6,6,5 to 6,5,5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall.
- BTEC Extended Diploma: DDD plus A at A-level.
- BTEC Diploma: DD, plus A at A-level.
- BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D, plus AB at A-level.
Please note: we will only accept BTEC qualifications in Performing Arts and Performing Arts (Acting), although we may consider qualifications in Performing Arts (Dance) and Performing Arts (Musical Theatre).
Other qualifications are considered - learn more about entry requirements.
Drama Admission Workshop: If you are successful in your application, you will be asked to attend a Drama Admission Workshop. These workshops take place on our Offer-holder Visit Days, when you will also be able to meet academic staff and students in the Department and familiarise yourself with our teaching and practice spaces. Please note that your offer will be conditional on your satisfactory participation in one of our Drama Admission Workshops, as well as achieving the grade requirements set out in your official offer confirmation. If you are domiciled outside of the UK, you will be required to demonstrate a satisfactory standard of practice and understanding of performance by providing a video recording of a monologue and short piece of writing. A choice of monologues and further details about the written piece will be provided to overseas applicants once your application has been received.
We welcome applications from international students and invite you to join our vibrant community of over 4500 international students who represent 150 different countries. We accept a range of qualifications, our country pages show you what qualifications we accept from your country.
Depending on your chosen course of study, you may also be interested in one of our foundation pathways, which offer specially structured programmes for international students whose qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to UK universities. Further details can be found on Birmingham International Academy web pages.