Admission Requirements

What are the requirements to become a student?

1. Pass an audition

Applicants for all programmes must pass an audition. 

Check out the audition page to see upcoming auditions and view the audition requirements for each programme.

2. English Language requirement

If English is not your first language, you will need to achieve the following IELTS scores, or equivalent. 

You can apply and audition before taking your English language test. You need to achieve your English Language qualification by 30th June

 If you have been educated in English or hold an alternative English language qualification, please contact us with details of your qualification so we can review if it meets out English Language requirements. We accept some High School qualifications. 


The academic entry requirement depends upon the programme you are applying for:


To have studied at least one year of the national university entry academic qualification or equivalent of your country.

BA (Hons)

UCAS entry tariff of 104 points or the equivalent in each country of origin or 24 points in the International Baccalaureate. 



A Bachelors degree at 2.2 or above (or equivalent academic award) or significant professional experience as a performer or other creative practitioner.

*The Foundation Dance programme is an approved academic entry qualification to BA (Hons) Dance and BA (Hons) Commercial Dance at the IAB.

*The Foundation Musical Theatre programme is an approved academic entry qualification to BA (Hons) Musical Theatre at the IAB.


Applications are open to anyone who will be at least 18 years old by 31 December of the year of enrolment.

5. Students Visa Requirement

For non-EU/EEA students

If you are not a resident of the EU or EEA, you will need to apply for a Spanish student visa. We can offer support with the process but it is your responsibility to apply for this visa.

It is very important that you start your visa application process early as it can take a long time. Consult the nearest Spanish embassy or consulate for more information.

Helpful links:

A guide to obtaining a Spanish student visa

The Spanish government student application process for UK students

FRequently asked questions

No, you don’t! If you pass the audition you would receive a conditional offer based upon you achieving the academic and English language requirements.

You will receive an unconditional offer if you already meet the academic and English language requirements. If you haven’t yet met the academic and/or English language requirements, you will receive a conditional offer.

Yes. Following Brexit, all UK students need to obtain a Spanish student visa.

No, you do not need to take an IELTS test.