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Applying to both Universities and Conservatoires


If my daughter applies for Music courses through UCAS, and Drama Courses through UCAS Conservatoire, will the universities be aware that she has also applied for drama school? She is currently in year 12 and has projected 4 A grades. I'm worried that universities may not take her seriously if they know about her drama school applications, where she is also far less certain of being offered a place.

Answered by Alison Patterson
Hi Nicola,

There should be no conflict of interest entailed in applying to UCAS Undergraduate and UCAS Conservatoire; the applications are entirely separate.

It does, of course, involve more preparation for your daughter, but in giving herself more options, the general message is that it is a positive strategy.

Overall, applying to both should give her more choices and allow her to decide which route she really wants to go down after school.

Good luck to your daughter, and fingers crossed she gets the 4 A grades!


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