We are pleased that you have chosen to put yourself forward as a potential candidate for our foundation programmes. This interview page applies to the following three courses :

  • BA (Hons) Dance: Urban Practice with Foundation year
  • BA (Hons) Drama Applied Theatre & Performance with Foundation year
  • BA (Hons) Performing Arts with Foundation Year

Can I request an alternative date?

There is always high demand for the limited number of places on our course.  Therefore, if you request an alternative date, unfortunately there is no guarantee that we will be able to offer you one, as the subsequent dates may already be fully booked.  We do understand that it is not always possible for applicants to attend, so we will do our best to accommodate you if you do need another date, but cannot guarantee that one will be available.  So to avoid disappointment, please do endeavour to attend the date that you have been offered.

You can request an alternative date through the Applicant Portal – Your login instructions have been sent to you separately.

What do I need to know to bring before I arrive?

Applicants need to come prepared to move in comfortable clothing and to participate in a practical workshop session. The workshop will be Physical Theatre based, incorporating elements of devising, creating and using text.  Please also bring a 200 word review of a recent dance / drama / performing arts performance that you have recently watched (printed or hand written copy).

Where will the audition take place?

Auditions will be held at our purpose built Performing Arts centre at University Square Stratford. Please report to the main reception desk


University of East London
University Square Stratford
1 Salway Road
London, E15 1NF
United Kingdom

Unfortunately there is no parking available on site.

You will need to arrive at the USS (University Stratford Square) building reception at 12:30pm for registration. The process is expected to finish at 4pm.

What should I expect on the day?

  • 12.30pm:  Arrival 
  • 1.00pm to 3:00pm: Introduction to course & practical taster session (Physical Theatre based)
  • 3:00pm to 3.30pm: Reflective Discussion task (in groups)
  • 3.30pm to 4:00pm: Q&A and Tour of the studio facilities.

We will be looking for:

  • Applicants who have an open mind and are curious to learn, study and explore all styles of creative arts (before specialising on the course, in the units which lend themselves to either Dance: Urban Practice, Drama Applied Theatre & Performance or Performing Arts.
  • Applicants who are able to follow instructions and respond to advice and feedback offered.
  • A professional approach.

Can I bring children?

You are welcome to bring children to the interview/test day but they must be accompanied by another adult. UEL staff cannot look after children while your interview/test is taking place and children must not be left unaccompanied anywhere on UEL premises. It is not appropriate for children to be in the interview with you as this would limit the ability for both you and the interviewer to hold an open conversation about future studies at UEL; similarly, children are not permitted in test/exam environments.

How will I be notified of the outcome?

We will notify you of the outcome of your interview through your UCAS Track or we will send you an email with our decision. If you receive a place at UEL you will be required to accept/decline your place as per UCAS deadlines/the deadline in your email.

Special access or requirements

As part of its commitment to inclusive practice, the University of East London has put a number of anticipatory and reasonable adjustments in place that are available to all students, including those with learning and physical disabilities.  If you require a reasonable adjustment as part of the audition/interview selection process, please contact Robert Nicholson (Senior Lecturer in Dance) – robert.nicholson@uel.ac.uk

We also have a dedicated disability support service for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties. You can contact them on 020 8223 4444.

We look forward to meeting you!