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Our UWTSD Cardiff learning centres offer students specialist performing arts education in Wales’ vibrant capital city.

Calling All Creatives

Ready to take centre stage? There's no better setting for you to choose your story than UWTSD Cardiff – a conservatoire-style campus for the dancers, singers, directors and performers of the future. Based at Haywood House, our degrees in Vocal Performance to Musical Theatre will set you up for a career in the spotlight. You'll develop a broad understanding of the creative industries from Wales to the World, with strong links to leading companies in the capital and beyond.

Discover Your Tribe

If you're a performer, or love the arts, you'll find your fit in Cardiff. It's a bustling hub of theatre types – overflowing with creativity and an enduring pre-show buzz. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved with projects, try out something new and meet people with similar interests to you. Because here's where you'll find fellow creative spirits who'll become your best friends for life.

What You'll Study

Choose your story on the stage or in the wings. With degrees in Vocal Performance, Perfformio and Musical Theatre, you'll learn from renowned industry experts who'll refine your talent and get you ready for life after uni. Cardiff is all about respect and collaboration – our students work together to create magic. And with links to Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, S4C, National Dance Company Wales, BBC Cymru, Mid Wales Opera and more, you know you'll be received with a standing ovation when you graduate.

Immerse yourself in the buzz and energy of Wales' capital.

Stroll along the newly regenerated waterfront, go clubbing in Cardiff's ex-industrial warehouses, and soak up the culture in internationally-renowned museums, galleries and theatres.

Plus, there's a medieval castle, 76 000-seat international stadium, and all the shops, restaurants and cafés you could want in a city.

And if you fancy exploring other urban hubs, you're less than an hour away from Swansea and Bristol, and less than two hours from London and Birmingham.

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Wales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts (WAVDA)

A unique environment offering specialised industry-focused programmes developing secure technique along with a broad understanding of the creative industries in Wales and beyond.

Building on the success of both the Wales International Academy of Voice and Canolfan Berfformio Cymru, WAVDA is a hub of creativity, developing the actors, singers and directors of the future. The work ethic of the Academy is based on respect and collaboration, our students work with renowned industry experts refining their art in readiness for their careers.

Visit ourWales Academy of Voice & Dramatic Arts (WAVDA)section to find out more.