Guildhall School of Music and Drama Halls of Residence

By | 9th June 2017

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Guildhall School of Music and Drama Halls of Residence

Guildhall School of Music and Drama Halls of Residence

 

Students walking into Sundial Court

Accommodation

London and the Guildhall School

The Guildhall School enjoys a location in the very heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Next door to the Silk Street building is the Barbican Arts Centre with its theatres, cinemas, concert hall, library and art gallery, home to such institutions as the London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The Guildhall School is also within easy distance of the West End theatres, the Royal Festival Hall, National Theatre on the South Bank, the Globe Theatre, Tate Modern and all the major galleries.

There is an abundance of free entertainment on offer in London, and as a student, you are entitled to concessions on virtually all entertainment tickets, plus discounts in many shops and restaurants as well as major exclusive discounts on important items such as Tube and bus travel.

Accommodation

Contact us: accommodation@gsmd.ac.uk

Sundial Court, the School’s hall of residence, is located in Chiswell Street, just around the corner from the Silk Street building. Sundial Court has 176 bedrooms in thirty-nine flats, each with either three, four, five or six bedrooms.

Each flat has a communal kitchen with dining area, shower room and separate toilet. Most bedrooms are large enough to accommodate an upright piano and are furnished to a high standard. All rooms are equipped with internet access. There is also a wheelchair accessible flat with a specially adapted kitchen and bathroom. There is also a Deaf Alerter system for the hard of hearing.

Music students may practise in their bedrooms during permitted hours. Local amenities, including supermarkets, bars, restaurants and sports facilities are all within easy walking distance. Two underground stations are within minutes of the residence. Underneath the accommodation is the Basement, which houses the School Bar, a self-serve laundry, practice rooms and a communal television room.

360° tour

Have a walk through two of our student flats (H1 and H2 in the key) in our 360° tour below.

Security & Support

Security is provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. In addition, a team of Residential Wardens, comprising five current students, lives in the building to provide pastoral support and to respond to any emergency situations or complaints outside of office hours. A key part of their role is to encourage a sense of community amongst residents and throughout the year they organise a range of social activities, from market trips to museum visits, film nights to exercise clubs.

With a total of 176 rooms, it is not possible to offer a place at Sundial Court to every student. However, every attempt is made to provide accommodation for first year undergraduate students. All those offered a place on a full-time course of study at the Guildhall School are welcome to apply. (Part-time students with medical or disability needs are also eligible).

Cost

Weekly cost of accommodation at Sundial Court in 2015-16 is £154.00 per week.

Sundial Court is also available for hire during vacations.

Accommodation for students with disabilities and/or medical conditions

When allocating rooms at Sundial Court, priority is given to students with disabilities and/or medical conditions, that have a substantial and long term effect on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities.

Part-time students with medical and/or disability needs may be eligible for Sundial Court under specific conditions, and are advised to contact the Health & Welfare Manager for further information. Find out more about disability support at the Guildhall School.

Please note: Students who wish to apply on medical and/or disability grounds will need to complete an assessment form and provide confirmation of diagnosis from either a practitioner recognised by the GMC, NMC, HCPC, or a nurse practitioner.

Students will need to re-apply each year and provide up-to-date supporting documents if they wish to continue to live in Sundial Court after their first year.

Applications on medical and disability grounds are reviewed by a Student Affairs panel that meets twice a year, in March and in July. Information provided in applications is treated in strictest confidence and not disclosed to other departments.

External accommodation

Further information on external halls of residence, hostels, private lodgings and rooms to rent in shared houses may be obtained from the Student Life Officer. Students may also add their name to a list of Guildhall students who wish to share accommodation with other students.

Full details about Sundial Court and external accommodation options will be sent out to students once they have been offered a place at the Guildhall School.

How to apply

Application Information

The Guildhall School values its diversity of cultures and welcomes applications from all over the world. Applications and any enquiries about attending the Guildhall School are made directly to the School and not via any outside intermediary or agency.

Applications are now closed for entry 2017.

FAQ: Why can’t I apply via UCAS?

FAQ:I’m an EU student – can I still come to Guildhall now that the UK has voted to leave the EU?

Please use the button above to make your application.

Music

Some Music programmes are occasionally able to consider applications submitted after the deadline. If the deadline has passed for the programme you are interested in, please contact Music Applications to see if there are audition/interview places still available.

If you wish to audition in Tokyo, Seoul or Shanghai, please contact Music Applications as soon as possible.

Applicants interested in the Opera pathway of the Guildhall Artist Masters in Performance and the Artist Diploma should note that Opera auditions take place in London only.

ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Bachelor of Music (BMus)  
To audition in London, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo or Hong Kong, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Guildhall Artist Masters in Performance
To audition in London, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo or Hong Kong, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Guildhall Artist Masters in Composition 
To audition in London, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Guildhall Artist Masters in Leadership
To audition in London, apply by28 Mar 2017£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MA Music Therapy
To audition in London, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MA Opera-Making & Writing
To audition in London, apply by28 Mar 2017£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Artist Diploma  (all pathways except Opera)
To audition in London, apply by7 Mar 2017£104 GBP
To audition in Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo or Hong Kong, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£104 GBP
Artist Diploma (Opera)
To audition in London, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
Advanced Certificate  (all pathways except Opera)
To apply for this programme, please contact Antoine Kaiserman
To audition in London, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo or Hong Kong, apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£104 GBP
Advanced Certificate  (Opera)
To apply for this programme, please contact Antoine Kaiserman
To audition in London apply by11 Oct 2016£104 GBP

Acting

ProgrammeDeadlineFee
BA Acting
To audition in London, apply by24 Jan 2017£63 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MA Acting
To audition in London, apply by24 Jan 2017£63 GBP
To audition in New York, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MA Training Actors
To audition in London, apply by28 Mar 2017£63 GBP

Regrettably, we do not accept late applications for the Acting programmes.

Technical Theatre

ProgrammeDeadlineFee
BA Technical Theatre Arts
Stage Management Pathway
To interview in London, apply by24 Jan 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or St Louis, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
Theatre Technology Pathway
To interview in London, apply by24 Jan 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or St Louis, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
Costume Supervision Pathway
To interview in London, apply by7 Mar 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or St Louis, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
Design Realisation Pathway
To interview in London, apply by7 Mar 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or St Louis, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
BA Video Design for Live Performance
To audition in London, apply by7 Mar 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or St Louis, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP
ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MA Collaborative Theatre Production & Design 
To audition in London, apply by7 Mar 2017£33 GBP
To interview in New York or Salt Lake City, apply by13 Dec 2016£83 GBP

Research & Teaching

ProgrammeDeadlineFee
MPhil/DMus or MPhil/PhD
To audition/interview in London, apply by28 Mar 2017£33 GBP
PG Cert Performance Teaching
Apply by28 Mar 2017£33 GBP

Creative Learning

ProgrammeDeadlineFee
BA in Performance and Creative Enterprise
To audition/interview in London, apply by7 March 2017£63 GBP

Application Fee Payment

The application and its fee must both be received by the application deadline in order to be processed. Payment of application fees should be made at the time of application. Please note that application fees are non-refundable. When the online application is submitted, applicants will be sent a unique link to pay.

When the application is ready to be submitted, applicants will be able to pay online using a credit or debit card. If you experience any problems when trying to make a payment, please contact the Finance Office on +44 (0) 207 382 7208, (open Mon- Fri, 9.30am – 4.30pm).

FAQ: Why do I have to pay an application fee?

Application Fee Waivers

Following a successful pilot scheme last year, the Guildhall School is pleased to offer 170 application fee waivers for undergraduate programmes (2017/18 entry). If you would like more information on application fee waivers or you have questions about eligibility, please contact our Widening Participation Officer Hazel Robertson.

Application fee waiver referrals are subject to eligibility requirements, and we regret that we cannot offer the scheme to applicants who do not meet them. Here are a few suggestions to help you raise funding to cover the cost of making an application:

  • Your school (including individual departments) may have some funding
  • You may be able to find sponsorship. Try your local newspaper, school alumni, key music/drama/theatre people within your area
  • Organise a ‘benefit’ concert or performance with friends or a local group