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Funding & Awards

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In order to support the Academy’s ethos in embracing diversity and raw talent, there are vital funding options available to selected students who may require additional financial assistance.

Funding awards are allocated to eligible students following successful auditions.

Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) for the Diploma

Urdang Academy is one of the leading performing arts training providers in the UK and is subsequently part of the Government’s DaDA scheme, administered by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency ). Urdang is allocated award funding for students each year.

  • Means-tested DaDAs are awarded to students who can demonstrate potential employability at the funding audition. Please see how to apply for more information.
  • New students who are offered awards will be funded to the end of their course.
  • Income assessment of the awards means that support for students from low-income households will be increased.

For example, a student who is offered an award based upon their funding audition and whose annual household income is under £30,000 will pay no fees for their course. If their household income is under £21,000 they will also receive up to a maximum of £5,185 per annum in a grant to help with living costs. Details of the levels of support are available here.

This information is correct at the time of publishing. Students will be notified of any changes to this information and the website updated accordingly.

Urdang Fee Reduction Awards

Through multiple fundraising activities Urdang operates an internal fee reduction scheme. This takes into account both employability potential and financial circumstance. The bursaries are awarded to selected Diploma and Degree students who demonstrate their potential at the audition.

Pullman Scholarship

We have an exciting partnership with Pullman London St Pancras – The Shaw Theatre. This relationship has established the Pullman Scholarship, which sponsors a student who demonstrates exemplary potential, with preference given to a student living in the London Borough of Camden.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Performing Arts Scholarship

The Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation fund 10 new Musical Theatre course scholarships each year at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK.

These scholarships are known as ‘The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarships’ and are awarded by the schools as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Please note students will be means-tested for scholarship eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded for course fees only and no maintenance grants will be given.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is advised by David Grindrod in the selection of scholarship courses and students.

Please note that applications for the scholarship made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund

The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund was established in memory of Aaron Morgan. Aaron studied at Urdang before starring in the West End production of the Lion King but sadly passed at the age of 27. The bursary is designed for current students in need of further financial assistance during their study at Urdang. Urdang have given one full scholarship and further funds have been raised in collaboration with the casting team at the Lyceum Theatre to go towards student maintenance.

Applications for this course should be made directly to Urdang for the attention of Miss Pope, College Principal. Application forms can be collected from the main office.

Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) for the Diploma

Urdang Academy is one of the leading performing arts training providers in the UK and is subsequently part of the Government’s DaDA scheme, administered by the EFA (Education Funding Agency). Urdang is allocated award funding for students each year.

  • Means-tested DaDAs are awarded to students who can demonstrate potential employability at the funding audition. Please see how to apply for more information.
  • New students who are offered awards will be funded to the end of their course.
  • Income assessment of the awards means that support for students from low-income households will be increased.

For example, a student who is offered an award based upon their funding audition and whose annual household income is under £30,000 will pay no fees for their course. If their household income is under £21,000 they will also receive up to a maximum of £5,185 per annum in a grant to help with living costs. Details of the levels of support are available here.

This information is correct at the time of publishing. Students will be notified of any changes to this information and the website updated accordingly.

Urdang Fee Reduction Awards

Through multiple fundraising activities Urdang operates an internal fee reduction scheme. This takes into account both employability potential and financial circumstance. The bursaries are awarded to selected Diploma and Degree students who demonstrate their potential at the audition.

Pullman Scholarship

We have an exciting partnership with Pullman London St Pancras – The Shaw Theatre. This relationship has established the Pullman Scholarship, which sponsors a student who demonstrates exemplary potential, with preference given to a student living in the London Borough of Camden.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Performing Arts Scholarship

The Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation fund 10 new Musical Theatre course scholarships each year at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK.

These scholarships are known as ‘The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarships’ and are awarded by the schools as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Please note students will be means-tested for scholarship eligibility.

Scholarships are awarded for course fees only and no maintenance grants will be given.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is advised by David Grindrod in the selection of scholarship courses and students.

Please note that applications for the scholarship made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund

The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund was established in memory of Aaron Morgan. Aaron studied at Urdang before starring in the West End production of the Lion King but sadly passed at the age of 27. The bursary is designed for current students in need of further financial assistance during their study at Urdang. Urdang have given one full scholarship and further funds have been raised in collaboration with the casting team at the Lyceum Theatre to go towards student maintenance.

Applications for this course should be made directly to Urdang for the attention of Miss Pope, College Principal. Application forms can be collected from the main office.

Key Dates

Open days


Monday 16th October 2017 (fully booked)
please contact us on admissions@theurdang.london to be added to our waiting list


Monday 6th November 2017 (fully booked)
please contact us on admissions@theurdang.london to be added to our waiting list


Friday 17th November 2017 (fully booked)
please contact us on admissions@theurdang.london to be added to our waiting list


Friday 24th November 2017 (fully booked)
please contact us on admissions@theurdang.london to be added to our waiting list


Friday 19th January 2018 (fully booked)
please contact us on admissions@theurdang.london to be added to our waiting list

Auditions


Sunday 5th November 2017


Sunday 26th November 2017


Sunday 10th December 2017


Sunday 14th January 2018


Sunday 21st January 2018

Further dates to be announced
Recall auditions will be held between March and May 2018

Foundation Course Term Dates 2017/2018

Foundation

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Wednesday 6th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Term One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Term Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Wednesday 25th April 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 16th February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Diploma Course Term Dates 2017/2018

Diploma First Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Monday 4th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Semester Three
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Diploma Second Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Semester Three
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Diploma Third Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Monday 8th January 2018 to Saturday 21st April 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Performance Term
Tuesday 8th May 2018 to Friday 22nd June 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Degree Course Term dates 2017/2018

Degree First Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Monday 4th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Thursday 11th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Performance Term
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Degree Second Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Tuesday 9th January 2018 to Friday 11th May 2018

Half Term
Monday 12th February 2018 to Friday 23rd February 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018
Performance Term
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Degree Third Year

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Spring 2018
Semester Two
Monday 8th January 2018 to Saturday 21st April 2018

Easter Break
Friday 30th March 2018 to Monday 2nd April 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 7th May 2018

Summer 2018 (Optional)
Performance Term
Tuesday 8th May 2018 to Friday 22nd June 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

AVT Course Term Dates 2017/208

AVT Term Dates

Autumn 2017
Induction Week
Thursday 7th September 2017 to Friday 8th September 2017

Semester One
Monday 11th September 2017 to Wednesday 20th December 2017

Half Term
Monday 23rd October 2017 to Friday 27th October 2017

Applications

Welcome to Urdang Academys online application system. Here you can apply and manage your:

  • Open day
  • Application for full-time course and
  • Auditions

At each stage we will e-mail you to notify you where you are in the application process and what steps you need to take next.

Confused about the application process?…

Find out how it works