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Urdang Academy

In fulfilling the Academy’s ethos in embracing diversity and raw talent, and ensuring that every student has the opportunity to access training, Urdang has a number of funding options available to support those students who may require additional financial assistance. Funding awards are allocated to eligible students following successful auditions.

Fees

Course fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre
£9250 + £3755 for extra curricular training and enhancement

Diploma in Professional Dance or in Musical Theatre
£13,005

Foundation in Dance and Musical Theatre
£8,000

Funding & Awards

Urdang Fee Reduction Awards

We are committed to training talented students regardless of background and personal circumstances.  In the last academic year, Urdang provided over £1 million of its own funds to students to allow their talents to be developed.  This funding is available on a case-by-case basis for students on Foundation, Diploma and Degree courses.

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 the most talented students who have demonstrated 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.

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

The 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 for the Diploma

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.

The Golden Kite Bursary Fund

The Golden Kite 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 (travel and living costs) during their study at Urdang.

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

Advance Learner Loan

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a Diploma course at Urdang.  Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks.  You must be aged 19 or over before the course commences.  To check if you are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan please visit the GOV.UK website.

You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, for example childcare, travel or trips related to your course.

Professional and Career Development Loans

Professional and Career Development Loans are bank loans to pay for courses and training that help with your career or help get you into work. You may be able to borrow between up to £10,000. Loans are usually offered at a reduced interest rate and the government pays interest while you are studying.

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website.

Key Dates

Open Days

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

Auditions

Sunday 21st January 2018

Sunday 28th January 2018

Monday 12th February 2018

Tuesday 13th February 2018

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Thursday 15th February 2018

Monday 19th February 2018

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Sunday 22nd April 2018

Sunday 20th May

Recall auditions will be held between March and May 2018

Summer Courses

Summer School with English as a second language
Monday 16th July - Friday 20th Jully 2018

Pre Audition Course
Monday 23rd July - Friday 27th July 2018

Summer School
Monday 30th July - Friday 3rd August 2018

Performances

Third Year Musicals
Friday 9th February - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Move It
Friday 16th March - Sunday 18th March 2018

Link Graduate Showcase
Friday 20th April 2018 (closed agents show)

Graduate Revue
Thursday 21st June & Friday 22nd June 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 (Optional)
Performance Term
Monday 14th May 2018 to Sunday 1st July 2018

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 2018

Summer Show Rehearsals | Tech/Dress
Monday 14th May 2018 to Thursday 28th June 2018

Performance Term
Friday 29th June 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 (Optional)
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

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

Bank Holiday
Monday 28th May 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

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 Monday 23rd April 2018

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

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

AVT Course Term Dates 2017/2018

AVT

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 Monday 23rd April 2018

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

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

Summer 2018
Term Three
Tuesday 14th May 2018 to Thursday 14th June 2018

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE OCR EXAMINATION WINDOW LASTS UNTIL THE END OF JUNE. ALL AVT STUDENTS MUST BE AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF JUNE)

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