Fees & Funding

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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.


Course fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre

£9,250 + optional additional extra-curricular opportunities*

The fees for studying on this programme are £9,250 per year. This fee covers all of the education and support required to complete the Anglia Ruskin University degree programme.

*In addition, Urdang Academy offers a range of additional extra-curricular opportunities to provide greater exposure to professional musical performance and to enhance opportunities for your career. These are associated with an additional  £3,755 charge and it is not compulsory for any student to undertake these in order to complete their degree.

Diploma in Professional Dance or in Musical Theatre


Foundation in Dance and Musical Theatre


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

Summer Courses

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

Connect Summer School
Monday 30th July 2018 - Friday 3rd August 2018
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 10th August 2018

Connect UK Summer School
Monday 13th August 2018 - Friday 17th August 2018

Term Dates


Term starts: Monday 10th September 2018

Half term: week commencing Monday 22nd October 2018

End of Term: Wednesday 19th December 2018


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.

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