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Applications and Auditions

A path to world-class training at Urdang

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Urdang Academy

For all of its courses, Urdang looks for candidates with talent, ambition and personality who are committed, disciplined and hardworking.

Potential and personality are as equally valued as previous experience and attainment. We are looking for raw talent that shines, as well as talented students with previous training.  We know that applications and auditions can be stressful, so we have set our process below.

Everyone who submits an application will be invited to audition.

Applications for 2021 Entry

Degree applicants only: The Urdang Academy and University of Birmingham collaborative BA Professional Dance and Musical Theatre programme is now live on UCAS and open for applications for 2021.

The UCAS codes you will require are as follows:
Course Code: W4UA
Institution Code: B32
Campus Name: URDANG ACADEMY
Campus Code: U

The Process

Online applications and registrations for Open Days usually go live each September. All guidance and procedures listed are subject to change in accordance with health and safety advice from HM Government.

1. From September 2020 – Register your email address and choose a password here to start an online application. You will then receive an activation email to confirm your details. Do check your junk/spam folders for this. We will confirm if Open Days will be allowed to take place later in the year.

2. Complete the online full-time courses application form with your personal details and upload the requested photographs. You should select your First Choice course, but you will be considered for others according to your age and qualifications.

3. Make a payment of £45 for the first-round college audition. This fee is non-refundable.

4. You will receive confirmation of registration and receipt of audition payment via e-mail.

5. You will be allocated a first-round audition date and be told what to wear and prepare for the audition day via e-mail (a record of all communications can be found under ‘Messages’ when you log into your account). You will be asked to take part in a ballet class, a jazz class and to prepare two contrasting songs from musicals (bring along piano sheet music for both) and an acting monologue of your choice. There is no need to prepare a dance solo in advance.

6. Log back in to confirm your audition date. (We cannot process your application without this, but you can select an alternative date).

7. Attend your audition on the confirmed date. The day usually lasts from 8:30am to around 6.00pm. Parents/guardians will be given a brief talk and tour of the building first thing and then asked to return at the end of the day.

8. Urdang will confirm by e-mail whether your audition was successful or unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback.

9. If your audition is successful, you will either be offered a place on a course (see point 12) OR be invited back to a Recall audition. There is no guarantee of a place at this audition, but you will be re-considered for courses and funding according to your age and qualifications.

10. Login and confirm your Recall Audition date.

11. Attend your Recall Audition on the confirmed date.

12. Urdang will confirm the outcome of your audition via e-mail. If you are successful, you will be offered one of the following:

• A confirmed place on the 16-18 AVT Level 3 Diploma Programme – conditional on academic qualifications

• A confirmed place on the Foundation Programme

• A confirmed place on the Diploma Programme

• A confirmed place on the Degree Programme – conditional on academic qualifications

• A recall audition for any of the above programmes.

13. You must then log in confirm or reject your place within 14 days. This is in order for us to manage the limited spaces we have on each course. If you accept you must agree to the Terms and Conditions of study and pay a deposit (where applicable). You will also be asked to complete a short Medical Questionnaire. If you do not accept by the deadline you will be placed on a waiting list for a place. We will be in touch later in the year should a suitable place become available.

14. If you are unable to make an audition in person, please contact us and we can provide details of how to prepare a video audition.

You can also view our Admissions and Auditions Policy here.

"The warm and friendly staff and family atmosphere along with training that is tailored to me as an individual make urdang a fantastic place to study"

Ethan-James Luke

Graduate 2017, Diploma Track C

Key Dates

Open Days & Auditions 2020/2021

Open days

Open days
Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 situation we cannot guarantee we will be able to host any Open Days for 2021 entry at Urdang. We are planning on some exciting alternative arrangements to allow you to experience our facilities.

Please keep an eye on the website and social media for updates.

If you have any further enquiries please email admissions@theurdang.london

Auditions

Auditions
Urdang online applications for 2021 entry for all our full-time courses will go live in September.

Details of our audition process will be available on our website soon.

Please email the College Administrator, Will Bird, on will@theurdang.london if you have any further queries.

Term Dates 2020/2021

Degree First year

Autumn 2020
Registration
Tuesday 1 September 2020

Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Semester One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Reading Week
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Semester Two
Friday 8 January 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021

Reading Week
Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

After Assessment Break
Monday 17 May 2021 – Friday 21 may 2021

Summer Show (optional)
Rehearsals Start
Monday 24 May 2021

Show
Saturday 10 July 2021 & Sunday 11 July 2021

Degree Second year

Autumn 2020
Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Semester One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020

Reading Week
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Semester Two
Friday 8 January 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021

Reading Week
Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

After Assessment Break
Monday 17 May 2021 – Friday 21 may 2021

Summer Show (optional)
Rehearsals Start
Monday 24 May 2021

Show
Saturday 10 July 2021 & Sunday 11 July 2021

Degree Third year

Autumn 2020
Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Semester One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Reading Week
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Semester Two
Thursday 7 January 2021 – Saturday 27 March 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

Graduate Showcase Rehearsals
Monday 29 March 2021 – Tuesday 11 May 2021

Graduation Showcase
Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Saturday 22 May 2021

Third Year Classes
Tuesday 2 June 2021 – Friday 18 June 2021

Graduation Ceremony
Sunday 20 June 2021

Diploma First year

Autumn 2020
Registration
Tuesday 1 September 2020

Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Term One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Half Term
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Term Two
Friday 8 January 2021 – Friday 2 May 2020

Half Term
Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

After Assessment Break
Monday 17 May 2021 – Friday 21 may 2021

Summer Show (Optional)
Rehearsals Start
Monday 24 May 2021

Show
Saturday 10 July 2021 & Sunday 11 July 2021

Diploma Second year

Autumn 2020
Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Term One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Half Term
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Term Two
Friday 8 January 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021

Half Term
Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

After Assessment Break
Monday 17 May 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021

Summer Show
Rehearsals Start
Monday 24 May 2021

Summer Show
Saturday 10 July 2021 & Sunday 11 July 2021

Diploma Third year

Autumn 2020
Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 - Friday 4 September 2020

Term One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Half Term
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Term Two
Thursday 7 January 2021 – Saturday 27 March 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

Summer 2021
Term Three
Monday 29 March 2021 – Tuesday 11 May 2021

Graduation Showcase
Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Saturday 22 May 2021

Graduation Ceremony
Sunday 20 June 2021

AVT/Foundation

Autumn 2020
Registration
Wednesday 2 September 2020

Induction Week
Tuesday 1 September 2020 – Friday 4 September 2020

Semester One
Monday 7 September 2020 – Friday 18 December 2020

Half Term
Monday 26 October 2020 – Friday 30 October 2020

Spring 2021
Semester Two
Friday 8 January 2021 – Friday 21 May 2021

Half Term
Monday 15 February 2021 – Friday 19 February 2021

Easter Break
Friday 2 April 2021 – Friday 9 April 2021

Performances 2021

Graduate Showcase

Wednesday 19 May 2021 – Saturday 22 May 2021
Agents Day
Tuesday 1 June 2021

Graduation Ceremony
Sunday 20 June 2021

First and Second Year Summer show

Saturday 10 July 2021 & Sunday 11 July 2021

Urdang Live! Summer 2020

Virtual Taster Day

Friday 17 July 2020

Online Pre-Audition Intensive

Monday 27 July - Friday 31 July 2020

Online Summer School - Musical Theatre

Monday 03 August - Friday 07 August 2020

Online Summer School - Commercial/Street Dance

Monday 10 August - Friday 14 August 2020

Applications

Urdang Academy is currently closed due to COVID-19 and aims to reopen in September, in accordance with government guidance.

Log-in here if you have already made an application and need to respond to an offer. 

Applications for 2020 Entry

Unfortunately, Urdang will no longer be accepting applications and video submissions for our full-time courses for 2020 entry.

If you have already paid for an audition, but have not been able to film a video in time, please email us to request a refund of your audition fee with the name of the person who paid for it.

Applications for 2021 Entry

UCAS is now open for applications for our BA (Hons) Degree in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre for 2021 entry. You will need to use the following codes:

Course Code: W4UA
Institution Code: B32 (UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM)
Campus Name: URDANG ACADEMY
Campus Code: U

Urdang online applications for 2021 for all our full-time courses will go live in September. Details of our audition process and news on open days will be available later in the year.

If you require further information please email admissions@theurdang.london.

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