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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’ve set our process below.

Online applications and regstrations for Open Days go live each September.

Everyone who submits an application will be invited to audition.

Applications for 2020 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.

All classes will continue to be held at the Urdang Academy in London, but graduates will receive a University of Birmingham BA Degree from July 2023 onwards.

The UCAS codes you will require are as follows:

COURSE CODE: W4UA
INSTITUTION CODE: B32
CAMPUS NAME: URDANG ACADEMY
CAMPUS CODE: U

If you have already submitted a UCAS application with fewer than 5 choices you can log back in and add these codes to your form until 31st March 2020. Please ignore the 15th January deadline stated on the UCAS pages.

If you have already submitted a UCAS application with all 5 choices filled in then you do not need to do anything until you receive an offer. If you do and wish to accept, you can contact UCAS and sign up with UCAS EXTRA. This service allows you to add a 6th choice, but only by declining any other offers.

If you have not yet submitted a UCAS application you can do so now until 31st March 2020 using these codes.

The Process

1.  Register your email address and choose a password page 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 regret that all our Open Days are now fully booked.

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
All our Open Days are now fully booked.

We now recommend making an online application. We audition everyone who applies. Click on APPLY NOW for more details.

On the audition day candidates will spend all day at the Urdang and get the chance to speak to staff and current students. Parents/guardians will also be given an introductory talk by staff at the beginning of the day.

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

Auditions

Auditions
Urdang Academy is currently closed for the time being due to COVID-19.

While we await official government advice on the timescale for our continued closure, Urdang is now advising that all students who have applied for a place for 2020 entry, but have yet to be auditioned, make a video audition.

If you have applied for an audition in March. April or May you will receive an email from us in due course with details of what to prepare on video.

We understand this is not an ideal solution, but at least it gives us a chance to assess you sooner, rather than later in case we are unable to host you for your audition. You will not be assessed on the quality of the video production, but on your potential as a performer.

If you are unable to make a video then do let us know. We may be able to make alternative arrangements later in the year or we can offer you a free audition for 2021 entry. Online applications will go live in September.

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

Term Dates 2019/2020

Degree First year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Semester One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Reading Week
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Semester Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 15th May 2020

Reading Week
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Summer Show (optional)
Rehearsals Start
Monday 18th May 2020

Show Ends
Sunday 12th July 2020

Assessment Retake Period
Monday 13th July 2020 to Wednesday 15th July 2020

Degree Second year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Semester One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019

Reading Week
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Semester Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 15th May 2020

Reading Week
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Summer Show (optional)
Rehearsals Start
Monday 18th May 2020

Show Ends
Sunday 12th July 2020

Assessment Retake Period
Monday 13th July 2020 to Wednesday 15th July 2020

Degree Third year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Semester One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Reading Week
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Semester Two
Thursday 2nd January 2020 to Saturday 16th May 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Diploma First year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Term Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 15th May 2020

Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Summer 2020
Term Three (incl. Summer Show)
Monday 18th May 2020 to Sunday 12th July 2020

Assessment Retake Period
Monday 13th July 2020 to Wednesday 15th July 2020

Diploma Second year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Term Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 15th May 2020

Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Summer 2020
Term Three (incl. Summer Show)
Monday 18th May 2020 to Sunday 12th July 2020

Assessment Retake Period
Monday 13th July 2020 to Wednesday 15th July 2020

Diploma Third year

Autumn 2018
Induction Week
Monday 2nd September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2019
Term Two
Thursday 2nd January 2020 to Saturday 16th May 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Monday 13th April 2020

Summer 2019
Term Three
Monday 18th May 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

Foundation

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Wednesday 4th September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Term Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 22nd May 2020

Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Tuesday 14th April 2020

AVT First year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Wednesday 4th September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Term Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Tuesday 14th April 2020

AVT Second year

Autumn 2019
Induction Week
Wednesday 4th September 2019

Term One
Monday 9th September 2019 to Wednesday 11th December 2019

Half Term
Monday 21st October 2019 to Friday 25th October 2019

Spring 2020
Term Two
Monday 6th January 2020 to Friday 12th June 2020

Half Term
Monday 17th February 2020 to Friday 21st February 2020

Easter Break
Monday 6th April 2020 to Tuesday 14th April 2020

Performances 2020

Third Year Musicals

Ghost
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th February 2020

The Addams Family
Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020

In The Heights
Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd February 2020

Our House
Friday 28th and Saturday 29th February 2020

Pippin
Friday 6th & Saturday 7th March 2020

Graduate Showcase

Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th May 2020
*Closed agents shows on Thursday 14th May 2020

First and Second Year Summer show

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2020

Part-Time Courses 2020

Pre Audition

Pre-Audition 2020
Monday 27th July 2020 - Friday 31st July 2020

Summer School

Summer School 2020 - Week 1
Monday 3rd August 2020 - Friday 7th August 2020

Summer School 2020 - Week 2
Monday 10th August 2020 - Friday 14th August 2020

Summer School Plus 2020
Monday 10th August 2020 - Friday 21st August 2020

Applications

Applications for 2020 Entry

Urdang Academy is currently closed for the time being due to COVID-19.


While we await official government advice on the timescale for our continued closure, Urdang is now advising that all students who have applied for a place for 2020 entry, but have yet to be auditioned, make a video audition. 


If you apply now for 2020 entry you will receive a message instructing you to make a video audition by 31st May 2020.


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.

All classes will continue to be held at the Urdang Academy in London, but graduates will receive a University of Birmingham BA Degree from July 2023 onwards.
The UCAS codes you will require are as follows:
 
COURSE CODE: W4UA
INSTITUTION CODE: B32
CAMPUS NAME: URDANG ACADEMY
CAMPUS CODE: U

If you have already submitted a UCAS application with fewer than 5 choices you can log back in and add these codes to your form until 31st March 2020. Please ignore the 15th January deadline stated on the UCAS pages.

If you have already submitted a UCAS application with all 5 choices filled in then you do not need to do anything until you receive an offer.   If you do and wish to accept, you can contact UCAS and sign up with UCAS EXTRA. This service allows you to add a 6th choice, but only by declining any other offers.

If you have not yet submitted a UCAS application you can do so now until 31st March 2020 using these codes.

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