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Urdang Academy

In fulfilling the Academy’s ethos in ensuring that every student from all backgrounds 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 some eligible students following successful auditions.

Fees

Course fees for 2020/21 are as follows:

BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre

UK Students – £9,250
International Students – tbc

Diploma in Professional Dance or in Musical Theatre

UK Students – £14,950
International Students – £17,000

Foundation in Dance and Musical Theatre

UK Students £9,600
International Students – n/a

AVT

16-18 year olds funded by the ESFA

Funding & Awards

Tuition Fee Loan (Degree)

If you are resident in the UK or EU and you’re applying for a Degree for the first time, you don’t have to pay for your course upfront. You can get a government loan to pay your tuition fees. Our Degree is university-validated and you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan that’ll cover the cost of this course. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance to get started.

The money is paid directly to the university every semester. You won’t have to repay anything until the April after you graduate, and even then you’ll only pay 9% of any earnings over £25,000 a year.  The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting a course in 2020/21 will continue to be eligible for student loans for the duration of their course even if the UK exits the EU during that period.

If you would rather not take out a Tuition Fee Loan, you can pay your tuition fees directly to the university.

As well as a Tuition Fee Loan, you may be eligible for a Maintenance Loan, which helps with living costs.

Urdang Fee Reduction (Diploma and Foundation)

We are committed to training talented students regardless of background and personal circumstances.  In the last academic year, Urdang provided over £600,000 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 Diploma or Foundation Courses.  This funding is means-tested and candidates are awarded at the discretion of the audition panel.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Performing Arts Scholarship for (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.

Advanced Learner Loan (Diploma)

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 www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

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.

Full-Fee Scholarship (Diploma)

A new full-fee scholarship is available for students aged 16 to 18 years (inclusive) taking the first step on their professional Dance and Musical Theatre training. This approach will ensure that young people with exceptional raw talent, and not just those from very low-income households, will be able to access funding to cover course fees and benefit from the very best professional training.

Students who successfully gain a place on the Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre or Dance will be able to apply for a funding scholarship to cover 100% of the course fees. For further information please contact admissions@theurdang.london

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.

Find out how it works