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.
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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.
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
International Students – n/a
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 email@example.com