PPA is a private fee paying college offering courses in Musical Theatre, and Acting for Stage and Screen. All students on the three year courses can apply for funding through the professional Career Development Loan to assist  fee paying in their 2nd and 3rd year and these are available through the Co-Operative bank. Students on the foundations course cannot apply for funding for this course, however Housing Benefit is available for the duration of their course if they are under 21 and this can be applied for through Guildford Borough Council.

  • 3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre – £9,500 per year
  • 3 Year Professional Diploma in Acting for Stage & Screen – £9,500 per year
  • 3 Year Degree (BA Hons) in Performance in Musical Theatre – £10,500 per year
  • 3 Year Degree (BA Hons) in Acting for Stage & Screen – £10,500 per year
  • 1 Year Intensive Musical Theatre Course – £10,000
  • ATCL in Teaching – One off payment of £2,150
  • A deposit of £1,000 is required upon acceptance to confirm a student’s place. This is a non-refundable deposit and will be deducted from the first terms fees. The remainder is to be paid 2 weeks before the start of the first term. All future payments are to be settled 2 weeks before the start of each term.

Fees can be paid monthly but will incur a 5% admin charge.


Guildford Borough Council is able to award Housing Benefit to students who are studying a Further Education course at our establishment. Students would need to start the course before the age of 21 and be living in privately rented accommodation (which is not affiliated with the educational establishment) to be eligible.


‘Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit www.gov.uk/career-development-loans or contact Next Step on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is: 20849

TERM DATES: 2019 – 2020

Autumn Term
16th September 2019 – 2nd December 2019
(Reading Week W/C 21st October 2019)

Spring Term

6th January 2020 – 27th March 2020
(Reading Week W/C 11th February 2020)

Summer Term
20th April 2020 – 1oth July 2020
(Reading Week W/C 25th May 2020)

Induction Days
You will be required to attend induction and assessment days. These will be held 3 days prior to the start of term and are compulsory for all current and new students.

 Wednesday 11th September 2019 – Friday 13th September 2019 (inclusive)


At PPA we believe that theatre training should be a challenging, inspiring, life affirming, and ultimately life changing experience. We’re committed to creating a nurturing environment in which every single student is valued as an individual.