ADMISSIONS & AUDITIONS

We hold auditions starting January for all courses beginning the following September. Early application is advised to guarantee availability but we continue to audition regularly throughout the year until August. The majority of auditions are held at our Guildford site. In addition regional auditions will be held in Manchester, Glasgow, Jersey and Isle of Man.

If Covid-19 restrictions continue, the college will hold a mixture of face-to-face and video submission/Zoom Interview auditions.

UCAS

If you are applying for a BA (Hons) degree course you will also need to make a separate application to UCAS by the January 2021 deadline. Our degree courses are validated by De Montfort University.

Institution Code: D26

Musical Theatre Course Code: W312

Acting Course Code: W411

If you have already submitted your UCAS application you can add PPA later, or make an application through UCAS Extra after 25th February, if you are successful in gaining a place after audition.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music / Dance / Acting-related subject.

A minimum of five GCSEs including English Language at Grade C / Grade 4 or above or equivalent international qualification

TUITION FEES

See link to Term Dates & fees

SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of scholarships will be available each year to successful applicants from underprivileged and underrepresented backgrounds, assessed on both talent and financial need.

For more information on how to apply please email admissions@ppacademy.co.uk

AUDITION FEES

The audition fee for all courses is £35 and is non-refundable. This is a one-off fee payable through the AMS on applying and covers the cost of the workshops and panel auditions, as well as any recall auditions if required.

PPA is dedicated to widening participation in the arts and offers an audition fee waiver to qualifying applicants who may otherwise be deterred from applying due to financial barriers.

To be eligible you must satisfy all of the essential criteria below, and at least one of the additional criteria.

Essential criteria: You must meet all of the following criteria.

  • UK student entering higher education for the first time
  • Currently reside in a UK postcode
  • Study/studied at a non-fee-paying school or college

Additional criteria: You must meet at least one of the following criteria.

  • You are considered a care leaver or young person in local authority care
  • Your family income is below £25,000
  • Students who were in receipt of free school meals or a 16-19 bursary in the last 5 years
  • Students from areas of multiple deprivation – *please check your home postcode using the IMD look up tool below
  • Students from low participation neighbourhoods – **please check your home postcode using the POLAR4 look up tool below

* You can check the Index of Multiple Deprivation data for your home postcode using this online look up tool. The postcode must match the one listed as your permanent home address on your UCAS application. To be eligible your postcode must be in decile 1-4 (column F).

** You can check whether you live in a low participation postcode using this online look up tool. The postcode must match the one listed as your permanent home address on your UCAS application. To be eligible your postcode must be in a POLAR4 quintile 1 or 2 neighbourhood.

If you meet the above critieria, please email admissions@ppacademy.co.uk to request a waiver for your audition fee.