FEES

PPA is a funded and private fee paying college offering courses in Musical Theatre, and Acting for Stage and Screen.

  • 3 Year BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre -£9,250 per year, extra activities £1,250 per year
  • 3 Year BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen – £9,250 per year ,extra activities £1,250 per year
  • 3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre – £9,750 per year
  • 1 Year Intensive in Musical Theatre – £10,200
  • 1 Year Intensive in Acting – £10,200
  • ATCL Teaching in Theatre Arts – £2,000 One off payment

A deposit of £500 is required upon acceptance to confirm a student’s place on our Diploma and Foundation courses. This is a non-refundable deposit and will be reimbursed at the end of the course. All fees are to be paid 2 weeks before the start of the each term. Fees can be paid monthly but will incur a 5% admin charge.

Course Fee Breakdown

 

3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre

 This course is £9,750 per year (£3,250 per term). Students 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.

3 Year BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre 

3 Year BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen

The fees for the BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre and Acting for Stage and Screen will be £9,250 per year. The degree may, subject to eligibility, be covered by Student Loan Company funding and maintenance loans and/or grants may be available. Student funding (and course designation by DMU) is subject to change and is reviewed on an annual basis.

Optional Activities

Two optional packages of extra-curricular activities are also available for students to add to their degree course to provide the student with industry-ready experience. The industry is a vocational industry. We feel, as a college, that the degree provides you with an excellent grounding for entry into the industry. The extra-curricular activities do enhance the grounding for entry into the industry and work at the end of their training offered by the degree. Please note that Extra Activity Packages must be paid for privately and directly to the college at the start of each year.

Extra Activities – Musical Theatre
£1,250 per year for the following:
  •  Extra professional public productions to those assessed
  • Industry London Showcase
  •  Industry professional workshops and seminars
  • College Agency and automatic representation in 3rd year
Extra Activities – Acting for Stage and Screen
£1,250 per year for the following:
  •  Industry London Showcase
  • Actor Show reels/short films 
  •  Industry professional workshops and seminars
  • Stage Combat Awards 
  • College agency and automatic representation in 3rd year

* Please note that these extra activities will not be available to students that opt for the degree course only and successful completion of the degree course is not dependent on students undertaking any of the extra activities listed above.

1 Year Intensive in Musical Theatre

1 Year Intensive in Acting

The course fees for this course are £10,200 per year (£3,400 per term). Students on our foundation 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.

ATCL Teaching in Theatre Arts

The fee for this course is £2,000 which can be broken down over 3 payments throughout the year. This course is a bolt-on course that can be taken during any other year of training on any of the PPA courses. There is no formal funding for this course and the qualification provided by Trinity College London.

HOUSING BENEFIT

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 CAREER DEVELOPMENT LOAN

‘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

STUDENT FINANCE

The degree courses may, subject to eligibility, be covered by Student Loan Company funding and maintenance loans and/or grants may be available. Student funding (and course designation by DMU) is subject to change and is reviewed on an annual basis.

TERM DATES: 2017 – 2018

Autumn Term
18th September 2017 – 8th December 2017
(Reading Week W/C 23rd October 2017)

Spring Term
8th January 2018 – 29th March 2018
(Reading Week W/C 12th February 2018)

Summer Term
23rd April 2018 – 13th July 2018
(Reading Week W/C 28th May 2018)

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 13th September 2017 – Friday 15th September 2017 (inclusive)