FEES FOR 2020/2021

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 -£10,500 per year,
  • 3 Year BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen – £10,500 per year
  • 3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre – £10,500 per year
  • 1 Year Intensive in Musical Theatre – £10,500
  • 1 Year Intensive in Acting – £10,500
  • ATCL Teaching in Theatre Arts – £2,150

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.


3 Year Professional Diploma in Musical Theatre

 This course is £10,500 per year (£3,500 per term). The are currently no funding options available for this course.

 BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen 

BA (Hons) Performance in Musical Theatre: £10,500 per year with access to student finance towards fees and living costs.

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen: £10,500 per year with access to student finance towards fees and living costs.


The fees for studying the BA (Hons) programmes in partnership with De Montfort University are £9,250 per year. This covers all of the education and support required to complete the De Montfort University programme.

In addition PPA offer a range of vocational hours to enhance opportunities for your career. These are associated with an additional £1,250 charge per year which is due privately to the college. These additional vocational hours and the fee charged for these hours are not associated with DMU.

All students have student finance access to £9,250 (non means tested) towards their tuition fees every year and all students have further access to up to £8,700 (means tested) a year towards maintenance costs. These are known as your tuition fee loan and your maintenance loan.

The maximum tuition fee loan typically available is £9,250.

The exact amount you can borrow for your maintenance loan will depend on:

  • Your household income
  • Where you live
  • When you start your course
  • What year of study you are in
  • What help you get through the maintenance grant system

*The tuition fee loan is not means tested which means that your household income will not be taken into consideration.

Find out more about student finance here: www.gov.uk/student-finance

DMU contracts with the student for the tuition fee element only, and not any additional fees. PPA contract with the student for any additional fee and accept full responsibility and liability for these funds.

1 Year Intensive in Musical Theatre

1 year Intensive in Acting

The course fees for these courses are £10,500 per year (£3,500 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.

Trinity College London ATCL Teaching in Theatre Arts

The fee for this course is £2,150 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 is provided by Trinity College London.

PPA is committed to creating an environment of inclusion and diversity.

A number of Diversity scholarships will be available each year to successful applicants from BAME backgrounds, assessed on both talent and financial need. For more information on how to apply please email enquiries@ppacademy.co.uk.



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.


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: 2020 – 2021


Wednesday 9TH September – Friday 11TH September 2020


14th September – 4th December 2020

(Reading Week 19th October- 23rd October 2020)


4th January 2021 – 26th March 2021

(Reading Week 8th February – 12th February 2021)


19th April 2021 – 9th July 2021

(Reading Week 24th may – 28th May 2021 Foundation course last day)