The Application Process
So you have decided to apply for Urdang! What next?
Last minute applications are being considered via DVD for Sept 2014, please email email@example.com for details.
Auditions and Open Days for our September 2015 intake will be announced soon.
Our online applications are now closed – please do NOT apply online as your application will not be considered.
Our online application process will reopen in August 2014.
- We now have an online application process, this allows you to apply and manage your application and auditions online. Details of how to apply online here.
- All applicants are invited to attend a day long audition
Our online application can be started here.
The Audition Day
The day consists of:
- Jazz Class
- Acting Workshop
- Ballet Class
- Solo Song Presentation
- Physical Assessment
For all courses Urdang looks for candidates with talent, ambition and personality who are committed and hardworking. Potential and Personality are as equally valued as previous experience and attainment.
Application process for the BA (Hons) course
- Register online for UCAS
- Apply via UCAS – select University of East London, BA (Hons) Professional Dance and Musical Theatre
- Complete the Urdang application forms in full and return by post
- Attend a day long audition
- GCSE English Grade C or above
- 200 UCAS tariff points (or be predicted to attain)
- Overseas students are required to pass the IELTS at 6.5 or the TOEFL equivalent
Scholarships and Awards
Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) for the Diploma
The Urdang Academy is one of the leading training providers in the UK and is subsequently part of the Government’s DaDA scheme, administered by the EFA (Education Funding Agency). Urdang is allocated a specific number of awards for students each year.
Following a review of the DaDA scheme in 2012, the government has confirmed that from 2013:
- Funding for the scheme will remain at approximately £14m per year.
- Students who are the most talented and likely to succeed in the industry will be eligible to apply for means-tested support towards fees and living costs.
- New students who are offered awards will be funded to the end of their courses.
- Arrangements for DaDA students who received their awards for courses starting prior to 2013 will remain unchanged.
- Income assessment of the awards means that support for students from low-income households will be increased.
For example, a student whose annual household income is under £30,000 will pay no fees for their course. If their household income is under £21,000 they will also receive up to a maximum of £5,185 per annum in a grant to help with living costs. Details of the levels of support are available here
Urdang Fee Reduction Awards
Urdang also operates an internal fee reduction scheme which takes into account both employability potential and financial circumstance.