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 admissions@theurdangacademy.com for details.

Auditions and Open Days for our September 2015 intake will be announced soon.

Our online application process is now open.

  • 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
  • Interview

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

Entry Requirements

  • 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.

Move It 2014 Videos

Watch all of Urdang's Performances

Experience the excitement of Move It 2014 again by watching our Main stage and Showcase Theatre performances here...