The Application Process

So you have decided to apply for Urdang! What next?

Our online application process is now open.

  • We have an online application process to allow you to easily apply and manage your application. Details of how to apply online are 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 on line application form and confirm your audition date.
  • 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.

Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund

The Aaron Morgan Bursary Fund was established in memory of Aaron Morgan. Aaron studied at Urdang before starring in the West End production of the Lion King but sadly died at the age of 27. The bursary goes to students in need of financial assistance during their study at Urdang. Urdang have given one full scholarship and further funds have been raised in collaboration with the casting team at the Lyceum Theatre to go towards student maintenance.

Move It 2014 Videos

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