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A full scale of the Academy's course fees can be found HERE. Fees are payable termly in advance. In cases of hardship for students on full-time courses, special arrangements for payment of tuition fees will be considered. These arrangements must be confirmed in writing.

Notice in writing of the proposed withdrawal of a student prior to his/her course completion must be received at least one full term in advance. Failure to give the required notice will entail payment of the full fees due.

The Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) were introduced by the Government in September 1999 to provide funding for talented students from the UK and other EU countries. Currently the 3 Year Performing Arts Diploma Course attracts this funding. The award covers the course fees charged excluding the student prevailing rate fee.

More information on DaDAs can be found by following these links:


Government-funded Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) will continue to be available in 2013/14, for new students starting courses as well as continuing learners. Awards for new students will however now be income assessed for both school fees and maintenance on the basis of a national scale – with students from lower income families contributing less and those from higher income families contributing more. Arrangements for existing students who will be entering their second or third year of study in 2013 will remain unchanged, until these students have finished their courses.

'The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships offering greatly reduced tuition fees and income-assessed support with living and learning costs at some of the leading independent dance and drama schools in England. They are funded by the Education Funding Agency.'

From September 2004 funding for BA (hons) Acting Course Students from the UK & EU will attract fees funding in the same way as other degree courses. Successful applicants from financially disadvantaged backgrounds may apply for further help from their Local Education Authority, the Student Loans Company and from the University Hardship Fund.

Charitable trusts and foundations have helped finance successful UK pupils in the past. Details of these can be found in the Directory of Grant-Making Trusts available at local reference libraries. These can also be accessed on the internet.

The introduction of the Dance & Drama Awards and state funded H.E. Awards has resulted in the decline by the majority of LEAs to offer students on full-time courses Awards. It is, however, worth noting that LEAs are still at liberty to offer discretionary awards and students are advised to explore this avenue.

The Italia Conti Trust is a registered charity and offers support to genuine hardship cases but normally, although not exclusively, only to students who are progressing from one course to another or to students who are currently training on one of their full-time courses. A special provision is usually made for an outstanding Associate School Student who has been selected for a place in the Theatre Arts School and who would be unable to undertake full-time training without financial help. Auditions for this special Theatre Arts School scholarship are held separately and Associate Schools are notified independently regarding audition dates, criteria and procedures.


The Academy and Associate Schools award a limited number of Scholarships for full-time and short course training annually. The scholarships vary in value and are always for tuition fees only.

"Italia Conti always provides professional, highly trained Artists."