Fees & Funding

ITALIA CONTI IS A PRIVATELY FUNDED INSTITUTION WHICH ALLOWS US TO OFFER EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY TRAINING AS WE ARE NOT RESTRICTED BY GOVERNMENT OR UNIVERSITY BUDGETS.

STUDENTS ARE THEREFORE RESPONSIBLE FOR FUNDING

THEIR COURSE FEES. FOR STUDENTS WHO REQUIRE FUNDING

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE.

Audition fee (all courses)

Course Deposit

COURSE NAME

3 Yr BA (Hons) Acting

3 Yr BA (Hons) Musical Theatre

1 Yr BA (Hons) Professional Arts Practice 

3 Yr Trinity Diploma in Musical Theatre

3 Yr Trinity Diploma in Professional Dance

Trinity fee (only applicable to Diploma students

CERT HE Introduction to Acting

CERT HE Musical Theatre Performance

£45 (non-refundable)

£275.00

FEES DUE PER ANNUM (UK RESIDENTS)

£9,250.00

£9,250.00

£9,250.00

£15,990

£15,990

£210-£250.00

£9,250.00

£9,250.00

Refundable within 14 days of being received by Italia Conti but will not be refunded thereafter for non-enrolment. Deposits are refundable on completion of the course without interest, less any monies owed by the student to Italia Conti.

FUNDING

Student finance is available on this course subject to eligibility

Student finance is available on this course subject to eligibility

Student finance is available on this course subject to eligibility

Dance & Drama Awards (DaDA's based on auditIon scores then a means tested application). Advanced Learner Loans subject to eligibility (students must be 19+ on the first day of their course). Italia Conti scholarships (based on audition scores). Italia Conti bursaries (based on means tested application).

Dance & Drama Awards (DaDA's based on auditon scores then a means tested application). Advanced Learner Loans subject to eligibility (students must be 19+ on the first day of their course). Italia Conti scholarships (based on audition scores). Italia Conti bursaries (based on means tested application).

N/a

Student finance is available on this course subject to eligibility

Student finance is available on this course subject to eligibility

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Fulltime 3 year courses

      • Studio and rehearsal wear are compulsory (A full kit list is sent on enrolment) This includes shoes and practice skirts.

      • Books, stationery or computer/laptop or similar to carry out word processing, research and watch audio-visual recorded performance work.

      • Year One and Two may expect to pay for theatre trips, incidental props and costume on a voluntary basis.

      • Year Two students a professional headshot

      • Year Three students should expect to pay for personal professional materials and registrations (spotlight directory etc) 

      • If you’re a Trinity Diploma student then a registration fee of £215 subject to annual increase.

      • Residence and living costs as there is no on-site campus accommodation

      • Optional hire of locker of an annual fee.

      • Costume and prop deposit(s) for the use of Academy loaned production resources.

      • Photocopier credit

      • Termly play texts (Acing course only) 

      • Termly musical librettos (3 year fulltime MT course only) £10 deposit that is returned when handed back.

ITALIA CONTI SCHOLARSHIPS

Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre & Diploma in Professional Dance

Italia Conti awards a limited number of Scholarships for full-time training annually and these are given at the discretion of the directors. The scholarships vary in value, ranging from a percentage of the fees up to the full cost. Scholarships may differ from student to student and are awarded based on their performance during the audition process. Scholarships are always for tuition fees only on the Diploma courses. Application for a scholarship can be made when completing the application form.​

DANCE & DRAMA AWARDS (DaDA)

Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

The Dance and Drama Awards were introduced by the Government in September 1999 to provide funding for talented students. Currently only the Level 6 Diploma's in Professional Musical Theatre attract this funding, unfortunately all other courses are not eligible for this award.

The awards offer 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.

The award covers some of the tuition fees charged and is means tested. The household income threshold if £90,000 per annum. Government funded Dance and Drama Awards will continue to be available for new students starting courses as well as continuing learners. Awarded students are income assessed for both tuition 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.

DADA AWARDS >

ITALIA CONTI BURSARIES

Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre & Diploma in Professional Dance

Italia Conti awards a limited number of bursaries to those students from low-income families. Once accepted onto the course, students are able to complete a means tested application that allows their household income to be assessed. An Italia Conti bursary can range in value from a percentage of fees up to the full cost of tuition. Household income must be under £25,000.00 per annum in order to apply for this award. Bursaries will be reassessed each academic year.

ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS

Students who will be aged 19 years old or over at the start of their course may be eligible to apply for a government funded Advanced Learner Loan. Further details can be found at the following website: https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan  

  

The maximum Advanced Learner Loan amount per student is £22,185.00 payable over 3 years directly to Italia Conti. Advanced Learner Loans are available to fund tuition fees only. 

 

Please note Italia Conti only has a limited allocation for Advanced Learner Loans per year which are awarded on a first come first served basis. Italia Conti cannot be held liable if we reach our allocation limits before you have applied.   

STUDENT LOANS COMPANY (SLC)

BA (Hons Musical Theatre

BA (Hons) Acting 

Cert HE Intro to Acting 

Cert HE in Musical Theatre Performance 

BA (Hons) Professional Arts Practice (Top Up) 

 

Students on our HE courses are potentially eligible for funding by the Student Loans Company; a non-profit making government-owned organisation set up to provide loans to students on university courses in the UK. Students who are eligible for a tuition fee loan from the UK government are able to ‘study now and pay later’. Access to tuition fee and maintenance loans for the HE courses is dependent on the student's individual financial circumstances and the status of the course’s eligibility.  

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If you are eligible for a tuition fee loan you won’t have to pay any fees up front, and you won’t start paying the fees back until you’re earning a reasonable income. The current UK threshold is £27,295 a year, £2,274 a month, or £524 a week. 

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Further information can be found at: 

 

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance 

https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/who-qualifies 

CHARITABLE TRUSTS & LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITY (LEA) AWARDS 

All Courses

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 on the internet or at local reference libraries. 

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. 

The introduction of the Dance & Drama Awards and state funded Higher Education Awards has resulted in the decline by the majority of Local Education Authority awards to offer students on full-time courses awards. It is, however, worth noting that LEA's are still at liberty to offer discretionary awards and students are advised to explore this avenue.​

GRANT MAKING TRUSTS >

THE ITALIA CONTI TRUST >

LOCAL EDUCATION AUTHORITIES >

THE STAGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD

Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

Italia Conti in conjunction with The Stage newspaper offers applicants the opportunity to audition for a scholarship funded place on the 

Trinity Level 6, three-year diploma in Musical Theatre. Please indicate on your application form that you wish to apply for additional funding, ie The Stage Scholarship.

THE STAGE SCHOLARSHIP >