|with DaDA||paying privately||paying privately with student loan|
|Three Year Acting North (inc £400 University fee)||£1,675||£8,700*||£2,700*|
|Three Year Acting South (inc £400 University fee)||£1,675||£12,045*||£6,045*|
|Postgraduate Acting North (inc £400 University fee)||£1,675||£9,895*||n/a|
|Postgraduate Acting South (inc £400 University fee)||£1,675||£13,800*||n/a|
|Foundation Acting North (part-time course)||n/a||£1,895*||n/a|
|Foundation Acting North (full-time course)||n/a||£7,000*||n/a|
|Foundation Acting South||n/a||£1,895*||n/a|
|Stage Management Foundation Degree South EU Student (International Student)||n/a||£7,900
|Technical Production North||n/a||£4,500||n/a|
* Figures quoted demonstrate the full fee discount available for annual payment.
- ALRA offers an annual payment discount for private fee paying students on the Three Year Acting course and Postgraduate Acting course.
- Three Year Acting and Postgraduate Acting course students at ALRA South will receive a £500 fee discount for annual payment in full.
- Three Year Acting and Postgraduate Acting course students at ALRA North will receive a £300 fee discount for annual payment in full.
N.B. All fees may be subject to a small annual increase. Some fee rates are externally imposed, and may fluctuate.
Where can I get help with fees?
ALRA is a private school, working with partners in Further and Higher Education. Depending on personal circumstances and the course undertaken, students can access funding from a variety of sources.
The Three Year Acting course and the Postgraduate Acting course are part-funded by Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs).
On the Stage Management & Technical Theatre Foundation Degree, Home/EU Students are eligible for a Tuition Fee Loan through the Student Loans Company (SLC) to match the level of tuition fees payable.
Students on the Three Year Acting course who are not offered Dance and Drama Awards are entitled to apply for a Student Loan to assist them with the cost of tuition. In 2012, it is expected that the maximum tuition fee loan available for this course will be £6,000. This will leave a balance of tuition fees to be payable (see table above) from private means. The amounts vary at ALRA North and ALRA South.
All students who are eligible to receive Student Loan funding, whether on the Three Year Acting or Stage Management & Technical Theatre Foundation Degree, are eligible to apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living expenses. The amount you are entitled to depends on your income (or that of your parents), and where you are living while studying, but can be as much as £7,675 at ALRA South, and £5,500 at ALRA North. Students living at home can apply for a maximum of £4,375.
Dance and Drama Awards (DaDAs) are scholarships funded by the Young People's Learning Agency. They are awarded by schools to the students who display the most potential to succeed in the profession.
Applicants are considered for awards as part of their audition, and notified if they have been successful at a later date.
Please note, Dance and Drama Awards and Student Loans have eligibility criteria which must be met in order to receive funding. Please visit the respective websites for full details.
Dance and Drama Awards:https://www.gov.uk/dance-drama-awards
Professional and Career Development Loans are commercial bank loans that can be used to help pay for work related learning. You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year's relevant unpaid practical work). The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards. You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loans product. The loan can be used to pay course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses. You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries.
As the Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial loan product, you should make sure you have investigated all the funding options that may be open to you to ensure you take an informed decision about whether the Loan is right for you. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, visit: www.direct.gov.uk/adultlearning or contact Next Step on 0800 100 900. Our learning provider registration number is: 1026.
There is no funding support available for students on the Foundation Acting course.
All fees are non-refundable. In exceptional circumstances where a student withdraws having made full payment, it may be possible to carry the balance forward for future use subject to approval and at the discretion of the Senior Management Team.
Foundation Fee breakdown
- Deposit of £400 payable on offer/contract
- 1st payment of £795 at the start of the course
- 2nd payment of £700 in January
- A discount of £50 for full payment at contract