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COURSE

FEES

COURSE FEES

The VLUK Educational program attracts the standard 6th form Government finance for 600 learning hours per year, which will fund 15 hours of learning per week, per student. ASA Theatre Arts provides additional industry-focused vocational training, offering a specialised 24 hour week and performance opportunities, to provide learners with valuable industry-driven training, knowledge and skills for a sustainable career in the arts. Additionally, support focuses on ensuring the learners’ success in gaining a university degree place, drama school course, or acceptance onto another higher education program. For this reason, a subsidising top-up fee is charged, since the additional hours of tuition do not attract a supplement from the Government.

 

Top up fee hours include:

Practical technique classes from a wide range of visiting industry teachers in Singing Repertoire, Ensemble Singing, Ballet, Tap, Show Jazz, Jazz Tech, Commercial, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acting, Physical Theatre, Script Work & Analysis, Audition Preparation, as well as Fitness sessions with a Personal Trainer, Industry Musical West End Masterclasses and 1:1 Private Singing Lessons. Additionally, mock industry and drama school audition days are hosted to simulate the real-life process of auditioning. Performance opportunities include the Move It Dance Convention at Excel London, the Can You Dance Superconvention at the ACC, Liverpool, annual solo vocal Cabaret show, and an annual full-scale production performance in a professional working theatre to showcase the learners developments over the year. 

 

*Course top-up fees cover and reflect the cost of the course for the duration of the annum, they are not a reflection of weekly or monthly costs or services to be provided. 

** Timetables change weekly to accommodate unit curriculum, rehearsals and BTEC requirements. Private Singing lessons for Musical Theatre pathway students will not take place during induction week, assessment weeks, during mandatory assessment windows, show weeks or some rehearsal weeks. 

 

Our funding partner is VLUK Education.

 

The BTEC units covered within the 15 hours include:

 

Musical Theatre Pathway:

Unit 1: Practitioner Study

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

Unit 4: Performing Arts in the Community

Unit 5: Individual Performance Commission

Unit 6: Final Live Performance To An Audience

Unit 7: Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Unit 9: Tap Dance Technique

Unit 10: Jazz Dance Technique

Unit 19: Acting Styles

Unit 23: Singing Techniques for Performers

Unit 26: Physical Theatre Techniques

Unit 27: Musical Theatre Techniques

 

Dance Pathway (13 of the following):

Unit 1: Practitioner Study

Unit 2: Developing Skills and Techniques for Live Performance

Unit 3: Group Performance Workshop

Unit 4: Performing Arts in the Community

Unit 5: Individual Performance Commission

Unit 6: Final Live Performance To An Audience

Unit 7: Employment Opportunities in the Performing Arts

Unit 9: Tap Dance Technique

Unit 10: Jazz Dance Technique

Unit 11: Choreography

Unit 19: Classical Ballet Technique

Unit 20: Contemporary Dance

Unit 23: Singing Techniques

Unit 24: Street Dance

Unit 26: Physical Theatre Techniques

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

 

We are proud to facilitate a scholarship and bursary scheme. Students can apply for a means-tested bursary from ASA Theatre Arts upon a successful audition and offer of a place. Students must achieve an audition points grading of 260 marks or higher to be considered. Feedback from auditions will not be provided. This is for both fully-funded and part-funded 'top-up fee' awards. All applicants with a household income of £55,000 or less will be considered for a bursary, based on an incremental scale.

 

Additionally, Talent Scholarships are awarded in 20%, 50% 60%, 75% and 100%, and are offered at the point of an offer being made, to students who show exceptional promise. We are always happy to help should you have any questions. VLUK can also help students apply for the government 16-19 means-tested bursary scheme upon enrolment, which may help towards travel, books, equipment etc (conditions apply to qualify, and bursaries are not guaranteed).

 

Each year, we choose one lucky student to receive The Kerry Ellis Scholarship, which is a 100% scholarship, with our training endorsed and supported by Kerry Ellis, promoting the exceptional standard of training at ASA Theatre Arts. We also offer The Alana Shirley Scholarship, which is a 100% scholarship awarded by the Principal. Finally, we are so proud to award The Charlie Kristensen Scholarship, which is a fully funded place awarded to a male-identifying student showing exceptional talent and potential.

 

FEES

Top-up fee:

Academic Year 2025/26: £3500 per year (NO VAT) - (approx £67.31 per week)

 

For your convenience, we offer a payment plan as follows; 

 

Term 1 - full payment upfront (approx £1066.66)

Term 2 & 3 - may be paid termly or monthly. Monthly fees: (approx £266.66). Payments to be made by bank transfer by the 1st of each month.

There may be slight variations in the payment amounts, depending on the number of weeks in each month.

Talent scholarships are awarded alongside the initial offer of a place, following application and audition. Means-tested bursaries are applied for after initial offers are made. Bursaries and scholarships are not guaranteed, and are considered on a case by case basis. Scholarships and bursaries may be withdrawn for breech of signed code of conduct, upon enrolment.

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