Courses at some colleges range from £15,000 to an average of £9,000 per year and there are often additional fees to pay on top. We recognize that these high fees will put off a number of talented students who would like to have the chance of attending a performing arts college. That is why our course fees are more affordable than most and still offer the same level of outstanding training and teaching. Our students don’t leave with a huge student loan that they will then have to pay for once they start earning.
We have a ‘staged’ set of fees for our Full-time Vocational course, so you pay less in your first year than you do in your third year. If you break the total fees down over the three years then the average costs per week is approximately £122 per week. Our students are in classes from 8.30am until 4.00pm, five days a week, so there is time after college for extra curricular catch-up classes and rehearsals on some nights. Students can also work locally part time for some evenings and weekends and Rochester and Chatham has a wide variety of places where our students have successfully found employment.
Accommodation costs are also much more affordable than in London and we have local landlords who know us and are always in-touch regarding places for students. As a guide rents are between £450–£500 pcm.
Three year full-time vocational
Our course fees for 2020/2021
Fees can be either be paid in full at the beginning of each year of the course or as three termly installments for each year of the course.
First year – £3,995
First year payment plan – One payment of £1,495 at the beginning of the first term and then two payments of £1,250, one at the beginning of the second and one at the beginning of the third term.
Second year – £4,995
Second year payment plan – One payment of £1,995 at the beginning of the first term and then two payments of £1,500, one at the beginning of the second and one at the beginning of the third term.
Third year – £5,995
Third year payment plan – One payment of £2,495 at the beginning of the first term and then two payments of £1,750, one at the beginning of the second and one at the beginning of the third term.
If you are successful, then a holding fee of £100, which includes administration charges, is required to secure your place.
Audition fee – normally £30 but currently free due to COVID-19 restrictions