Studying at drama school can be expensive. Many people work for the year beforehand in order to save money, some apply for a career development low interest loan and others try to obtain a performing arts grant. Some options are listed below and you might like to look at the Drama UK pages on funding here.
Grants and BursarysIt may be possible to receive a grant or bursary from various funds and charities. If you contact your local council they may be able to inform you of any performing arts scholarships available. Generally these only cover part of your fees and you will be required to fund the rest yourself. There are more options on the Drama UK website here.
If you are a British resident with at least one parent of East Asian descent you may be eligible to apply for a Constellation Creatives Drama Student Bursary. Click here for more information.
Career Development Loan
The Barclays Bank and the Co-Operative Bank both offer a Career Development Loan. You apply for £300 to £10,000 which you pay back after you have finished your studies. Please contact these banks for more information.
Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with disabilities you may be eligible to receive financial support. Click here for more information: www.disabilityrightsuk.org/disabledstudents.htm
Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA)
From August 2013 Drama Studio London will no longer be offering or administrating Dance and Drama Awards.
As we offer a training which, by design, is appropriate mainly to graduates, most of our students fall above the ‘under 24’ age range of the new DADA requirements.
There is a new scheme being developed for loans to the over 24’s and this should be in place for the 2014 intake.