COST PER PATHWAY
SUMMARY – AT A GLANCE
|STELLA MANN COLLEGE PERFORMERS DIPLOMA – £11,675 PER YEAR|
|BA (HONS) IN PERFORMING ARTS|
|– £9,250 PER YEAR TO BE PAID TO UNIVERSITY OF NORTHAMPTON|
|– £4,275 PER YEAR TO BE PAID TO STELLA MANN COLLEGE TO ACCESS ALL ELEMENTS OF COURSE OUTSIDE DEGREE|
|– FUNDING AVAILABLE: STUDENT FINANCE|
|TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON DIPLOMAS – £11,675 PER YEAR|
|– FUNDING AVAILABLE: DANCE AND DRAMA AWARDS CAN BE APPLIED FOR|
STELLA MANN COLLEGE PERFORMERS DIPLOMA
Regardless of any external qualifications undertaken, all students will undertake the three-year full-time Stella Mann College Performers Diploma. The fees for this course are £11,675 including VAT per year, to be paid in three instalments of £3,891.67 at the beginning of each term.
BA (hons) in Performing Arts
In addition to the Stella Mann College Diploma course, students who are 18 years old or over at the start of the course have the option to also undertake the BA (Hons) in Performing Arts degree in partnership with the University of Northampton. Tuition Fee loans are available for this HE qualification from the Higher Education Student Loans Company. This amounts to £9,250 for each of the three years of the course.
To access the Student Loans candidates must be residents in the UK/ROI and be 18 years when starting the course. It will be expected that most candidates will have relevant Level 3 qualifications in Performing Arts, although each candidate’s suitability will be judged at our audition.
Please note that for students undertaking the BA (Hons) Degree course, the total fee being paid, including the HE Student Loan and fee paid directly to Stella Mann College for the College Diploma course amounts to £13,525. This is due to the extra costs incurred by running the Degree Course through the University of Northampton.
Student Maintenance Loans are also available for students undertaking the BA (Hons) course and drawing tuition fee loans from the SLC. These are means-tested and can be applied for as the student is applying for their tuition fee loans. Maintenance payments are paid directly to the student.
Dance and Drama Awards and the Trinity College London Diplomas
The College has DaDA Awards to allocate each year. These are allocated on the basis of talent demonstrated at audition, but they are also means tested. Dependent on the household income and accommodation status of each student, the student may be eligible for maintenance payments through this scheme or may be required to contribute towards the College fees, and students from higher earning families may not be eligible for these awards at all. Please note that any student receiving a DaDA Award cannot also access HE tuition fee or maintenance loans. The following table displays the income bands and what kind of contribution or maintenance payment you should expect based on household income. Please note that before allocating a DaDA Award the College needs proof of household income. These awards are available to students who are aged between 16-23 at point of audition.
It is vital to assess your eligibility and whether it would be more beneficial to take a DaDA Award or follow the HE route due to the contribution you may need to pay and what maintenance you may be eligible for – see the national pay scales for details.
All students in receipt of a DaDA Award must undertake one of the Trinity College London Diplomas. The College can enter students who are not allocated a DaDA Award and are not taking the BA (Hons) course for the Trinity College Diplomas, but this is at the discretion of the College, and this would not attract any tuition fee support or maintenance payments.
These figures are correct at time of publishing for the academic year 2022/2023. We reserve the right to change the fees for the Stella Mann College Diploma in future years. The Government and Universities dictate HE fees.