Fees & Finance

At Performers College we are uniquely positioned to offer outstanding quality and value to our training professionals. 

This is part of our commitment to helping our students develop their skills, talents and self-confidence while they gain a globally recognised Further or Higher Education qualification – no matter their background or financial situation.


Level 3 Extended Diploma in Musical Theatre and Dance

Course fees for our two-year diploma course are free for students aged 18 and under, and are subject to academic requirements being met.

Trinity Professional Performing Arts Diplomas in Musical Theatre/Dance

The Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) are scholarships funded by the EFSA (Education and Skills Funding Agency), and students from the UK and EU may be eligible. These awards are offered by selected schools to the students displaying the most potential to succeed in the profession. Only students taking an approved Trinity College London qualification will be eligible to be considered for an award. The Dance and Drama Awards are scholarships that are income assessed and may offer reduced tuition fees and support with living costs.

The latest news on funding can be found on the DaDa Website.

For further information about the awards and eligibility, please visit the Government Website.

For fee-paying students, the cost of the Trinity Diploma course is £15,000 per annum for UK students.

Fees are subject to change each academic year.

Please note that students are unable to access student loans from Student Finance England for the three-year Diploma course.

All Performers College three-year undergraduate courses are priced at £9,250 for UK students.

Fees Status

Your tuition fee charge will depend on whether you’re classified as a student from ‘Home’, ‘Channel Islands and the Isle of Man’ or ‘Overseas’. These classification rules are strictly determined by the UK Government.

Please see the definitions of fee status classifications below:

  • ‘Home’: Given to students settled and ordinarily resident in the UK. Also given to Switzerland or British Overseas Territories for three years prior to the course start date.
  • ‘The Channel Islands and Isle of Man’: Given to students who are from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man (the British Isles, but outside the UK). They are charged the Home rate.
  • ‘Overseas’: Given to students from other countries (exceptions include students temporarily outside the UK, those with UK Government refugee status and migrant workers).

Applicants with the UK nationality should note that such nationality does not guarantee they’ll be classed as a ‘Home’ student. Various residence requirements must be satisfied.

If your fee status classification is unclear, you’ll be sent a questionnaire to complete so your status can be determined.

Student finance is available to eligible students for all Performers College undergraduate degree courses. Tuition Fee Loans will cover the full course fee and Maintenance Loans are available to eligible UK students to help with living costs while studying.*

Student Loans

We’re continually committed to ensuring the best value music education possible. We’ve recently registered with the Office for Students (OfS) – the new regulator of all Higher Education Institutions in the UK.

This has several implications for our institution and in particular, affects the loans that students at Performers College and in the UK can receive in respect of their tuition fee.

This means that Performers College students can now apply for a student loan to cover the full amount of their tuition fee (£9,250). Previously, the maximum loan available was £6,165.

You can find out more information on the guidelines and how to apply for a student loan at www.slc.co.uk.

*All fees quoted apply to the 2021/22 academic year only, are on a per annum basis and may be subject to change.


Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales should select the appropriate link for finance:

Northern Ireland: studentfinanceni.co.uk

Scotland: saas.gov.uk

Wales: studentfinancewales.co.uk

Undergraduate  Courses UK Students EU/International Students UCAS Code Campus Code
BA (Hons) Musical Theatre and Dance £9,250 £15,950 W500 Essex – P

Birmingham – C

BA (Hons) Acting for Stage and Screen £9,250 £15,950 W700 Birmingham – C



Postgraduate Courses UK Students EU/International Students UCAS Code Campus Code
MA Learning and Teaching in the
Creative Industries (full-time)
£9,950 £15,450  N/A N/A 
MA Performing Arts £10,950 £16,450  N/A N/A 
MA Learning and Teaching in the
Creative Industries (part-time)

£6,450 (per year)

MA Performing Arts (part-time)

£6,950 (per year)

N/A N/A N/A 


A variety of scholarships and bursaries are available to international students, including an automatic £2,000 discount for 2022.

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student finance or if you would like more information on how to apply to Performers College, please contact our Admissions Team on 01375 672 053 or email [email protected]


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