3 Year Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre

£9,000.00+vat per year

The course fee includes your training, usually split into 30 hours per week/30 weeks per year.

Fees can be paid yearly (£10,600.00), termly (£3,600.00) or a Monthly payment plan can be arranged for you. Fees are due before the first day of term unless you have arranged a monthly payment option. Monthly payments start in the August before the start of the Academic year.  

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  • Scholarships & Bursaries
  • Additional Costs
  • Additional Funding

Sharpe Academy has a scholarship and a bursary programme. Our aim is to offer these to around 50% of students on each course. For our September 2019 Intake we have the following available:

  • Principal’s Full Scholarship - Each year the Principal will award TWO full scholarships to one boy and one girl. Please note you will be expected to pay any additional fees for Uniform, Spotlight and Optional classes.
  • Sharpe Academy Bursary – Up to £3,000.00 per annum discount on fees – This is means tested and financial records of the student and both parents will be required, should you be offered a place on the course but do not have the funds to pay.

  • Triple Threat Scholarship – Up to £3,000.00 per annum discount on fees

  • Acting Scholarship – Up to £1,000.00 per annum discount on fees

  • Dance Scholarship – Up to £1,000.00 per annum discount on fees

  • Singing Scholarship – Up to £1,000.00 per annum discount on fees

Can you request a Bursary & Scholarship Combination?

Yes. On your application form there is a Bursary and Scholarship section to complete. The maximum offered to any one student would be a Bursary/Triple Threat Scholarship giving the student up to £6,000.00 per annum discount on fees if they are unable to afford the cost of training and show exceptional talent in all areas Musical Theatre. This could work out as little as £250.00+vat per month for the duration of the three years (Based on one monthly payment for 36 months).


  • FREE Audition. We do not charge anything for you to attend our audition day. We hope you have a great time taking part in all the planned classes.

  • £125.00 Non-Refundable Registration Fee to be paid within 14 days of your offer, should you wish to accept the place.

  • £500.00 Non-Refundable Deposit to be paid within 40 days of your offer, should you wish to accept the place. This deposit will be deducted from your final term in the third year of training. Deposit payments are non refundable and will not be returned to you other than as an account credit for your ninth term.

  • Accommodation - Sharpe Academy does not have a Halls of Residence. We will however assist students find suitable accommodation or host families should they require it. Please note the cost of this will depend on the type of accommodation. London prices can be expensive and this should be carefully considered before accepting a place on the course.
  • Acting/Vocal Materials (Books, Plays, Sheet Music & Backing Tracks)

  • Agency/Spotlight Casting Directory – Annual cost for young performers under the age of 25 is currently around £100.00 per year. This payment goes directly to Spotlight. Agent Sharpe takes a flat rate commission of 20%+vat on any work obtained whilst we represent you and you are still on the Diploma Course. Our standard agency commision when you have graduated is 15%+vat.

  • Uniform
  • Dance Shoes
  • Out of Course Additional Classes
  • Examinations
  • Theatre/Film Tickets

At the present time this course isn’t eligible for any additional funding apart from the Sharpe Academy Bursary and Scholarship programme. You may however be able to apply for some of the following:

  • Arts Grants from your local Council or Area
  • Career Development Loans. These are loans of around £10,000.00 provided by banks for students who are training in the industry they are about to enter. They are usually only offered over 24 months so applications would have to take place at the end of your first year.
  • Sponsorship - Students can write to businesses and individuals for sponsorship. This can help not only with fees, but with additional costs such as uniform.