Our triple threat programme offers you intensive specialist training in dance, singing and acting, equipping you with the skills needed for a career in the professional entertainment industry.

 

Key information:


 

Start date:

September 2023

UCAS code:

W4UA

Duration:

3 years

Institution:

City, University of London

School and Department:

Locations:

  • Northampton Square
  • The Old Finsbury Town Hall

Why choose Urdang?

  • Take part in our Summer Show and an agent/industry showcase.
  • We have strong links with practising professionals, choreographers and directors.
  • Our degree prepares you for a range of performance-related careers.

Applications are now open.

Apply now

Auditions and offers

For all of its courses, Urdang looks for candidates with talent, ambition and personality who are committed, disciplined and hardworking.  

Potential and personality are as equally valued as previous experience and attainment. We are looking for raw talent that shines, as well as talented students with previous training.

We know that applications and auditions can be stressful, so please read our application process carefully.

Applications and auditions process

A day in the life of Urdang student

In your first year you will be trained in dancing, singing and acting. In your second year you will have the chance to specialise in your chosen study track alongside the core modules. In your third year you continue your track of study and take part in public performances.

Script Work

Jazz Dance Class

Acting For Camera Workshop

Commercial For Audition

What do I need to apply?

Entry requirements

UK entry requirements

Tariff

80 UCAS tariff points

GCSE

A minimum of grade 4 (C) in English Language and Mathematics

Contextual offers

We apply a contextual admissions process for UK undergraduate applicants who have been in care or are the first in their family to enter Higher Education. Those who are eligible may receive a conditional offer with reduced entry requirements, typically two grades lower for A-levels and one grade (or eight tariff points) for BTEC or mixed qualifications.

Read our contextual admissions policy for eligibility criteria and further information.

Mixed qualifications

Typically the only scenario where we make conditional offers expressed as UCAS tariff points is when an applicant presents mixed qualifications, most typically a combination of A-levels and a BTEC qualification.

In this instance, we may make a tariff point offer to present the applicant with more flexibility on equivalencies. In this case, please be aware that we may still ask for a specific score across certain qualifications and subjects. E.g. ‘This offer is conditional on you achieving 128 tariff points. This must include A-level Mathematics at grade B.’

Subject exclusions

We do not accept General Studies and Critical Thinking. These subjects will not be included in any conditional offer we make.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

We welcome applications from students who are completing relevant EPQ Projects. Whilst we recognise the value of these projects in preparing students for independent learning at university, the EPQ is unlikely to form part of any conditional offer we make.

The EPQ will also not lower the specifics of any conditional offer we choose to make. We will consider the EPQ as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.

AS levels

We recognise that there will be differences of opportunity varying by school and college. As not all students will have the opportunity to sit AS Level exams, it is unlikely we will include AS Level grades in any offer we choose to make. Where students have completed an AS Level subject, we will consider this as part of the holistic assessment of the application and it could be used to form part of our final decision at Confirmation stage.

International entry requirements

We considering international applicants and their qualifications on a case-by-case basis.

Please contact our admissions team for further information.

English language requirements

If your first language is not English, we will require evidence of English language proficiency.

Minimum requirements are:

IELTS 6.5 overall

  • PTE Academic: 59 overall with a minimum of 59 in each component.
English language programmes

Don’t meet the English language requirements? INTO City, University of London offers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university.

These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses.

International entry

As a part of City, University of London, Urdang is part of a diverse, international community of students, and we welcome applications from around the world. 

We have Home Office approval to teach students at all City, University of London sites, including Finsbury Town Hall. 

For all details on visa applications and enquiries please see our Student Visa pages for more details.

Find out more about this course

Structure and track system

After the first year, you may choose a more focused study track:

  • Track A: triple threat training; singing, acting and dance.
  • Track B: singing/acting focus.
  • Track C: dance-based focus.

This allows you to choose a direction of study in the second and third year of the course that is in line with your natural talent and likely destination. These tracks give the opportunity to explore your strengths and passions in greater detail, and opens the degree to students whose strengths lie in or one or more specialist areas.

Year 1

In the first year of study you will study all disciplines in order to develop skills in the fundamental skills required for dance and musical theatre.

Year 2

In year two, alongside the core modules, you may choose a more focused study track: triple threat training, singer/acting focus or a more dance-based focus.

Year 3

In the third year, alongside the core modules, continue on your chosen study track.

Teaching and assessment

Each module is assessed independently and methods may include:

  • end-of-semester exams
  • written assignments
  • oral and poster presentations
  • class tests
  • practical and performance assessments
  • and project reports.

The early years of your course are assessed mostly by guided and set assessment questions and tasks, developing over time to independent and tailored assessment in project and practical work. This model reflects your ability to specialise in Years 2 and 3, after undertaking thorough grounding of core principles at the start of your studies.

Feedback is an essential part of learning and we use a wide range of methods, such as written feedback on your assessments, class feedback sessions and discussions with your tutor. You’ll receive feedback on each assessment, highlighting the positives of your work as well as any areas that need more attention. Practical classes also enable students to receive continuous feedback through corrections and guidance on technique and performance.

Fees and funding
Fees for year 2023/24
UK

£9,250

Overseas/EU

£19,770

The tuition fees indicated are for the 2023/24 academic year only.

Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City’s increased costs of delivering educational services.

This increase will be 5% for each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.

Funding options

Explore up-to-date information about funding options, available financial support and typical living costs.

  • Fee waivers are available for this course.
  • Means tested support is available for 2023/24 entry.
Additional expenses

Some of our degrees may involve additional expenses which are not covered by your tuition fees. Find out more about additional expenses.

How to apply

This course is now open for applications.

Please read carefully the application and audition process for this course.

You can apply to up to five universities or institutions on the form.

The UCAS code for City, University of London is C60.

Please take care to enter the correct course code when applying, particularly for subjects with a Foundation year or with BEng (Hons) and MEng (Hons) or BSc (Hons) and MSci (Hons) options.

UCAS has implemented an ‘invisibility of choices’ policy so that, on the initial application and while you are receiving decisions, each institution can see only their entry and not those of other institutions you have chosen. This ensures that your application for a course at City is considered solely on your academic and personal qualities.

You should submit your completed application form to UCAS with a £26.50 application fee. If you want to apply to City, University of London only, you can make a single choice application at a reduced rate of £22.

For enquiries about the admissions process at City, please contact our Admissions Office.

Complete the Admissions enquiry form.

Call: +44 (0)20 7040 8716.

If your enquiry is about admission to a particular course, please use the contact details provided on the course page.

When to apply

Your application for entry in September 2023 should arrive at UCAS between September 2022 and 25th January 2023.

Applications that arrive after 25th January 2023 will be considered only at City’s discretion.

Contacting UCAS

Website: www.ucas.com

Address: Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), Rosehill, New Barn Lane, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 3LZ

Telephone:

from inside the UK 0871 468 0468
from outside the UK +44 (0)871 468 0468

For callers with hearing difficulties:

from inside the UK use the Text Relay service on 18001 0871 468 0468
from outside the UK dial +44 151 494 1260 (text phone) and then ask the operator to dial 0871 468 0468.

Final year students

Summer show productions

Production of 'Kinky Boots' the musical 2022.
Production of 'Kinky Boots' the musical 2022.
Production of 'Urinetown' 2021.
Production of 'Urinetown' the musical 2022.
Production of 'Urinetown' the musical 2022.