Fees & Funding
Postgraduate Tuition Fees & Costs
Postgraduate Loans are available from the Student Loans Company. Visit the Postgraduate Loans page for information on eligibility, payment details and repayment terms.
Postgraduate students are expected to have funding in place - for both fees and living expenses - before embarking on their course.
MA Collaborative Theatre
FEES | £11,100
FUNDING | Eligible for Postgraduate Loan
DURATION | One Year (F/T)
Students on the MA Collaborative Theatre at Fourth Monkey, accredited by Falmouth University, qualify for postgraduate loans towards tuition fees and living expenses.
Additional costs relating to the course:
Uniform (£60+) mandatory
Knee Pads (£5+) mandatory
Headshots (£150+) optional, but professionally advised
Spotlight (£150+) optional, but professionally advised
Number padlock (£3+) mandatory
Script Folder (£10+) optional
Should you have any queries about Student Finance, the STUDENT FUNDING TEAM AT FALMOUTH UNIVERSITY are on hand to help. They are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on Tel: 01326 213744.
We encourage you to do your own research into funding options.
Some suggested and previously successful routes to aid financing the training are:
Sponsorship from business, associates, family, friends
School/college alumni funds
Local/charitable organisations with a specific interest in the arts
Short term loan options
There are also a range of charitable trusts that offer support for young creatives. Please ensure that you research these fully before applying, to boost your chance of being successful.
Our approach to making our training financially accessible begins with the construction of our courses. Many of our students work flexible jobs around their training.
Helping you to access the arts
We’ve awarded over £375,000 in scholarships since 2010.
We offer partial and full scholarships for students who need them most each year and these are entirely funded by Fourth Monkey.
All scholarships are based on audition outcomes, personal circumstances and financial need. They are means tested, to ensure financial award is given to those who would otherwise be unable to train.
Fourth Monkey is proud to be able to offer financial aid to students who would not be able access our training without support and we are delighted that six of our valued patrons also offer support to our students.
THE EMRYS JOHNS SCHOLARSHIP awarded by the Artistic Director, to a student from an under-recognised community, who demonstrates exceptional talent, commitment and investment in the ensemble.
THE RONNIE COLLASH SCHOLARSHIP awarded by the Director of Training, to a student from an underrepresented community, in honour of the late Ronnie Collash, granted to a multi-talented student who embodies his joyful outlook on life.
Six Patron-sponsored scholarships:
THE JORGE DE JUAN SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a student who does not speak English as a first language
THE JONJO O’NEILL SCHOLARSHIP awarded to an applicant who displays individuality and personality
THE PAULA PAZ SCHOLARSHIP awarded to a student who aspires to make theatre, as well as train to be an actor
THE JACQUES COPEAU SCHOLARSHIP awarded to an applicant with exceptional movement ability
THE BRIGID ZENGENI SCHOLARSHIP awarded to an applicant displaying exceptional talent at audition
THE WINDRUSH SCHOLARSHIP awarded to an Essex-based student from the Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora, studying on the BA (Hons) Acting: Accelerated Course
Fourth Monkey also finance two awards in association with the Stage Newspaper:
THE STAGE SCHOLARSHIP One 50% scholarship, in association with The Stage newspaper.
In most instances, financial assistance would not be given until the actor is in their final term or year of training. This allows us to build a working relationship with you, learning more about your approach to your studies; attempts at funding the course by other means; personal situation; and lifestyle. There is an expectation that you will have tried to raise finance elsewhere to support your training.
EU & International Students
Following Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, freedom of movement between the UK and the EU unfortunately ended on 31 December 2020. EU citizens now require a visa for studying in the UK. This does not apply to Irish nationals, or anyone who benefits from Citizens’ Rights under the EU Withdrawal Agreement.
If you have confirmed settled or pre-settled status, you do not require a visa. As an EU student, you will be required to confirm settled or pre-settled status at point of application.
Without settled or pre-settled status, we regret that this course is not currently available to EU or International applicants who would require a Student Route Visa.
We are working hard to rectify this situation and, once again, be able to welcome all International Students to Fourth Monkey.
English Language Requirements
All International applicants should have excellent conversational English and be able to understand a variety of texts. As with UK applicants, our audition panel will be assessing how you deliver your speeches and interact with the panel at interview.
If English is not your first language you will need to meet the same standard expected of UK applicants, which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
A full list of English Language tests can be found on the Falmouth University website.
Fees & Funding
As part of our commitment to Accessibility, Fourth Monkey do not charge increased tuition fees to International Students.
We recommend contacting the Department of Education in your home country for details of any government funding or scholarships which may be available to you for overseas study.
Resources for International Students
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is a helpful resource to find information and advice for international students, including Brexit, immigration, funding, fees and wellbeing.