Fourth Monkey believes that actor training should be for everyone. As such, we make every effort to ensure our fees are kept as low as possible. Please remember that all aspects of the training described are included within the listed cost.

We also adopt an accelerated learning approach to our programmes with our four term academic years. We do this with a view of both reducing the financial implication of training for up to three years and to ensure we deliver a full programme of training; a training year, in our opinion should be a full years training and experience.

Course Fees

Two-Year Rep

£700 An initial acceptance fee (non-refundable) upon returning paperwork to secure a place
£10,750 Year One
£10,750 Year Two
£21,500 Total

This is all inclusive of all additional costs, including all travel fees as well as the production of an individual final showreel and voice reel for the students professional use.

 

Two Year Rep Payment Schedule

£700 Acceptance fee, payable upon acceptance of a place
£3600 Payable by 1st July, prior to commencement of term in September Year 1
£3600
Payable by 1st December Year 1
£3550
Payable by 1st March Year 1
£3600 Payable by 1st July prior to commencement of term in September Year 2
£3600 Payable by 1st December Year 2
£3550 Payable by 1st March Year 2

 

Year of the Monkey

£700 An initial acceptance fee (non-refundable) upon returning paperwork to secure place
£6600 Course fees

 

Year of the Monkey Payment Schedule

£700 Acceptance fee, payable upon acceptance of a place
£2200 Payable by 1st July, prior to commencement of term in September
£2200 Payable by 1st November
£2200 Payable by 1st January

 

As a charity organisation, all of our student fees go toward the training we provide, keeping it ethical in it’s delivery and delivering the highest calibre of training we possibly can.

Fourth Monkey has, at present, actively decided against applying for accreditation for its programmes. This is a decision to protect our training and our right to change and evolve our programmes without hindrance from an umbrella organisation or associated institution. Consequently, our actors in training are therefore not eligible for student finance. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Fourth Monkey is a registered Learning Provider, registration number [REG01-21340]. 

 

How to fund your training

The responsibility of funding the training is ultimately that of the individual and we strongly advise those applying to have considered their means of funding prior to attending an audition.

Some suggested and previously successful routes to aid financing the training are as follows:

  • Crowdfunding platforms
  • Sponsorship from business, associates, family, friends
  • School/college alumni funds
  • Local/charitable organisations with a specific interest in the arts
  • Short term loan options 

 

Although we cannot recommend a particular method of funding your training, we encourage you to do your own research into funding options. Avenues of potential funding include the Prince’s Trust, the William Barry Trust, the Talisman Charitable Trust, The Richard Carne Trust or the Scarr-hall Memorial Trust.

In addition, many of our students work flexible jobs around their training and we support them with these needs by providing a list of associated employers and suggested avenues upon acceptance. Our students are registered as students with Transport for London, for a reduction in travel costs. Students should also be eligible for reductions on council tax payments when living in shared-student housing.

 

Scholarships

Fourth Monkey operate a selective scholarship scheme, details of any such awards are made available via our website or our partners’ web pages when available. On rare occasions, this may be offered at the audition stage, but in most instances, financial assistance by means of scholarship would not be given until the actor is in their second year of training on the Two Year Rep programme (scholarships are not available for the Year of the Monkey one year intensive programme).

At this point, we would have developed a working relationship whereby we know more about the actor in training and their personal circumstances, as well as having observed how they are trying to fund the course. There is an expectation that they would have tried to raise finance elsewhere to support their training.

 

Here to help

Once registered to enrol and to join the Fourth Monkey family, our friendly staff are on hand to support our actors in training with their student registration, housing, employment and any other matters that may require assistance to aid the process of making the move and settling into life as an actor-in-training in London.