Fees

Fourth Monkey believes that actor training should be accessible to every individual who has the drive and determination to work within a very competitive yet rewarding industry.

Traditionally, actor training has been the preserve of those who could afford it. However Fourth Monkey’s mission is to revolutionise the arts and to diversify the voices we hear on stage, which is why we are committed to opening access to our courses. As a charity organisation, all of our student fees go toward the training we provide, keeping it ethical in its delivery and delivering the highest calibre of training we possibly can.

We know that the financial investment in actor training is substantial, but insist that it should not be prohibitive. This is why we work with each and every student to whom we offer a place, to make sure they know how they will fund their training and offer support where possible.

The financial implication of actor training can seem daunting, and many individuals may be deterred from pursing it, choosing instead to follow another path in education or work. Our aim here is to demonstrate that you should not be put off and to show you the various ways you can fund your training, whether on your own or with support.

 

An Affordable Course

Our approach to making our training financially accessible begins with the construction of our courses. We adopt an accelerated learning approach to our programmes, with our four term academic years. This reduces the financial implication of training for up to three years; a training year, in our opinion, should be a full years training and experience.

This also means you only have to fund your living costs for two years, as opposed to the more traditional three, a significant expense which can often be miscalculated. We also subsequently get you out in the world working a year sooner!

We have no hidden fees. When you study at Fourth Monkey, you’ll pay the course fee + £60 for uniform. We also charge every student the same rate, whether from the UK, Europe or beyond – our costs don’t change so why should yours?

If you want to boost your professional practise once you have graduated, we even offer you a discount on Professional Development courses. This is part of our ethos – once a Monkey, always a Monkey – and we’re not here to make money out of our family.

How to fund your training

The responsibility for funding your training ultimately lies with you and we strongly advise that you consider your means of funding before you attend an audition with us. However, we have experience with how to fund actor training and can help you through the process. Together, we can support you as you plan a funding strategy.

Course Fees

BA(Hons) Acting

£22,200/Entire fee over Two Years

YEAR 1 – £11,100
YEAR 2 – £11,100
TOTAL – £22,200

Fees include the production of an individual final showreel and voice reel for the students professional use.

 

Students will be entitled to apply for a government loan to help cover the cost of their course (course fees for entry in 2020/21 currently stand at £11,100 per year). For more information on the type of student funding available, please visit the Gov.uk website.

Students who have an offer of a place on the BA (Hons) Acting Accelerated Degree for September 2020 will need the following details when checking the type of funding available to them:
 
Learning Provider: Falmouth University
Course: Acting – Fourth Monkey – Sept Starters – 2Yr – On Campus 

PAYMENT PLAN

Paying with a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England

If you have applied for a Tuition Fee Loan from Student Finance England, please check your payment schedule from the Student Loan Company to confirm that you have been awarded the correct amount. The Student Loan Company will automatically pay the tuition fees on your behalf directly to Fourth Monkey, on the dates specified on the payment schedule.

Student Finance England website

Paying tuition fees without the Tuition Fee Loan

Students who are not applying for a Tuition Fee Loan and are intending to make the fees payment directly themselves, can either pay the full tuition fees of £11,100 by 14 September 2020. Alternatively, the payment can be made by two instalments of £5,550 by 14 September 2020 and £5,550 by 5 January 2021.

If you have any further or more in-depth queries about Student Finance, the Student Funding Team at Falmouth University (our degree-awarding partner) are on hand to help and answer any questions you may have. They are available Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, and their contact telephone number is 01326 213744.

Other extra purchases related to the course are as follows:

  • Uniform (£60+) mandatory
  • Knee Pads (£5+) mandatory
  • Headshots (£150+) mandatory in second year – advice will be given
  • Spotlight (£150+) optional, but professionally advised
  • Stage Combat Gloves (£10+) mandatory in second year – advice will be given
  • Number padlock (£3+) mandatory
  • Script Folder (£10+) optional

Year of the Monkey

£6,600/Year

Plus £700 non-refundable acceptance fee upon returning paperwork to secure place

 

 

PAYMENT PLAN

£700 – Initial non-refundable acceptance fee upon returning paperwork to secure place
£2200 – Payable by 1st July, prior to commencement of term in September
£2200 – Payable by 1st November
£2200 – Payable by 1st January

 

 

Other extra purchases related to the course are as follows:

  • Uniform (£60+) mandatory
  • Knee Pads (£5+) mandatory
  • Spotlight (£150+) optional, but professionally advised
  • Stage Combat Gloves (£10+) mandatory – advice will be given
  • Number padlock (£3+) mandatory
  • Script Folder (£10+) optional

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