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Fees & Funding

Funding Your Training

We work with every applicant offered a place, to make sure they know how they’ll fund their training and offer support wherever possible.

Fourth Monkey’s mission is to diversify the voices we hear on stage, which is why we are committed to increasing access to our courses.

As a charity organisation, all of our student fees go toward the training we provide. 

 Tuition Fees & Costs

It is important to ensure you fully understand how you’ll fund your training before you apply to audition with us. The responsibility for funding your training ultimately lies with you and we strongly advise that you ENSURE YOU QUALIFY FOR A STUDENT LOAN before you APPLY FOR A STUDENT LOAN.

FYI: APPLICATIONS FOR FINANCE CAN BE MADE AS SOON AS YOU APPLY TO FOURTH MONKEY.

There will be some additional course costs to consider i.e. materials, equipment, or trips that are not covered by the tuition fees . Most UK students are able to take out a maintenance loan to assist with living costs.

 

CertHE Acting & Theatre Making

FEES | £9,250

FUNDING | Eligible for Tuition Fee Loan

DURATION | One Year (F/T)

Students on the CertHE Acting & Theatre Making at Fourth Monkey, accredited by Falmouth University, qualify for student loans towards tuition fees and maintenance loan towards living expenses.

Information to apply for Student Finance

LEARNING PROVIDER | Falmouth University

COURSE | Acting & Theatre Making-Fourth Monkey-Sept Starters-1Yr-On Campus

Additional costs relating to the course:

  • Uniform (£60+) mandatory

  • Knee Pads (£5+) mandatory

  • Number padlock (£3+) mandatory

Students are entitled to funding for a further three years of any chosen BA programme,  following completion of the CertHE course.

BA(Hons) Acting

FEES | £9,250 per annum

FUNDING | Eligible for Tuition Fee Loan

DURATION | Three Years (F/T)

Information to apply for Student Finance

LEARNING PROVIDER | Falmouth University

COURSE | Acting – Fourth Monkey – Sept Starters – 3Yr – On Campus

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

Students on the BA (Hons) Acting at Fourth Monkey, accredited by Falmouth University, qualify for student loans towards tuition fees and maintenance loan towards living expenses.

Additional costs relating to the course:

  • 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

 

BA(Hons) Acting:
Accelerated Degree

FEES | £11,100 per annum

FUNDING | Eligible for Tuition Fee Loan

DURATION | Two Years (F/T)

Information to apply for Student Finance

LEARNING PROVIDER | Falmouth University

COURSE | Acting – Fourth Monkey – Sept Starters – 2Yr – On Campus

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

Additional costs relating to the course:

  • 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

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 by telephone on 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:

  • 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

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.

Scholarships

 

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.

 

Our Scholarships

 

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:

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

 

Student Visa

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.

 

Training for all

 

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.

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