Dance and Drama Awards support talented individuals to access high quality training at some of England's leading private dance and drama schools. Awards are granted to those students who are the most talented and likely to succeed in the industry. All Dance and Drama Award students study for a Trinity College London Level 5 or 6 Diploma.
Students must meet the following residency criteria:
Students from Northern Ireland and EU countries are not eligible to receive maintenance support, although they are eligible for support towards their school’s fees.
Students who audition to start in September 2013 will study under new DaDA scheme arrangements. DaDA will continue to support students who show, at audition, that they are the most talented and likely to succeed in the industry.
If offered an award, the amount of support for fees and maintenance received will be based on an assessment of family income. The income assessment will be undertaken by the appropriate DaDA school, according to national scales.
If you want to apply for a DaDA or appeal against a decision not to be awarded a DaDA you should contact one of the DaDA schools.
Students who started their courses in 2011/12 and 2012/13 will continue to be supported to the end of their courses under the existing scheme rules – i.e. they will receive non-income assessed fee support and claim income assessed support for living costs.
Contact your DaDA school for more information if you are starting from September 2013.
Call the Learner Support helpline on 0800 121 8989 for more information if you started in the 2011/12 or 2012/2013 academic year.
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Provider of respected international qualifications in music, dance and drama.
A partnership of employers in theatre, broadcast and media industries to accredit vocational courses, act as a champion for the industry and optimise support for professional drama training and education.