FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs | AMTA London2018-04-22T18:07:11+00:00
How much do the courses cost?2018-04-22T17:38:25+00:00

Your tuition includes all training, VAT and your flights to New York. It does not include accommodation in London or New York. Once you accept your place at AMTA we require a non-refundable deposit of £500 to hold your place.

2017 / 2018
One-Year Musical Theatre Course – £15,000
Two-Year Musical Theatre Course – £15,000 (Year One) / £15,000 (Year Two)
One-Year, Part-Time Musical Theatre Foundation Course – £3,000

When do you hold auditions?2018-07-16T15:39:14+00:00

We hold auditions throughout the year, either in person or via video. Once we receive your application we will be in touch to arrange a date and time. We make offers throughout the year so the sooner you audition the better as spaces are limited.

For more information on auditions check out our audition information page.

Am I able to work whilst training at AMTA?2018-04-22T17:54:37+00:00

Of course you can and most of our students do get part time jobs to help with their costs of living in London. There are a number of bars and restaurants in the area around our studios and of course you could also follow in the footsteps of many an Actor before you as an usher at one of the many West End Theatres.

We only train in the daytime (except when in production) so evenings and weekends are yours! There is homework to be considered so you will have to manage your time wisely.

How does the audition process work?2018-04-22T17:38:45+00:00

Once we receive your application you will be contacted straight away to tell you we received it.

Depending on the option from your application form you will then be sent the audition details for either in person at our studios or via video.

For more information on auditions, check out our audition information page.

How do I apply?2018-04-22T17:40:48+00:00

Simply click the tab that says ‘apply’ at the top of the page, complete the form and submit.

Do I need any particular qualifications to train at AMTA?2018-04-22T17:41:40+00:00

You don’t need to have achieved any particular grade, talent is what matters most to us. All you need is a good command of the English language and have an EU passport or a UK ancestry visa to allow you to study in the UK.

What happens after the audition?2018-04-22T17:41:48+00:00

After you have performed everything for the panel there will be general information session where we can answer any questions you have. Within one week of auditioning we will call you and let you know whether you have been successful or not. Yes, we will call you either way!

What should I prepare for my audition?2018-07-16T16:43:33+00:00

For your audition you will need to prepare the following:

– Two contrasting musical theatre songs (32 bar cuts, please bring sheet music)
– One monologue of your choice (under 3 minutes, no Shakespeare please)

There will also be a dance call, please bring appropriate clothing.

Please note, there is an administration fee of £50 for the audition and you will receive written feedback after your audition

Will AMTA charge me to apply?2018-07-16T16:42:13+00:00

Absolutely not. Applying is free. The only charge we make is a £50 audition fee (only payable once you accept your audition date) but for this you get personalised feedback from your audition and a guaranteed call with the result of whether or not you have been accepted.

How does transport work in London?2018-07-16T15:40:32+00:00

London City is split into Zones 1-9. Zone 1 is the centre of the city and most tube lines stop around Zone 6. Traveling between zones costs a set rate depending on what zones you travel through, Zone 1 being the most expensive. TFL or Transport For London run a ticketing system called Oyster. You get one from any tube station and it works like a membership card that you can either top up or buy travelcards for – daily, weekly or monthly and students can apply for a discounts on these. All ticket costs can be calculated on the TFL website – www.tfl.gov.uk

What level of English is required?2018-04-22T17:54:57+00:00

We accept people form all over the world (provided they have the correct documentation) and many of our students have English as their second language. However, it is important that each student have a good grasp of the English language both written and oral in order to be accepted.

Where can I find accommodation to share with people?2018-04-22T18:00:12+00:00

There will be many other students looking for accommodation in London. Upon acceptance of your place you will be added to a private Facebook group where you can chat to each other and find out who else is looking for a place to live.

Some useful websites to look for accommodation on are:
www.spareroom.co.uk
www.zoopla.co.uk
www.loot.com
www.gumtree.com
www.accommodationforstudents.com
www.rightmove.com

WARNING
When you move to London, do not under any circumstances transfer money to a landlord without having met them first, or their letting agent and seen the property in question. There are a number of people who run scams where they advertise properties that don’t exist, and ask for rent or deposit upfront by Western Union or some other sort of money transfer means. These people are operating illegally – you should never send money to anyone unless you have proof that the accommodation they are advertising exists and that the landlord is legit.

How much does it cost to live in London?2018-04-22T18:02:30+00:00

Costs vary greatly depending on where in London you decide to live but you must consider rent, bills, travel and food as your basic costs of living.

London City is split into Zones 1-9. Zone 1 is the centre of the city and most tube lines stop around Zone 6. If you want to live close to our studios in Old Street, which is Zone 1, then to share a flat with others will cost you around £700 including bills. If you decide to live further out, then rent and bills can get cheaper but travel costs will be more expensive.

You will also have to pay your utilities (water, gas, electricity), paid directly to the borough your house falls under and also internet and television license if you choose to have these. These should cost between £75 and £150 per month. This excludes travel costs. Full-time students are exempt from council tax, we can provide student status letters if you need to prove this.

If I am accepted can I defer my place to the following year?2018-04-22T18:01:10+00:00

We do not allow people to defer their offers to the following year. You would have to re-apply and re-audition for the following year.

Where can I get more information and assistance about financial support?2018-04-22T18:03:07+00:00

For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the www.gov.uk  website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.  Our learning provider number is 20845.

What other funding options are there?2018-04-22T18:03:39+00:00

Professional and Career Development loans are commercial bank loans that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.  You can borrow between £300 and £10,000 to help support the cost of up to two years of learning (or three years if it includes one year’s relevant unpaid practical work).  The Government will pay the interest on the loan while you are learning and for one month afterwards.  You will then need to start repaying the loan as you would any other commercial loan product.  You can use the loan towards the cost of your course fees or other costs such as travel and living expenses . You can also use the loan to supplement other forms of support such as grants or bursaries. Personal and Career Development Loans are only available to students on the One Year courses. The two year Musical Theatre Programme and Foundation Course are not eligible.

How can I pay the tuition?2018-04-22T18:03:46+00:00

We offer some options to pay your fees.  You can either pay your fees in full or we offer a payment plan option where you can pay off the fees over the course of eight months.  Details of the payment plan will be sent to you with your acceptance letter.

Please note – this is not a Pay-As-You-Go option and once you commence the course you are committed to paying the entire fee.

Can I apply from overseas?2018-04-22T18:05:23+00:00

You can apply from anywhere in the world, but at the moment you must have an EU passport or some type of UK ancestry visa to study with us. You can also audition via Youtube link if you will not be in London for the audition dates.

What ages do you accept?2018-07-16T16:41:06+00:00

Most of our students are in their early twenties but we have students as young as 18 and up to 35 years old. Age is not really a factor, it’s what you ‘bring to the table’ that counts.

You must be aged 18+ to train at AMTA.