Fees & Funding
Jonathan Groff visits The MTA
The MTA has actively decided against applying for any form of accreditation, or indeed offering any formal qualification, as we feel that our independence from any umbrella organisation or academic governing body gives us far more flexibility to offer a constantly evolving course – which is 100% truly vocational. If you’d like to read more about this decision please click here where the Principal has written a blog about the subject.
Therefore you are not entitled to apply for any student finance – which is why we are committed to our #50percent campaign
The MTA is working hard on it’s #50percent campaign in a bid to make 50% of its places available with 50% scholarships or bursaries. When funds are available these will be offered to students who can prove that they are not in a financial position to access the course without the help of the college. As we strive to meet this goal if funds are your only obstacle to apply for our award winning course, we ask that you simply contact the college if your application has been successful, as we pride ourselves on working closely with families to find a way to always ‘make it work’. Different payment schemes can be arranged to help you. . . just talk to us. Do not let money be the obstacle between you and training #theMTAway
The MTA has been designed from the outset to keep student fees accessible – by accelerating the course we have already successfully managed to reduce the fees by up to a third of our main competitors, as don’t forget you are only having to fund 2 years of living costs instead of 3. Meaning that you are out earning a year earlier.
Patron Lara Pulver with Masterclass guest Georgia Stitt
Meet the Patrons: Sue Vincent & Amanda Abbington
The MTA is completely funded by our students’ fees. Students are required to find the full course fees themselves – plus support themselves living in London.
The MTA has never been a college for the privileged few – it was formed with the sole intention of being an ethical college designed to train people who want to make a career in Musical Theatre performance. In line with our ethical policy we don’t charge overseas students a higher rate to study with us – it doesn’t cost us anymore to train them!
We never want to turn down a successful applicant purely on the grounds of finances. We are seeking to provide a series of 50% scholarships for students unable to fund their entire course. It should be noted that no assistance will be given until the student is in their 2nd year – by which time we would really know the student; seen how they are trying to fund the course, and know more about their personal situation and lifestyle. The student will have tried to raise the finances elsewhere e.g. applied for grants etc. We would also expect the student to have applied for and received other revenue sources first.
We are aiming for a day where we have the resources and backers in place to facilitate a large percentage of our students being able to utilise scholarships.