Conditions of Application

  1. A non-refundable Audition fee of £45 is payable by applicants for a place on a course at London Studio Centre. This fee is payable online as part of the application process.
  2. The audition fee may be refunded if the applicant does not fulfil LSC entry criteria for the year in which they have applied and is therefore not offered an audition.
  3. The audition fee is payable for application via video and overseas auditions.

Conditions of Enrolment

  1. Students registering for a place on a programme at London Studio Centre (LSC) are required to pay a £500 registration fee. The fee will be refunded when the student has completed their studies and all debts are cleared. If the registrant does not meet the conditions set out in the letter of offer and is therefore not able to enrol on the programme, the fee will be refunded. If the registrant decides not to take up their place for any other reason, the fee will be retained by LSC.
  2. To secure the offer of a place on a programme at LSC registrants must return the completed Registration Form, together with the registration fee, to the Admissions Manager by the date indicated in the letter of offer. Completion of the registration form includes a guarantor declaration. Information regarding tuition fees and support is included with the offer of a place which aims to ensure that students are fully aware of the expected fees associated with the chosen programme of study at LSC. Information is also provided on the website.  It is the students’ and parent/guardians’ opportunity to consider very carefully the financial commitment into which they are entering and to take full responsibility for it.
  3. Students failing to pay their fees according to the agreed instalment plan will be required to meet with the Director and normally have their admission suspended. If a student cannot continue to pay their tuition fees they will not normally be able to continue their studies, however fees will remain due.
  4. Registrants of the BA (Hons) degree programme, FdA Professional Dance Performance, BA (Hons) Professional Performance (Top Up) and MA Dance Performancemust provide proof of academic qualifications in accordance with the letter of offer. Registrants whose secondary education has been conducted in a language other than English may also be required to prove proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Test (IELTS) administered by the British Council, or the equivalent. All exam results must be supplied to LSC by the 31st August in the year of entry.
  5. All registrants are required to provide LSC with proof of identity. Copies should be sent with the registration form. Originals will be required at enrolment on the first day of term, e.g. passport or UK driving licence (provisional or full photo card licence only). Please do not send any original documents.
  6. The online medical questionnaire must be provided before the commencement of the course, a link to which will be sent to the registrant, normally in July.
  7. Tuition fee invoices are sent out for the full year’s fees prior to the commencement of the academic year, normally on the 1st August annually. Full tuition fees are due by the 1st September; however termly and monthly payment plans are available, details of which are sent with the invoice.
  8. A student may withdraw from the programme/course at any time, provided a full term’s written notice is submitted to the Registrar at LSC before withdrawal. If notice is given during term time, fees are liable for that term, plus the following term. E.g. to confirm withdrawal for the summer term, notice must be received prior to the first day of the spring term. If such notice is not given a further term’s fees shall be paid by the student in lieu of such notice. Please note: If a student fails to progress on the programme no claim shall arise for the return of any proportion of the fees payable for that term. There will be no reimbursement of fees if the student is unable to continue their studies through illness or injury; however, the possibility of an interruption of studies may be offered.
  9. Students enrolled at LSC must abide by its general regulations and policies, including LSC’s safeguarding policy. Students enrolled on a university validated programme/course also need to abide by those stated in the relevant validated Programme Handbook and the University Regulations. Students should be aware they are entering into a contract with London Studio Centre and the validating university involving mutual obligations.
  10. Students enrolled on the programme give consent that LSC will pass on personal data about themselves (that is possibly sensitive) to selected third parties, such as:
    1. The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA); further details about the information they require can be found on the HESA web pages. HESA fair processing notices are made available to students on LSC’s virtual learning environment, it is the student’s responsibility to read this information and contact the Registrar should they have any queries.
    2. The validating university.

Foundation Course Conditions of Enrolment

  1. Students registering for a place on the Foundation Course are required to pay a £500 registration fee; this will be deducted from the second fee instalment.
  2. If the registrant does not meet the conditions set out in the letter of offer and is therefore not able to enrol on the course, the fee will be refunded. If the registrant decides not to take up his or her place for any other reason, the fee will be retained by the college.
  3. To secure the offer of a place on a course at LSC registrants must return the completed Registration Form, together with the registration fee, to the Admissions Manager by the date indicated in the letter of offer. Completion of the registration form includes a guarantor declaration. Information regarding tuition fees is included with the offer of a place which aims to ensure that students are fully aware of the expected fees associated with the chosen course of study at LSC. It is the students’ and parent/guardians’ opportunity to consider very carefully the financial commitment into which they are entering and to take full responsibility for it.  Please Note: Student Finance is NOT available to students enrolled on the Foundation Course.
  4. Students failing to pay their fees according to the agreed instalment plan will be required to meet with the Director and normally have their admission suspended. If a student cannot continue to pay their tuition fees they will not normally be able to continue their studies, however fees will remain due.
  5. All registrants are required to provide LSC with proof of identity. Copies should be sent with the registration form. Originals will be required at enrolment on the first day of term, e.g. passport or UK driving licence (provisional or full photo card licence only). Please do not send any original documents.
  6. The online medical form questionnaire signed by the student’s doctor must be provided before the commencement of the course, a link to which will be sent to the registrant, normally in July.
  7. Foundation Course fees: Invoices are sent out for the full year’s fees prior to the start of the academic year.
    The tuition fees are payable in two instalments:

    • The first instalment is payable in early August.
    • The balance is payable before the following 1st December (the £500 deposit is deducted from the final instalment).
  8. If a student chooses to withdraw from the Foundation Course the student remains liable for the full year’s fees.
  9. Students enrolled at London Studio Centre must abide by the general regulations of the college. Students should be aware they are entering into a contract with London Studio Centre involving mutual obligations.
  10. Students enrolled on the programme give consent that LSC will pass on personal data about themselves (that is possibly sensitive) to selected third parties, such as:
  • The Office for Students (OfS)
  • The Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)

Guarantor Agreement for Tuition Fees:

London Studio Centre (LSC) requires each student to have a guarantor in place, this agreement is made between the guarantor and LSC. This guarantor agreement creates a binding legal contract. If you do not fully understand the nature of the agreement, then it is recommended you contact LSC or take independent legal advice before signing.

  1. LSC has offered a place to the student and should the student accept this offer the guarantor agrees to act for the student should they fail, for any reason, to meet the financial commitments arising from the course.
  2. This guarantor agreement refers to the current course being undertaken and any deferral of part of the course.
  3. If a student, following demand, fails to pay the tuition fees due under the fee agreement, the guarantor undertakes to pay LSC the fees within 10 days of receipt of a written demand from LSC or an agent acting on behalf of LSC.
  4. The guarantor shall pay on demand all reasonable losses and expenses of LSC incurred as a result of default by the student in the performance or observance of the student’s covenants under the fee agreement. Any failure of LSC in demanding or collecting the fees when they are due, and any time to pay which may be given to the student by LSC shall not release the guarantor or in any way affect the liability of the guarantor under this agreement. Should the guarantor die during the currency of the agreement, the guarantor’s estate will be liable as surety and co-principal debtor.
  5. This guarantee applies for the whole of the course and is not revocable during that course.
  6. It is agreed that there shall be no right to cancel this agreement once the course has begun and the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) regulations (2000) shall not apply in this case.

Who can sign as a guarantor?

  • They should be able to afford the tuition fees if the student is unable to pay
  • Be aged 18-75
  • Have a good credit history
  • Normally a parent/guardian (checks may be conducted)

Privacy Policy

For further information on the retention policy of applicant data, please see LSC’s Privacy Notice, Data Protection is Use of Student Data.

Audition Appeals

Applicants cannot appeal against the decision of the Audition itself, but they may appeal if new information is available about circumstances that affected the process, for example appealing based on illness. London Studio Centre has a policy not to offer individual feedback from the audition process.

Please see the Auditions Appeals and Complaints Procedure for more information.

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