Please note that the below terms are a reduced edition only. A full-set of Associated Studios terms and conditions form part of the contract for any of our part-time and full-time courses. To request a full set, please email info@associatedstudios.co.uk.

Membership

Associated Studios reserves the right to refuse or withdraw membership.

Membership is normally offered after a successful audition, or if a member of the management team recommends you, or if you have trained at an accredited drama school.

Non-attendance or persistent lateness to events and classes or failure to pay outstanding fees may result in your membership being terminated.

Inactive members may be required to attend a brief re-assessment.

Auditions

The Associated Studios holds regular auditions for courses and membership approximately once a month. There is an audition/application fee, payable in advance which is non-refundable.

Musical Theatre applicants are asked to prepare two contrasting songs and a short monologue. Opera Singers are asked to prepare two contrasting arias.

Actors are asked to prepare a classical and a modern monologue.

The Studios requires at least one week’s notice to reschedule your audition.

Should you need to reschedule your audition within one week of the agreed date, you will need to pay a second audition fee unless you:

  • provide a Doctor’s certificate to verify your illness
  • provide a letter from an agent, or other written proof that you have had a recall/audition/professional performance, which you did not know about in advance.

Overseas students are asked to send a video link showing their audition pieces and a written reference, after which a Skype interview is arranged.

Workshops/Masterclasses

Workshops and Masterclasses can be booked online, by phone – 020 7385 2038 – or by email – info@associatedstudios.co.uk

Workshops and Masterclasses must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Any unpaid reservations may be released to other members.

Any cancellation made up until a week (7 days) before the date of the Workshop/Masterclass will result in a credit note for the full value of the workshop, to be redeemed for another Associated Studios event within 6 months of the original booking.

Associated Studios is unable to offer refunds, credit or transfers for any cancellations within a week of the date of the Workshop/Masterclass. No refund/credit can be given for a missed class.

Any Workshops or Masterclasses cancelled by Associated Studios will result in 100% refund of the cost of the event, but Associated Studios cannot be held liable for any other costs incurred by the participants due to the cancellation.

Members attend Workshops and Masterclasses at their own risk and Associated Studios are not responsible for any personal belongings.

Latecomers may not be admitted to a Workshop or Masterclass, and no refund can be issued.

Part-time and Full-time courses

Places for part-time and full-time courses are offered following successful audition.

A 25% non-returnable deposit is payable on signature/return of the contract between the participant and Associated Studios and once funds have cleared your place is secure. Overseas students are required to pay a 50% non-returnable deposit.

The balance of the fee should be paid in full by the start of the course, except where an instalment plan has been agreed and approved by Associated Studios.

Following payment of your deposit, participants can apply to pay in monthly instalments, however the course must be paid for in full before it ends. Monthly payments must be made by direct debit on the 7th day of each month and will commence one month following the deposit payment. Full-time courses can be paid by termly instalments.

Successful applicants must provide the name and address of a guarantor (over the age of 25) to ensure payments are covered.

Failure to make the specified payments could result in dismissal from the course and no refunds will be made.

Associated Studios reserves the right to refuse admission to any person who has not paid the entire course fees in full, prior to course commencement, if other arrangements have not been made.

Once Associated Studios has issued you with a contract, participants are personally liable for all fees due. An exception may be made where a sponsor notifies Associated Studios that they accept liability. Such notification must be made in writing.

No refunds/rebates of fees will be made if you miss a class due to illness or if you are absent from the course for any other reason.

Associated Studios reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. Associated Studios will make every reasonable effort to give registered participants as much notice as possible.

Associated Studios reserves the right to amend timetables and class times as required. Associated Studios is committed to providing workshops and courses at a high level. However as coaching staff are industry professionals, timetables may be subject to change. Associated Studios endeavours to respond to the learning requirements of the participants on each course. This means that schedules and timetables may be amended to facilitate the most productive learning environment.

Where a course is cancelled, Associated Studios will offer either an alternative date for the course, a credit note of paid course fees, or a refund of paid course fees. Associated Studios shall have no other liability for cancellation including the cost of airfares, hotels or other expenses incurred. In the event of a course being cancelled once it has started, a pro rata percentage of the course fee would be refunded to cover any training not taking place.

If a student chooses to leave a course before its completion, full course fees would still apply.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course for any reason, you may request in writing that your place be deferred to a future course. Associated Studios does not commit to accommodate such requests, but, provided that there are reasonable and objective reasons (with supporting evidence) for deferment, such as illness, a professional performance or work engagement, Associated Studios will make reasonable efforts to do so as a goodwill gesture. Decisions regarding deferment will be assessed on a case-by-case-basis by Associated Studios. Should deferment not be possible, then you will forfeit any course fees paid and shall be obliged to pay any balance of course fees still outstanding on the respective due dates.

If the student chooses to withdraw their application, written notice must be received:

  • three months prior to the start date of the course to receive a 50% refund of any fees paid, or
  • two months prior to the start of the course to receive a 25% refund of any fees paid (this does not include the deposit which is non-refundable).

If you wish to withdraw after this date your full fee will still apply.

If you cancel or fail to attend the course for any reason, without the prior written agreement of Associated Studios, the full course fees are payable by you and not refundable.

Intellectual Property and Data Protection

Associated Studios retains all intellectual property rights in the courses and course materials, as well as any materials developed during the course. Associated Studios grants you a revocable, non-exclusive license to use such materials solely for the purpose of, and while, participating in the courses.

Associated Studios may take visual and/or audio recordings and photographs of participants during workshops, and reserves the right to use these, and/or the participant’s name, for promotional, management or educative purposes in the UK or overseas. You are deemed to consent to this unless you notify Associated Studios otherwise in writing, prior to the start of each course.

You agree that Associated Studios and other companies in the Associated Studios group of companies may use any data provided by you for management analysis and monitoring, the purchase and supply of materials, administration of customer accounts and the advertising of services and products provided by Associated Studios companies. You have certain rights under the law (exercisable by contacting Associated Studios) to have access to, rectify, object to the use for direct marketing of, or delete personal data held by Associated Studios about you.

Code of Conduct

The following conduct is expected of all course participants:

  • You must be punctual and ready to work before the commencement of each class. If you are even one minute late you could be excluded from the remainder of the day’s class, with the exception of extreme circumstances communicated to the office prior to arrival.
  • You must ask permission to be absent from any of the classes. In case of illness, Associated Studios must be informed by phone as soon as possible.
  • Mobile phones are to remain switched off at all times for the duration of the class (unless you are using them as a recording device).
  • Phones disturbing classes may be confiscated at the discretion of Associated Studios staff members.
  • You are expected to behave in a professional and courteous manner towards staff and fellow participants.
  • Smoking is not allowed in any of our venues.
  • Any person found in possession of, or using drugs other than those specifically prescribed for them during class time will be dismissed.
  • Alcoholic drink is not allowed in class and anyone found under the influence of alcohol whilst required for class will be suspended pending further investigation.
  • In the interest of all course participants, Associated Studios reserves the right to enforce the removal of any participant from the course whose behaviour or demeanour is, in Associated Studios’ reasonable view, considered unacceptable and which could be deemed to bring Associated Studios into disrepute.
  • Violence, harassment or abuse of any kind will not be tolerated in or around Associated Studios. Any form of damage to our equipment or premises, or illegal activity of any kind, will result in the immediate suspension of membership and could result in legal action.

Medical

Whilst you are not legally obliged to provide details of pre-existing medical conditions, if you are found to have an undisclosed condition that could compromise the safety of you, a colleague or member of staff whilst on the course, your place on the course may be jeopardised.

Liability

Associated Studios is committed to Equality and Diversity and to generating and sustaining a supportive and positive environment for staff and members. No individual person will be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy, race, religion and beliefs and/or sexual orientation.

Overseas students

Overseas students are responsible for applying for and obtaining all necessary paperwork, including Visas, to enable them to reside in the UK. Associated Studios will require photocopies of all documentation.