The Personal data within this Terms and Conditions form will be "processed" in adherence to the Data Protection Act 1988 by CAMDA Enterprises and CAMDA and the Principal in Gloucestershire ("CAMDA") for the purposes of teaching services in music and dramatic art, as well as administration, teaching, workshops, trips, health, safety and research, the provision of this organisations under legislation relating to children 6 to 16 years of age and adults 17 years and above (no upper age limit). CAMDA will not disclose the information contained forthwith to third parties at any point during the academic year or following completion of the CAMDA Foundation Diploma year course including for any marketing or advertising purposes. CAMDA itself may use the information to provide marketing information.

Fees and course times are provided in students individual bespoke timetables by the Principal and CAMDA's Education Team/Artistic Directors, together with the signed "Acceptance letter", "Fee note" for one academic year, drama and music "Handouts" and "Venue Sheet" for the CAMDA Foundation Diploma and other part-time courses. Application to CAMDA will only be considered valid and accepted if accompanied by the agreed payment/transfer of student's enrolment deposit and academic term fees. Receipt of the "Application Form", "Acceptance Letter" and any fees paid from the time of application will be confirmed in writing along with timetable, course programme and syllabus details. The acceptance of a student at CAMDA may not be confirmed until the aforementioned "Acceptance Letter" has been received by the Principal or Artistic Directors team.

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Written confirmation of successful application for fee paying and scholarship students per annum secures the individual has been allocated a place in an age-appropriate group at CAMDA which establishes a contract for the provision of workshop leaders, industry personnel and teachers to provide music and dramatic art classes together with a contract for teaching services.

The Scholarship awards are assessed by a professional panel at CAMDA and the awards giving for the successful candidates awarded a scholarship (2 per year) are at the discretion of CAMDA. The Panel decision for Scholarship awards is final.

The one year CAMDA Foundation Diploma takes place weekly, once a week, during standard academic terms. Term dates for the following term and subject matter plus performance will be made known in writing to individuals enrolled at the end of Autumn and Spring terms.

  • CAMDA reserves the right to exclude students from masterclasses, talks and workshops at its discretion.
  • CAMDA will from time to time take photographs and film footage of students during public events. If you do not wish for yourself or your child (age 6 to 16 years) to be photographed or filmed at any point at CAMDA, please inform the Artistic Directors and Education team in writing upon acceptance of a place.
  • CAMDA will occasionally take film footage or have professional photographers and photography for marketing and publicity material. If you do not wish for yourself or your child (if age 6 to 16 years) to be photographed or filmed in any capacity, please inform the Artistic Directors and Principal in writing with your "Acceptance Letter."
  • The Liability of CAMDA and that of its staff and freelance contracted Specialists and Masterclass workshop leaders is restricted to class time only between time slots 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm for students age 6 to 16 years weekdays, plus optional weekends according to Health and Safety Risk Assessment. Otherwise liability during workshops and masterclasses in scheduled timetables is restricted to gross negligence.
  • The liability of CAMDA and that of it's staff is restricted to weekday time slot 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm for students age 17+ enrolled on CAMDA's Foundation Diploma course and short courses - only to gross negligence.
  • CAMDA holds full Public Liability Insurance with Showtime Insurance for secure booking of spaces, theatre trips, venues, day trips, London trips and cultural venues in the UK and abroad.
  • Students participate in workshops and masterclasses at their own risk. CAMDA students participate at their own risk in venues and are obliged by law to inform CAMDA and all staff of any existing medical conditions or injuries upon confirmation of application.
  • CAMDA enjoys strong links with the UK theatre and film industry. If approached by Casting Film companies, Television stations, Producers, Agencies, Directors and other industry personnel, CAMDA reserves the right to declare an interest to relevant staff and students.
  • CAMDA reserves the right to act as agent for professional work secured as a result of CAMDA contacts and involvement. For students securing feature film work, CAMDA will arrange Chaperones and Transport. For work secured through CAMDA Enterprises and CAMDA Agency before graduation, staff and students are obliged to inform CAMDA.
  • Film, Theatre and Television contracts and engagements secured through CAMDA (The Artistic Directors, Education Team and The Principal) before graduation and upon graduating require a 10% or 20%, according to booking duration and role.
  • CAMDA reserves the right to make amendments and changes to the timetable and Masterclass staff.
  • All enrolled students at CAMDA are obliged to be in charge and care of their property and personal belongings. CAMDA can accept no responsibility or liability for damaged or lost property for students.
  • CAMDA reserves the right to provide changes to timetables, assistants, chaperone and workshop staff.
  • CAMDA is committed to the highest standard and quality of care and information, with every attempt made to present accurate, updated information. Cheltenham Academy give no warranty as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website and accept no liability for damage, loss or any inconvenience caused as a result of reliance on such digital information.
  • CAMDA takes all reasonable measures to ensure that information is not offensive or defamatory. The Cheltenham Academy of Music and Dramatic Art 'Mastercraft Syllabus' and bespoke CAMDA Foundation Diploma course is unique to CAMDA and the property of CAMDA Enterprises.
  • The CAMDA Way is a formula trademarked to CAMDA Enterprises and cannot be copied or used without permission from CAMDA. The CAMDA Way is a blueprint for dramatic excellence involving small class sizes guaranteed (no more than 16 in an age appropriate group), outstanding workshops, one to one tuition, individual feedback and dedication to the pursuit of drama - artistic excellence.


Fees are set by the CAMDA Conservatoire Trust Panel (CCTP). The Conservatoire is a privately-funded institution of CAMDA. This means UK and EU students are eligible for government-sponsored grants, financial aids and loans. Applications are direct to the Academy, not through UCAS, but this does not affect the ability to obtain financial support.

Information is through Government grants and loans. CAMDA gives guidance for financial support to low income applicants upon request.

Fees are paid in one payment, but can be paid in instalments per term in exceptional cases. If you are paying in instalments, fees are due upon confirming "Acceptance Letter" is sent and acknowledged in writing by CAMDA. Acceptance of a place means students are obliged to pay the fee for each academic term of the Diploma one year course (3 terms) and further short courses. Only in exceptional circumstances may withdrawal of a student at CAMDA be permitted before completion of the final term.

Due to the part time nature of CAMDA's Foundation Diploma course and other courses, students must make adequate provision to cover their living costs during the academic year for which CAMDA accepts no liability. Students who do not attend all required weeks of the academic year courses will not be permitted to graduate from the course or receive a certificate from CAMDA.

Fees must be paid upon acceptance in writing of a student place, or the place is forfeited or offered to a waiting list individual. Fees are non-returnable in the case of an enrolled student leaving after the commencement of term, for illness or any other reason.

* Fees at CAMDA shall be reviewed annually.


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CAMDA recognise that privacy is integral. CAMDA Enterprises works under the 1988 Data Protection Act regulations and shall never share student or staff personal information with a third party. CAMDA's Data Protection Policy provides further information.

CAMDA operates a Cancellation Policy to protect both staff and student. Where an enrolled student attends the CAMDA Foundation Diploma course for the first time upon term commencement, the contract can be terminated no later than 7 days after the first individual timetabled day. Termination of a course place can only be accepted in writing by CAMDA and agreed between student and CAMDA's Artistic Director Team. Any fees paid to CAMDA Enterprises over and above the deposit amount shall be refunded if the course is terminated no later than 7 days after the first timetabled day of term. Thereafter, the contract automatically continues for the consecutive term.

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