Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Actor Musicianship

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Course summary

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Reasons to study Actor Musicianship • Conservatoire actor musicianship training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners. • A practical actor training degree for actors who play musical instruments, actor musicians are in high demand in the industry. Over the years our students have signed with agents Eamonn Bedford Agency, Global Artists, Howard Cooke Associates, Olivia Bell to name a few. • Learn to integrate and develop your musical skills in performance to create, lead and make music alongside your work as an actor. • You will be guided by experienced staff, including industry professionals, who will help you to develop the skills of the actor musician though practical classes in movement, voice and approaches to text and character. • You will be involved in a number of public productions in your final year, including a main house production and an industry showcase. • Excellent studio and training facilities - purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces, the fully-equipped Rose Theatre and Barn Theatre, a flexible drama studio and a digital studio with motion capture and green-screen facilities. Career opportunities Our graduates can be found in a wide range of work; at leading regional theatres, in the West End, The Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre. In television, film, radio, young people’s theatre and in small scale touring theatre companies in the UK and Europe. You may also be interested in: Acting, BA (Hons) American Theate Arts, BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts, BA (Hons) “My degree really set me up for the industry.” Rosalie Craig, Actor Musicianship Alumna

Course details


Years 1 & 2: (Level 4 and 5) There are two semesters in each year, each including: A Skills Block: timetabled weekly classes in movement, voice, music making, composition, music directing and arrangement, acting, musicality, singing and study Performance Projects: full-time rehearsal processes culminating in performances that include music as a fully integrated element. Year 3: (Level 6) Independent Research Project: research and develop your own area of interest Recorded Media: developing skills in TV, film, radio and voice-over Professional Preparation: mock auditions, industry lectures, Spotlight registration and CV / Portfolio guidance London Showcase: performance event for an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals Main House Production: a fully mounted public production with students from the Acting Programme London Season: a fully integrated actor musician production performed in a London venue The New Writing Season: a series of commissioned pieces for actor musicians. Please visit our website to view the programme and module specifications in detail:

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

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  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA/MFA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We have links throughout the world in Europe, The Americas and Asia. We currently host students from over 45 different countries. We are training future graduates who will see the world stage as their future workplace. We are interested not only in welcoming international students and practitioners to our Sidcup campus and Central London locations but also working worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our International Student Guide useful: We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here:

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Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18000 Year 1

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Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College - UCAS