Rose Bruford College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Actor Musicianship

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Course summary

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

Modules

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: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/actor-musicianship-ba-hons/

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W4W3
Institution code:
R51
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/join/visit-and-experience/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or audition.


English language requirements

You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
93%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
70%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18900 Year 1
International £18900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible.

Actor Musicianship at Rose Bruford College - UCAS