This course offers distinctive and practical training for actors who have musical skills. Actor Musicianship is a conservatoire actor musicianship training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners. Alongside core training in movement, voice and approaches to text and character, you will learn to integrate and develop your musical skills in performance to create, lead and make music alongside your work as an actor. You will also develop your existing musical skills for use in a variety of performance contexts. Importantly, you will explore how these skills interconnect. You will learn from exceptional visiting tutors, who in the past have included Max Reinhardt (World musicologist, BBC Radio 3 presenter), Adjoa Andoh (Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, His Dark Materials, Bridgerton), Dele Sosimi (Afrobeat specialist), and Abigail Pickard Price (Watermill Theatre). Throughout the course you will have multiple opportunities to perform. In your final year, you undertake full scale performances in our on-campus theatres, and you’ll also perform as part of our London Season. You’ll also take part in an industry showcase in a London theatre from where our students regularly sign with agents. Actor musicians are in high demand in the industry, and many of our students sign with agents. Our graduates work internationally and in the UK, undertaking roles in renowned West End shows as well as at the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Our graduates also work in television, film, radio, and young people’s theatre. Many of our graduates form their own theatre companies, touring globally. “Previously I often felt like I had to choose between doing acting or music, but the Actor Musicianship course has given me the opportunity to combine the two in one unique practice. I’ve enjoyed using both disciplines to make discoveries about myself as a performer, as well as collaborating with my peers and other courses on professional level productions.” Georgina, Actor Musicianship student You may also be interested in: Acting BA (Hons) American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) European Theatre Arts BA (Hons)
Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/learn/undergraduate-courses/actor-musicianship/ Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
Assessment will be through: Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production 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/life-at-the-college/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/open-days-and-webinars/
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee 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. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2023/24 and are subject to change.