University Centre at Wakefield College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Actor Musician

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Course summary

There is an increasing demand in professional theatre for practitioners who have the versatility to combine top-level skills in acting with professional musicianship. Contemporary theatre practice incorporates multiple disciplines, performers are required to ‘act’ in the traditional sense, but increasingly, to also play instruments.  The BA (Hons) Actor Musician programme offers distinctive and practical dual training for actors who have musical skills and musicians who have acting skills.  The BA (Hons) Actor Musician programme aims to create employable graduates who combine such dual skills to the highest level.  The BA (Hons) Actor Musician programme provides an integrated approach within a vocational creative environment in pursuit of a sustainable career within the performance and entertainment industries.  The BA (Hons) Actor Musician programme aims to create professionals who appreciate and understand the creative and aesthetic skills associated with contemporary performance.  The BA (Hons) Actor Musician programme offers a unique, exciting and demanding training in professional acting and musicianship.

Course details


 The course aims to build on skills, knowledge, and experience of both Theatre and Music Performance. The skills developed on this programme are relevant to the requirements of people who wish to pursue a career in the Performance Industries as an Actor Musician.  The course combines work-based learning with academic study, developing existing skills, and knowledge of the industry and the history of Performing Arts (Acting) and Music. It is suitable for individuals who wish to enhance general and creative skills using Acting and Music as a platform.  The programme aims to produce individuals who are capable of taking control of their own career pathway, who are motivated and entrepreneurial. To provide an integrated approach within an academic and vocational creative training environment in pursuit of development and sustaining a career within the performance and entertainment industries as an actor-musician.  Graduates of the programme will have the ability to work effectively both independently and with others, they will have strong organisational skills and be capable of creative, and reflective thinking and will have the confidence to take the necessary risks to become outstanding in their chosen field.  An exploration of the theoretical concepts associated with Performing Arts (Acting) and Music underpins the practical aspects of the course. Through practical classes a wide range of performance techniques drawn from world-renowned practitioners and theorists will be developed enabling the student to become a more versatile and diverse practitioner. Areas to be explored include the development of creative industries, professional performance development, Industry experience, and project development and implementation.

Assessment method

Assessment on the programme is designed to be an integral part of the learning process for students and to enhance and confirm their knowledge and practice. Assessment reflects sector practice to ensure students have the tools to enter the work force or are equipped to follow a career in their chosen specialism. As a result, the majority of assessments are vocational. Summative assessments will provide a measure of the extent to which students have achieved the learning outcomes of the modules. Assessment methods are different for each module and relative to the nature of the outcomes.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

All applicants must complete a satisfactory interview. All applicants are also required to audition consisting of an interview, 1 two-minute contemporary monologue and 1 two-minute classical theatre monologue and perform a piece on their choice of instrument.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6750 Year 1
England £6750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6750 Year 1
Scotland £6750 Year 1
Wales £6750 Year 1

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