Leeds Conservatoire

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Actor Musician

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Course summary

Leeds Conservatoire's Actor Musicianship programme offers practical training for actors with instrumental skill. Through practical skills training in Acting, Music, Movement, Spoke and Sung Voice and Performance-based Research you will develop the skills to be a highly employable, multi-disciplinary storyteller. Training as an Actor Musician in a conservatoire environment puts you in a unique position. You will benefit from the teaching expertise of the music conservatoire, working with 1:1 instrumental teachers and the industry professional team delivering the BA Acting programme. Training is physical, practical and demands consistent creativity. You are required to be fearless, as you acquire new skills and challenge those you arrived with. Training includes ensemble skills classes, 1:1 instrumental lessons, music ensembles, skills in context, seminars and rehearsals; culminating in a final year season of performance that serves as your industry introduction. The programme celebrates individualism. You will develop your acting and music skills alongside your individual artistry, practically exploring ways of sustaining a portfolio career as a multi-disciplinary artist. We actively encourage cross programme collaboration with artists from other disciplines throughout your training, supporting our ambition for students to establish a creative network in training, originate live performance and carry both into the profession. Throughout training, students are given the opportunity to collaborate with theatre companies and leading artists in the region developing new live performance.

Course details

Modules

This course is a full-time, high-contact, vocational training programme, taught in six academic semesters over three years. Contact time averages 30 hours per week, across 30 teaching weeks each year. The course has two core strands; Skills Training and Artistic Development, and the time assigned to each adjusts each year to promote the transition from learner to independent artist. All modules on the programme have been developed around key themes at each level: Self and other (Level 4) Style and Character (Level 5) Public performance and transition to the industry (Level 6) Year 1 (Level 4) Compulsory modules: Actor Musician Skills: Acting Technique Actor Musician Skills: Music Actor Musician Skills: Voice Acting Skills: Movement Acting Skills: Research for Performance Artistic Development: Self as an Artist Year 2 (Level 5) Compulsory modules: Acting Skills: Rehearsal Practices Acting Skills: Voice in Context Acting Skills: Movement in Context Actor Musician Skills: Music in Context Artistic Development: Arts Industry Project 1: New Work and Adaptation Year 3 (Level 6) Compulsory modules: Artistic Development: Live Performance Artistic Development: Recorded Performance Artistic Development: Self in the Industry Module specifications can be found via the Leeds Conservatoire website: http://bit.ly/LC-ActorMuso-UCAS

Assessment method

The course is assessed via practical assessments and performances, coursework, portfolios, technical tests, presentations and written work. Formal assessments tend to take place over a period at the end of each semester or the end of the year. There are a handful of assignments with deadlines halfway through a semester.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
W321
Institution code:
L30
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Please visit the international page on our website for further information: https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/courses/international-applicants/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements: Applicants should also have achieved a minimum of three GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above. All applicants will be required to either attend an audition or submit a portfolio of work. Applicants may also be required to attend an interview. Please see https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/audition for up to date details of our audition process. English Language requirements: All applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirement, as set by the conservatoire. For UK applicants this is GCSE English Language at grade C/4. Equivalent qualifications, such as Functional Skills English Level 2 or National 5 English grade C, will also be accepted. For applicants that require a Student Visa to study in the UK, the standard requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/entry-requirements

Additional entry requirements

Audition

Interview

Portfolio


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
82%
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93%
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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 £17500* Year 1
International £17500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

For details of any additional costs associated with your course, please see https://www.leedsconservatoire.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate-study/fees-funding/tuition-fees/.
Actor Musician at Leeds Conservatoire - UCAS