Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive, practical, Drama UK accredited training for actors who have musical skills. It is taught by the same team as the Acting programme, and shares the same core disciplines and approaches to performance. 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 also be developing your existing musical skills for use within a variety of performance contexts. Perhaps most importantly, you will explore how these skills interconnect. Your actor's imagination will be developed to help you create, lead and make music, whilst acting classes will explore the musicality of performance.

Course Modules

Year 1: Skills of the actor musician (voice); skills of the actor musician (movement); skills of the actor musician (approaches to acting); skills of the actor musician (music); contemporary text project; late 19th Century text project. Year 2: advanced akills of the actor musician (music); advanced skills of the actor musician (voice and movement); advanced skills of the actor musician (approaches to acting); the project blocks (triple modules). Year 3: Independent research project; professional preparation; recorded media; classic text; music theatre; new writing.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCC
  • Tariff 96
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific

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The course is well organised and is running smoothly 88%
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£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 88
Studying 2
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Unemployed 6
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76% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 29%

Total Practical: 71%