Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Course Introduction

This course is aimed at artists from a range of music and theatre backgrounds, including musicians, composers, theatre makers, devisors, spoken word artists, beatboxers and poets. Through cross'art form projects, students collaborate, communicate and lead in a range of cultural and socially engaged contexts. The course will develop their curiosity, stimulate their imagination and help them to generate original work, while preparing for life in the professional arts industry, with a strong focus on entrepreneurship and employability. The programme focuses on the following areas of training: developing individual artistic craft through bespoke training; training students to work as part of a cross arts company, creating new work which is live, recorded and digital. Giving students the opportunity to collaborate with people in a range of community settings (eg. hospitals and healthcare, criminal justice, schools), creating participatory and socially'engaged artistic work. Helping students to understand and develop creative enterprise skills, including setting up a company, fundraising, project management and cultivating employability and transferable skills.

Course Modules

Year 1: experiments and explorations; starting out: the identity, sharing stories about yourself and creating work together as a company; collaborative performance project; outside in; PREP (practice, reflection, enterprise, profession). Year 2: developments and discoveries; inside out; pop up performance; commission; PREP. Year 3: placements and the profession; the residency; final project.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £20,800  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • BTEC National Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Higher