Actor Musicianship MFA

Course Introduction

Why choose this course?

From Bradford to Broadway, actor-musicianship is now part of mainstream theatre culture, whilst remaining connected to its roots in the alternative theatre movement.

This unique MA offers you the opportunity to explore how to integrate the skills of music-making and acting in performance. Equipping you to create and perform work that contains the visceral power and poetry synonymous with actor-musicianship.

Rose Bruford College was the first to develop an actor-musician training course and is regarded as the world-leader in this field with a long history of graduates working at the forefront of this area of theatre practice.

Explore how musical and acting processes can interrelate and feed each other.

Employability & Industry

The course seeks to create a diverse and international cohort who can enrich each other?s learning and create new and surprising work for all sorts of audiences, in all sorts of places.

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £23,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £23,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MFA - Master of Fine Art £24,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have a first degree in music, acting or related field/equivalent professional work or equivalent professional or life experience. Admission by audition/workshop and interview.
  • International entry requirements: Applicants need to have a first degree in music, acting or related field/equivalent professional work or equivalent professional or life experience. Admission by audition/workshop and interview. For admission onto Rose Bruford College?s postgraduate programmes, applicants are required to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each component. We prefer certification from IELTS, but other tests are also may be accepted. For information about your local English language test centre you should contact the British Council in your own country.
  • IELTS score: 6.5