Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Actor Musicianship

General

Program Description

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Term Start: September 2020
  • Entry Requirements: 64 UCAS points
  • Mode of Study: On-Campus Learning

The Actor Musicianship programme offers distinctive and practical 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 through 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 the performance.

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Why choose this course?

  • A long-established and groundbreaking course, taught by an experienced team.
  • It is an accredited practical actor training for actors who play musical instruments; actor-musicians are in high demand in the industry.
  • Learn to integrate and develop your musical skills in performance to create, lead and make music alongside your work as an actor.
  • You will be guided by experienced staff, including industry professionals, who will help you to develop the skills of the actor-musician through practical classes in movement, voice and approaches to text and character.
  • You will be involved in a number of productions in your final year, including the main house production with Acting students and the London Showcase to which agents and casting directors are invited.

Employability & Industry

Graduates can be found in a wide range of work; at leading regional theatres, in the West End, RSC and National Theatre. In television, film, radio, children’s theatre, and in small scale touring theatre companies in the UK and Europe.

Alumni Success

  • Katie Brayben, Winner of 2015 Olivier Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for Beautiful
  • Lila Clements (Midsummer Nights Dream, RSC)
  • Rosalie Craig, Evening Standard Award Winner and Olivier Award nominee for The Light Princess, Threepenny Opera, National Theatre)
  • Tarek Merchant (Midsummer Nights Dream, RSC)
  • Sam Palladio, (Nashville, Strange Magic)
  • Alex Tomkins (Midsummer Nights Dream, RSC)
  • Jessica Warbeck (Women Beware Women)

*Source: Rose Bruford College agency representation monitoring.

Graduate Occupations

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:

  • Actors, entertainers and presenters
  • Musicians
  • Quality assurance technicians
  • Arts officers producers and directors
  • Teaching Assistants

Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017

Fee and Application Information

Accreditation

  • 30 Hours/week tuition
  • Mode of Study: Full Time

How to Apply

UK/EU Applicants

  • Institution code: R51
  • Course code: W4W3

International Applicants

Please e-mail international@bruford.ac.uk

Throughout the year Rose Bruford College staff hold interviews and auditions in Asia, Canada, Europe and the USA.

2019/2020 Fees

  • UK/EU Students - £9,250
  • International Students - £18,000

Audition Fees

You will also be required to pay a £55 audition fee for this programme.

We don’t charge an audition fee if you:

  • You audition as part of a progression agreement.
  • Your household income is under £25,000 per year.
  • You are in receipt of benefits including disability benefits: Universal Credit, PIP, DLA.
  • You are Care Experienced (Care Leaver/in the care of your Local Authority).
  • You have Caring Responsibilities (Young Carer/ Carer).
  • You are irreconcilably Estranged with no contact with parents/family due to a relationship breakdown living independently without financial/emotional support from parents/family.
  • You can offer other evidence of financial hardship.
  • ​You are being auditioned overseas.

If you think you are eligible for the above fee waivers, our admissions team will be able to provide you with more details when you apply.

Course content

Years 1 & 2: (Level 4 and 5)

There are two semesters in each year, each including:

  • A Skills Block: timetabled weekly classes in movement, voice, music-making, composition, music directing and arrangement, acting, musicality, singing and study
  • Performance Projects: full-time rehearsal processes culminating in performances that include music as a fully integrated element

Year 3: (Level 6)

  • Independent Research Project: research and develop your own area of interest
  • Recorded Media: developing skills in TV, film, radio and voice-over
  • Professional Preparation: mock auditions, industry lectures, Spotlight registration and CV / Portfolio guidance
  • London Showcase: performance event for an invited audience of agents, casting directors and industry professionals
  • Main House Production: a fully mounted public production with students from the Acting Programme
  • London Season: a fully integrated actor-musician production performed in a London venue
  • The New Writing Season: a series of commissioned pieces for actor-musicians

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Last updated Jan 2020

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