There is an ever-growing demand in professional theatre for practitioners who have the versatility to combine top-level skills in acting with professional musicianship. This degree will enable you to develop industry-level skills as an actor alongside the ability to compose, musically-direct and play the music for the productions in which your appear.
Why choose this course?
Throughout your course you will have access to flexible industry-standard performance spaces with lighting and sound equipment, a dance studio, rehearsal rooms and other external facilities: including professional theatre venues. See our facilities page to find out more.
During the first two years of your training you will study the work of a variety of European acting practitioners including:
- Konstantin Stanislavski
- Sanford Meisner
- Uta Hagen
- Katie Mitchell.
This work will be complimented by a fundamental musical training which will include classes in:
- general musicianship
- individual instrumental work
- acting through song
- ensemble music-making.
As the course moves into the second year the focus in the acting modules will be on further and extended modes of performance - such as Epic Theatre, Restoration Comedy, Greek Chorus and Shakespeare. Your musical development will include the exploration of skills in musical direction, composition and the integration of acting and instrumental playing. You will also undertake classes to further develop your singing voice.
In the third year you will get the opportunity to promote your work to leading industry professionals.
Find out more information and apply:
For information regarding the audition process, see our interview and audition page.