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Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Music Studies Acting Music Performance / Playing

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


13 months

Start date



The final module facilitates the creation of your original Artwork. This may be a performance; a conceptual paper; a multi-dimensional proposition of a project that you have developed and will pitch to professional organisations; it may be the practical articulation of your own practice, or a model and vision for your future organisation. It could be a book or a proposition for a PhD; it may be the presentation of your Research and Development for a theatre production, or the creation of a show reel, professional portfolio, and material for audition. It will be the culmination and distillation of the practice and vision you have developed over the course of your studies and reflect the integrity and originality of your practice. Your final project can be understood as the proposition launches you into the professional world.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.