Course summaryOverviewThere 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.
- general musicianship
- individual instrumental work
- acting through song
- ensemble music-making.
In the third year you will get the opportunity to promote your work to leading industry professionals in:
- mock auditions
- two major theatre productions
- the West End agents' showcase.
Career and study progressionSome of the most popular careers for graduates include acting for theatre and theatre for young audiences. You may wish to undertake postgraduate study in your subject or even explore something new.
For more details please see the Career and study progression section.
For more information see our interview and audition page:
Other options available for BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship
- Full time - September 2017, Ealing site
Fees for home and EU studentsMain feeFees for our 2018 courses have not yet been released.
Help with funding is available to a range of students, whether you are studying full or part-time, in your home country or overseas.
You may be eligible for a student loan to cover the cost of tuition fees or a maintenance loan to support you during your studies. Additional funding is available to some types of students, such as those with dependants, disabled students and more. Find out more about applying for student loans and other funding options.
We also offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help you. Current scholarships include:
- Full Time Undergraduate Bursary: a £3,000 award for new undergraduate students.
- Path to Success Scholarship: a £4,000 award for students on a four-year degree course with a foundation year.
Other scholarships are also available, including awards for specific subjects. Find out more and check your eligibility for the scholarships and bursaries listed above.
Please note fees are paid for each year of study unless otherwise stated. You will be required to re-enrol and pay fees at the beginning of each academic year. Fees may be subject to government regulations on fee increases. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.