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Rose Bruford College: Actor Musicianship

Institution Rose Bruford College
Department Graduate Studies
Study type Taught


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This unique, MA/MFA trains you to integrate the skills of music-making and acting in performance.

Developed and led by renowned Actor Musician Jeremy Harrison, this vocational programme builds on and extends the work developed on the College’s ground-breaking BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programme, drawing on our strong links to theatre-makers, directors, choreographers, writers, musical directors and performers involved in the development of this innovative area of theatre practice.

Taught through vocational training, practice research and project work, it aims to develop interdisciplinary as a core theatre-making tool, with a focus on innovation and work that responds to audience, place and space.

Why choose this course? - Expert training: 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.

  • Unique approach: 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.

  • Professional experience: The programme’s strong ties to industry partners and industry showcase are further enhanced by an exploration of place, space and community.

  • Performance opportunities: Explore and develop approaches to performance that responds to audience, place and space, creating an outwardly facing theatre-artist, ready to take their place as leading artists and active participants in cultural life.

The Programme Specifications are available to download from the links below: MA Programme Specification: MFA Programme Specification:

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Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

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