BA (Hons) Actor Musician
Leeds College of Music's Actor Musician programme offers rigorous training for actors / instrumentalists who want to tell stories, and the stories of others, on stage through devised theatre, adaptation and ensemble practice. This is the programme for anyone wanting to create a small theatre company, explore new mediums or change the face of modern theatre.
The programme focuses on intense training in Acting, Voice, Movement and instrumental tuition. Offering 30 hours contact time per week, and delivered over 30 weeks of the year, you will particularly develop your skills as a multi-skilled ensemble member.
Your third year is designed around what you need to make a career in the industry – showcases and productions for invited industry professionals as well as the opportunity to develop touring music and theatre ensembles.
1:1 training sessions are included across the programme to help you develop specific skills relating to your instrument. We are looking for musicians from all genres with all kinds of instruments, influences and genres.
Uniquely for Actor Musician courses we’re also interested in students who produce electronic music, rap artists and beatboxers – supported by our established Music conservatoire team.
Collaboration is at the core of all we do at Leeds College of Music. The Actor Musician programme is centred on collaborative creativity in small groups and ensemble companies, as well as developing collaborative partnerships with students on the Acting and Musical Theatre programmes. Students will also have opportunities to work with industry leaders in the world of actor musicianship and collaborative theatre.
Training within a music conservatoire means there are also opportunities to work with other musicians as collaborators, giving students the opportunity to develop their instrumental craft and expand their musical knowledge.