Training Opportunity

Gap Year Actor Musician

New for September 2021, we introduce the Actor Musician course. Aimed at confident actors who are also strong on at least one musical instrument.

There is an ever-growing demand for actors who play well and can make their music part of the show - this course blends acting, singing, dance and also a study of techniques to incorporate your musicianship into acted roles on stage and screen.

This is a one year course for actors without a previous Diploma Level 3 qualification in Performing Arts (but you must have a Level 3 qualification in another subject). It is taught over four days a week for 28 hours.

Totally funded (funded) if you are aged 18 on 1st August 2021 and a British Citizen

In 2020 - 100% of our Gap Year students passed, and 98% gained a Distinction or Distinction star grade!

The course specialises in Musical Theatre for actors who play instruments, but the course is blended and offers Acting, Singing, Screen Acting, Dance, Performing with instruments and technical aspects. You will share many classes with our Musical Theatre and Producers pathways, but also have classes unique to your specialism.

Taught by industry professionals including Sam Spencer Lane - West End choreographer and former head of musical theatre at Mountview and Jonathan Ashby Rock - CEO of Hounslow Arts Centre. We will prepare you for the next level of your training!

Guests in 2021 have included stars and creative professionals from 42nd Street, SIX, Hamilton, Lion King and more. We have also worked with award-winning writers and performers including Ben Watson, Casey Andrews. And large producers including Paul Taylor Mills.

Entry is by audition, and meeting other academic criteria.

Recent graduates have gone on to schools including Urdang, Mountview, Royal Central, Chichester, Italia Conti and many more.