BA (Hons) Actor Musician

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Study BA (Hons) Actor Musician at Leeds College of Music

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.

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  • Duration: 3 Years
  • UCAS Code: W321 - Apply through UCAS - Institution Code: L30
  • Study Mode: Full time
  • Validated By: University of Hull

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Course Overview

Intense Training

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.

Multi-genre Instrumentalists

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.

Entry requirements, fees & applying

Course Facts

Course Type: Undergraduate, Single Honours
Duration: 3 years
Study Mode: Full Time
Start date: September 2020
Validated by: University of Hull

Entry Requirements

96 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include an A Level or BTEC Extended Diploma in an Music / Acting-related subject.

A minimum of three GCSEs including English Language at Grade C / Grade 4 or above or equivalent international qualification, eg IELTS 6.0 (5.5 in each component).

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Audition Information

UK applicants to BA (Hons) Actor Musician at Leeds College of Music will need to complete an audition.

Audition information will be available here from September 2019.

A refund of audition travel costs may be available for applicants from low income households.

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How To Apply

Apply via: UCAS
UCAS Code: W321
UCAS Institution Code: L30

Read our step-by-step application guide


Tuition Fees

2019/20 Tuition Fees: £9,250 (Home/EU Students), £16,500 (International Students - subject to Board approval)

Leeds College of Music will charge the maximum permitted tuition fee, and these fees may increase with inflation in subsequent years.  However, tuition fee levels are currently under review by the Government and the outcome is not likely to be known until at least Spring 2019. We will provide further information as soon as possible.

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Scholarships & Bursaries

Leeds College of Music provides a range of additional Scholarships and Bursaries.

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International Applicants

If you are an international applicant, visit our dedicated International section of the website for information on:

  • How To Apply
  • Auditions
  • International Entry Requirements
  • Fees & Funding
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Artist's impression of the new Quarry Hill building.

New Quarry Hill Site

Construction is well under way on the conservatoire’s industry leading performance facilities at a new arts campus. Located just a few minutes walk away from our main building on Quarry Hill, we will add a further 1,200 sq m of specialist teaching and practice space by September 2019 as part of the School of Performance.

With a panoramic view over the city landscape, the top floor of this £60m campus will house bespoke performing arts facilities for our new suite of theatre courses. Developed by industry leaders The Studio People, state-of-the-art dance and drama studio spaces will sit alongside a 180-seat purpose-built theatre for student performances. Three additional music ensemble rooms, a break-out learning zone for students and a green room will complete this exciting addition to the conservatoire’s award-winning facilities.

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