Actor Musicianship Summer School

  • Actor Musicianship Summer School
  • Actor Musicianship Summer School
  • Actor Musicianship Summer School
  • Actor Musicianship Summer School
  • Actor Musicianship Summer School
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About this course


1 week (five days teaching)

Term Start

6 to 10 August 2018

Entry Requirements

Applications are welcome from those aged 18+. Candidates should actively enjoy all aspects of practical performance work, be motivated and enthusiastic. The course is open to people from a range of acting and musical backgrounds with or without formal music qualifications. Applicants will be expected to play at least one musical instruments to a reasonable standard.


Why choose this course?

Actor musicianship has become a permanent feature of the theatre landscape both in the UK and America. From commercial musicals such as Once or John Doyle’s Tony Award winning versions of Sweeney Todd and Company, to the work of companies like Kneehigh and Told By An Idiot, audiences and theatre makers alike have become fascinated by its visceral appeal.

Rose Bruford College has been at the forefront of this dynamic area of theatre practice since the early 1990s. Their ground-breaking under graduate course continues to be a world leader in the field, producing graduates such as Sam Palladio, star of US TV hit Nashville, and Olivier Award winners Rosalie Craig and Katie Brayben.

This week-long intensive is a chance to work with international experts in this area of theatre practice and experience the training developed on our innovative Actor Musicianship course.

Fee and Application Information


This course is delivered over five days of intensive full-time training (30 hours +) at our Sidcup campus. 

How to Apply

Please email for more information or to book your place. 

Course Fees 



Full Fee                                               
£550 (paid in full before 1 June 2018)

Accommodation (if required)            
£300 (one week booking) 


Discounts available for Rose Bruford College Alumni – Contact us for further information

Course content

For the first time this year the College is offering a unique one-week intensive course that will introduce you to the techniques and methodologies used to develop and integrate the skills of the actor-musician.

Drawing on the training developed on our world-leading under graduate course, you will explore ways of combining music and acting in performance. Creating a sense of the singular performer, who can use music as a means of exploring acting and the actor’s imagination as a starting point for making music.

The course is designed and led by Jeremy Harrison, the Programme Director of our under graduate course and author of Actor-Musicianship, the first book to explore this unique area of theatre practice.

About Jeremy Harrison

Jeremy was one of the country’s leading actor musicians before going on to run the Actor Musicianship programme at Rose Bruford College. He trained at RADA before gaining a BA (Hons) from the Open University and a Masters in Theatre Practices from the University of Manchester. He has worked in theatre, film and television as a performer, Musical Director, composer and director both in the UK and internationally and was a core member of John Doyle’s award-winning ensemble of actor musicians from 1997 to 2001.

Jeremy has led workshops in actor-musicianship for actors and students all over the world and has published articles in a number of publications. He is the author of Actor-Musicianship, the first and only book on this unique area of theatre practice published by Bloomsbury/ Methuen Drama in 2016.

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