Staff Profile: Jeremy Harrison, MA Programme Director

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  • Jeremy Harrison, MA Programme Director

  • Position:

    Actor Musicianship, Collaborative Theatre Making and Theatre for Young Audiences

  • Teaching Area:

    Actor Musicianship/Theatre for Young Audiences

  • Qualifications:

    MA in Theatre Practices; BA (Hons) Humanities with Music.

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy; Member of TYA UK.

  • Professional Practice:

    Writer and director of 'How High?', a show for 4-7 year olds, produced as part of Half Moon Presents (2012-13); led Actor Musicianship workshop for professional actors and musicians, Actors' Centre, Oslo, April 2012; Composer for 'Jump', a Kent-based interactive drama group for children and young people (2011-present).

  • External Duties:

    External examiner, BA (Hons) Musical Theatre, Guildford School of Acting, (2011-present); academic advisor, periodic review, Drama, Colchester Institute for Music and the Performing Arts (2010).


Jeremy Harrison was one of the country’s leading actor musicians before going on to run the Actor Musicianship programme and the recently-established MA in Theatre for Young Audiences at Rose Bruford College. He trained at RADA before gaining a BA (Hons) with 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, MD, composer and director both in the UK and internationally and he was a core member of John Doyle’s award-winning ensemble of actor musicians from 1997 until 2001.

He is Higher Education Advisor to the TYA UK Executive and Chair of Rose Bruford College’s Theatre for Young Audiences Centre. He is the Artistic Director of Theatre Jemilda, a company specialising in actor-musician work for children and young people, whose work has toured the UK and been seen at Takeoff! Festival. He has had articles published on actor-musician practice and children’s theatre and recently wrote the first book on Actor Musicianship for Bloomsbury/ Methuen Drama.


Dream: The Joy of Creation, Rose Bruford College Theatre for Young Audiences Centre in colaboration with TYAUK (Ashford, 2012); 'When acting like children becomes acting for children' (Conference paper delivered at New York University, April 2012); 'The role of higher education in theatre for young audiences', (Conference paper delivered at Half Moon Theatre, London, June 2012).