Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is to launch a master’s in actor-musicianship.
It will be rolled out in October this year and will add to the school’s existing BA (hons) in actor-musicianship.
The drama school claims the course is the first of its kind in the world. It is being designed by Jeremy Harrison, author of the book Actor-Musicianship.
Following an initial year, the students will have the opportunity to progress to a master of fine arts qualification. This will be followed by an optional second year of study.
“With actor-musicianship very much part of the established theatre scene, in the UK and America, it’s a natural step for professional theatre makers. They will see an intensive and in-depth exploration of how musical and acting processes can interrelate and feed each other,” Harrison said.