University of West London
Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons)
University of West London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

There is an ever-growing demand in professional theatre for versatile practitioners – those who have a combination of top-level acting skills and professional musicianship.

This degree will help you to develop industry-level skills as an actor, as well as the ability to compose, musically direct and play music for productions.

Throughout your course, you will have access to flexible modern performance spaces and collaborative opportunities. You will also have opportunities to showcase your work to industry leading professionals during masterclasses, workshops, mock auditions, two major theatre productions and the West End agents’ showcase.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 102 graduates of Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons) at University of West London for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Music.

Overall student satisfaction
57 /100
102 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

Salary

Salary of Graduates of Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons) at University of West London

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19000 £20000 £23500
25-75 percentile range £14000 - £23500 £14500 - £25000 £17000 - £30500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Music

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £19045 £17710 £21517
25-75 percentile range £15951 - £23247 £12504 - £22119 £15656 - £27019

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons) at University of West London

35% Artistic, literary and media occupations
12% Sales occupations
12% Elementary occupations
7% Teaching Professionals
6% Other Educational Professionals
4% Customer service occupations
4% Business and public service associate professionals
3% Skilled trades occupations
3% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
1% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading Distribution

Students of the course received the following grades

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 5.5
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Actor - Musicianship, BA (Hons).

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

The University of West London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Tuition Fees Actor - Musicianship BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
International £13250 year 1

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2023

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of University of West London in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of West London in related subject specific rankings.

Arts Visual & Performing

    • #23 
    • #29 
    Music
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 11 September, 2021]
    • #49 
    • #58 
    Music
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

See all university rankings of University of West London

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About University of West London

The University of West London (UWL) is a government funded university in England. West London is made up of eight distinct schools: Claude Littner Business School, London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism, the School of Computing and Engineering, the College of Nursing, London College of Music, the School of Law and Criminology, the School of Human and Social Sciences, and the London School of Film.

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Where is this programme taught

Ealing / Brentford
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Main site - West London
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