Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

This highly vocational Drama UK (formerly NCDT) accredited programme is designed to provide you with the skills needed to become a successful professional actor for the stage, screen and recorded media. Acting is a demanding programme that aims to produce an artist who is physically and vocally flexible, and intellectually alive and curious. Over three years, you will work in a variety of genres and repertoires from classical to contemporary. Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will develop a range of creative and transferable skills that will encourage you to become an independent thinker and motivated artist; an articulate and reflective practitioner equipped to succeed in an increasingly competitive profession.

Course Modules

Year 1: Introduction to core skills and concepts of acting; focus on self and text, and the methods of Stanislavski; introduction to voice and movement; the application of key skills to scenes chosen from the naturalistic repertoire; contextual study relevant to practical work. Year 2: The refinement of the actor's instrument and skills; introduction to non'naturalistic techniques; development of voice and movement; approaches to ideologically based text, Shakespearean text, clowning, chorus and ensemble work; advanced contextual study. Year 3: A range of public performances; approaches to radio and microphone technique; television, film project and acting to camera; professional preparation and West End showcase; research project and dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £16,000  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Irish Leaving Certificates CCC
  • Tariff 96
  • GCE A-level
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 96
  • GCE AS-level
  • International Baccalaureate
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • Course specific

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88% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 85%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 86%

£16,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 88
Studying 2
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 6
Unknown 4

76% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 30%

Total Practical: 70%