Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

This programme is intended for students wanting to develop a thorough knowledge of the arts and practices of theatre and performance in their widest contexts and from early beginnings to modern performance.

Course Modules

Year 1: Theatre at work; reading a play; elements of the performance; ways of talking about theatre (the critical audience). Year 2: Naturalism; Shakespeare; options: American theatre and drama; post'war British and Irish playwrights; the director; the designer; the actor and the realist tradition; musical theatre (the American golden age). Year 3: Topics in contemporary theatre; options: Brecht and the epic tradition in German theatre; Shakespeare in performance; theatre of the absurd; new developments in directing; beyond the stage; post'colonial and black theatres; Elizabethan, Jacobean and Caroline theatre; theatre criticism; the director's story; Ancient Greek tragedy (history and reception); independent research project (for BA Honours degree).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 - 10 years
Distance Learning
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific