Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance

Course Introduction

This programme explores in practice the development of ensemble performance and theatre that is innovative, imaginative and dynamic. It is for those who want to make and perform, write and direct, improvise and devise theatre. The programme takes a physical approach to making theatre and working with text. It will begin by the development of the group to form an ensemble and concentrating on the development of the skills of the individual members of the company.

This will be followed by three different lens on the theatre'making process; performer, director and writer. Continually explored through performance, in the final stage of the programme the ensemble will be guided, directed and mentored in making and touring their own work. Throughout the programme students will work as an ensemble and form a company; expanding their practical, academic and theoretical skills through workshops, projects, performances, touring, performative writing and independent practice 'research.

Course Modules

There are five modules in the MFA over two years.

There are three modules in year one:

Module One: Performance Skills;

Module Two: Performative Writing/Vade Mecum;

Module Three; Director, Writer and Performer as Theatre Maker.

There are two modules in year two:

Module Four: The Widening Field;

Module Five: Final Independent Project

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Master of Arts - MA (PG) £10,686 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Master of Arts - MA (PG) £17,270 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £16,686 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG) £23,270 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • This Programme is for graduates or those with relevant professional experience.