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.

Why choose this course?

The programme focuses specifically on creating an ensemble, performer training, theatre making and performative writing, informed by critical reflection and practice research. The uniqueness of the programme lies in its focus on making theatre as performer, director and writer.

Employability & Industry

Graduates have gone into Performing, Producing, Forming Companies, Directing, Arts administration, teaching or continue to further study at Masters or PhD level, including the College?s own Research Degree programmes.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £14,500 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £18,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: This Programme is for graduates or those with relevant professional experience.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 or GCSE. C+ equivalent.
  • IELTS score: 6