Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance

Introduction

Set in beautiful, protected parkland, just 25 minutes by train from the heart of London’s West End, the Rose Bruford College campus clusters around the Grade II listed Lamorbey House and grounds with modern, purpose-built facilities, including a 330-seat theatre-in-the-round, a 100-seat flexible theatre, two black box studio theatres, spacious rehearsal rooms, recording studios, computer laboratories, design and production workshops, a unique drama library and well-equipped study areas and a café-bar.

Our teaching and administrative staff are of the highest quality, reflecting a balance of expertise in education and professional practice. Practitioners drawn from professional theatre, film and television, the music industry and other complementary professions teach and lead projects on all programmes and provide graduates with a direct link to the creative industries. Vocational preparation is a key element of all degree study.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes are currently validated by the University of Manchester. Doctoral research degrees are offered in partnership with Goldsmiths College, University of London. The College is a member of theDrama UKand, where appropriate, programmes are also accredited by Drama UK formerly the National Council of Drama Training (NCDT).

During your time here, guest artists and teachers of international renown will be part of your tutoring process. Students on some programmes will have the opportunity to study abroad at partner institutions in Europe and the United States and through the European Erasmus programme.

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MA Ensemble Theatre

Campus Full time 13 months September 2017 United Kingdom Sidcup

The MA Ensemble is focussed on the creation of a postgraduate ensemble company. The programme is designed for working professionals within the industry and for students from a creative [+]

MA Ensemble Theatre

 

The MA Ensemble is focussed on the creation of a postgraduate ensemble company. The programme is designed for working professionals within the industry and for students from a creative, performance, directing, music, dance or theatre studies background who wish to engage in and develop advanced skills as theatre practitioners.  Devised work forms the foundation of the course which focuses on story telling through performance, visual image, physical theatre, writing, sound and music and the collaboration between forms as well as between individuals. The programme is aimed at those who want to participate in the reinvention of form explored through the development of the ensemble and making of theatre that is innovative, imaginative and dynamic. Over the thirteen month period you and your fellow peers will work as an ensemble; expanding your practical and theoretical skills not only as a group, but also as an individual. The ensemble has the opportunity to devise and perform at least four times throughout the year at both venues in the College and other sites in London. One of these performances offers the ensemble the chance to tour their work overseas and showcase what they are capable of creating. This year’s ensemble travelled to East Germany, performing an incredibly well received Cabaret which included extracts from William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett and Noël Coward.  Whatever your specialist field, this course aims to develop your existing skills and encourages you to engage in new abilities, in order to fuel your career as a professional collaborator within the professional industry.  This course also gives students the opportunity to gain professional experience within the industry outside the College during the placement module. For example, current students have used this module to practice as assistant directors for new writing projects and others have gained professional credit for acting in proficient theatre companies.  "This course has given me a fantastic opportunity to explore a diverse range of theatrical techniques within a collaborative environment. This course has opened my eyes to the benefits of working together as a cohesive unit over a longer period of time than is normally alowed by 'traditional' theatre. Everyone having an equal input into the creative process is an interesting and rewarding experience for anyone who would like to approach their disciplines with an open-mind, and in an incredably supportive atmosphere. Having access to Rose Bruford's senior academic staff in an almost consultative capacity allows us all to develop as professionals whilst retaining the core benefit of self-generated work." Nick Stafford (MA Ensemble Theatre) Entry Requirements... [-]


MA Theatre for Young Audiences

Campus Full time Part time 13 months August 2017 United Kingdom Sidcup + 1 more

Whether you are a recent graduate with an interest in drama, performance and theatre making; or someone working in theatre or education who wishes to develop their existing knowledge and [+]

MA Theatre for Young Audiences

 

A practical study of theatre-making and performance for children and young people Whether you are a recent graduate with an interest in drama, performance and theatre making; or someone working in theatre or education who wishes to develop their existing knowledge and practice: the flexible pathways within this postgraduate course provide you with a variety of opportunities to further your career ambitions, and develop your skills.As one of the UK's leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College offers a unique opportunity to study and train in this increasingly popular and dynamic area of theatre practice. Led by a team of specialist practictioners and academics you will be working with some of the leading figures in the sector. Students on the programme have had the opportunity to visit international festivals (including ASSITEJ Congress Copenhagen, Imaginate Festival Edinburgh, and Takeoff), work with leading companies and theatres (including Catherine Wheels, NIE, Oily Cart, Tall Stories, Unicorn Theatre, Action Transport Theatre, Polka Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and Travelling Light), and with world class practioners (including Tony Graham, Mark Storor, Alex Byrne, and David Wood).Working alongside our TYA creative partners, you will explore, through practice-based research, a range of theatrical techniques and theories that will enrich your ability to create theatre for audiences of all ages. Through investigating the international context and background of theatre for young audiences, you will develop the tools you need to reflect upon and further your personal artistic and academic practice.  The course includes work placements with leading organisations. Recent placements have included:... [-]