This course engages you with theatre and activism, community-building, and social justice. It equips students to think about, make, perform, direct, produce and facilitate across theatre practices including contemporary performance, festivals, spoken word, installation, devised and applied work. Industry placements, projects and case studies play a major role in the course, giving you skills in project design and implementation, understanding of cultural, social and creative context, writing proposals, fundraising, marketing, and communications. An extended placement gives students a practical and immersive experience in a professional environment, and recent placements have included students working with leading companies and organisations such as Punchdrunk Enrichment, the Royal Court, The Yard, Oily Cart, Half Moon Theatre, Cardboard Citizens, Woven Ink, Apples & Snakes, Wales Millennium Centre and more. Students also have the opportunity to engage with world-renowned artists and leaders in the arts who deliver talks, guest lectures and classes; previously these have included Stella Kanu, Le Gateau Chocolat, Travis Alabanza and Ama Josephine Budge. We aim to put you in front of and amongst the profession. This includes the opportunity to build a highly relevant network, showcase opportunities and work on real-world projects while you study. Graduates are ideally placed to go on to a career in theatre making or community arts, as leaders, producers, facilitators, festival specialists and artists. “I chose the course as I’ve had a long passion for performing and theatre, but also am very politically minded. I decided when applying for university that I needed to be around likeminded people, people who are agitators, activists and creatives and I really found that in Theatre and Social Change!” Oz, Theatre and Social Change student You may also be interested in: European Theatre Arts BA (Hons) Contemporary and Popular Performance BA (Hons)
Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/learn/undergraduate-courses/theatre-and-social-change/ Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.
Assessment will be through: Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA degree study in performance, design and production arts. We also run short-term courses, summer schools and foundation programmes for international students who are looking for a shorter period of study. You will be studying close to London and have easy access to the amazing culture, restaurants and theatre there. When you study with us, you will join students from more than 25 different countries, and develop skills that could take your career all over the world. We have links worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/international-students/ We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/life-at-the-college/open-days-and-webinars/
Widening Access and Contextual Admissions: Rose Bruford College is committed to widening access. We encourage applications from all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of your background, and ensure that no groups are disadvantaged during the application process. We welcome students from all educational backgrounds. For instance, we look at your age, whether you declare a disability, whether you have spent time in care, the area in which you live and, if appropriate, the relative performance of the school you attend. We offer places based upon your future potential. We may offer you a place based on lower UCAS points than shown here, or an offer that is not linked to UCAS points, if we have evidence of your potential from your application or interview/audition.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants will be invited to a workshop and discussion. There is no charge for participation in the workshop.
English language requirements
You must achieve a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in each component or a Secure English Language Test (SELT) equivalent to this score. We accept all Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) as approved by the UKVI.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Rose Bruford College Bursaries for UK Students: We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible. Please note the figures listed here are for academic year 2023/24 and are subject to change.