Collaborative Theatre Making at Rose Bruford College - UCAS

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Course summary

Please apply directly to the College. A programme that allows you to explore your experience as a theatre maker and to develop your existing practice. This programme focuses on creating an ensemble, performer training, theatre making and performative writing. Informed by critical reflection and practice research, the uniqueness of this programme lies in the opportunity to develop and present original work. In a collaborative context, students move creatively between different roles to develop skills in performance and independent making practice. We welcome students with a background in performance as well as theatre making, dance, writing, music, film and live art with an interest in developing their practice as collaborative and independent theatre artists. Why choose this course?

  • Expert training: You will be taught, guided and mentored by experienced staff and world-leading theatre practitioners as you explore different processes and develop new skills.
  • Explore different creative roles: You will deepen your practice as performers, devisers, writers, directors and dramaturges, ready to enter the industry as confident independent and collaborative theatre makers.
  • Ensemble: Within a creative and supportive ensemble environment, you will be encouraged to take creative risks, make discoveries and expand your collaborative theatre making practice as you develop original work. You will learn how to embed core ensemble values and create an inspiring environment for collaborative play and discovery. By taking a physical approach to making theatre and working with text, you will experiment, with a focus on original approaches to making performance.
  • Experimentation and innovation: As well as core workshops in performance, movement, voice and devising, you will learn from and collaborate with professional artists working with sound, light, scenography, film, new technologies and music. This creative exchange will equip you to develop fruitful collaborative dialogue with artists working across different disciplines.
  • Create new work: You will focus on creating original work, with regular opportunities to collaborate with peers across the post-graduate school. You will build meaningful creative relationships and share work in progress. The course is highly responsive to the individuals within the cohort and to the work they want to develop.
  • Sharing work: You will be encouraged to share work with audiences beyond Rose Bruford, for instance at scratch nights and new work festivals. In 2022, students shared new work with audiences at ‘Calm Down Dear’ Festival (Camden People’s Theatre) and had work accepted to the scratch night for Voila European Theatre Festival for Autumn ’22 (Cockpit Theatre).
  • Final project: You will share original work in a London theatre venue at the end of the year. In 2022 students shared an original, collaboratively created play at the Vaults Theatre, London.


There are five modules in the MFA over two years. Year 1 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

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

International applicants

Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is London’s International Drama School. We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA/MFA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts, as well as foundation courses, short courses and summer schools. 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 for student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives. You may find our international students web page and guide useful: We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, you can register here:

Entry requirements

Applicants for Masters Programmes will be expected to have a good undergraduate degree in a related subject area. The College also encourages applications from those without formal qualifications who may be accepted on the basis of professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £28350 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £28350 Whole course
EU £30200 Whole course
England £28350 Whole course
Northern Ireland £28350 Whole course
Scotland £28350 Whole course
Wales £28350 Whole course
International £30200 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Collaborative Theatre Making at Rose Bruford College - UCAS