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Course summary

Please apply directly to the College. 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. 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. There are four modules in the MA over 13 months: Module One: Performance Skills Module Two: Performative Writing/Vade Mecum Module Three: Director, Writer and Performer as Theatre Maker Module Four: Final Research Project View the MA Programme Specification: There are five modules in the MFA over two years: Year One Module One: Performance Skills Module Two: Performative Writing/Vade Mecum Module Three; Director, Writer and Performer as Theatre Maker Year Two Module Four: The Widening Field Module Five: Final Independent Project Please click here to read the MFA Programme Specification: 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.


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. Once you have filled out an expression of interest online, a member of our admissions team will send you more information about the audition/interview process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £23635* Whole course
Republic of Ireland £23635* Whole course
EU £32085* Whole course
England £23635* Whole course
Northern Ireland £23635* Whole course
Scotland £23635* Whole course
Wales £23635* Whole course
International £32085* Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

The tuition fees listed here are for October 2023 entry, the fees for 2024 entry have not been published yet.
Collaborative Theatre Making at Rose Bruford College - UCAS