Starting from the notions of the ensemble, crossing borders, and innovation you will explore a range of different European theatre practices, training intensively as a contemporary performer and theatre maker. You will develop your ability to create exciting innovative performance whilst crafting your personal artistic voice. Tutored by an international team of theatre experts in collaboration with visiting industry professionals, you will investigate established and contemporary performance (from the perspective of performer, director, deviser) acquiring a wide range of skills and techniques for devised and text-based theatre, and building your capacity as a performance maker. Students gradually take on greater responsibility for the creative process, whilst collaborating with other performers, designers, and technical specialists to present original work. You will develop an understanding of how performance is shaped by its cultural and historical contexts, employing this understanding to shape your own work in relation to the contemporary world. In your second year, you will undertake a European placement, usually training at one of our partner institutions or companies, expanding your networks, and enhancing your employment opportunities. Current partners include Eòlia ESDA (Barcelona); Academy of Dramatic Arts (Wrocław); and Divadlo Continuo (Czechia). Graduates leave ready to build a successful portfolio career in the global performing arts industry, as freelance performers and theatre makers. Our graduates often found their own cuttingedge companies performing in festivals and venues across the world. Others have performed with established companies/ venues such as Forced Entertainment, Teatr Brama, the Royal Court, and the National Theatres in London and Iceland. As well as working as performers, graduates also go on to work as directors, facilitators, teachers, and producers. “The course offers an opportunity for students to analyse the world around them critically, and it allows us to decide how we want to represent our experiences on stage. We get a comprehensive understanding of European theatre techniques, enabling us as contemporary artists to redefine the human experience.” Jacqueline, European Theatre Arts student You may also be interested in: American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) Contemporary and Popular Performance BA (Hons) Theatre and Social Change BA (Hons)
Please visit our website to view the course specification in detail: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/learn/undergraduate-courses/european-theatre-arts/ Course content is regularly reviewed to keep 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 audition.
Additional entry requirements
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.
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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.