University profile

Rose Bruford College

2020/21 edition

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About Rose Bruford College

Rose Bruford College offers a world-leading portfolio of postgraduate programmes for actors, theatre makers, actor musicians, choreographers, writers, directors, technicians and designers which combines exceptional teaching and practice-based research. There is a wealth of opportunity to practise, reflect and study with leading professional tutors, working practitioners and theatre artists from around the world, united in a shared passion for performance and theatre making.

Current Postgraduate Programmes

  • Actor Musicianship MA/MFA
  • Actor Performer Training MA/MFA
  • Collaborative Theatre Making MA/MFA
  • Devised Theatre and Performance MA and Advanced Devising Practice (at MFA
  • International Theatre Practice and Performance MA/MFA
  • Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA
  • Light in Performance MA
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performing Arts
  • Research Degree Programme in collaboration with the University of East London MPhil/PhD
  • Contemporary Directing Practice MA/MFA
  • Integral Movement and Performance Practice (at MA/MFA

A number of other new and exciting postgraduate programmes are currently in development.

We also provide an online Theatre Studies BA (Hons) programme, with part time and full time routes, which is very popular with students of all ages.


We hold webinars throughout the year where tutors and our Student Recruitment and Admissions teams provide a detailed overview of the courses and admissions process. Our webinars also include time to answer any questions you may have about your application, interview/audition and accommodation etc. Please click here for our schedule and to register.

Our Global Community

We welcome students from around the world for both BA and MA/MFA degree study in performance, design, management and technical arts and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We currently have students of 49 different nationalities enrolled at the College.

Rose Bruford College collaborates with a global network of institutions, theatre companies and practitioners providing our postgraduate students with the opportunity to develop their training, practical research and professional development at international organisations who share the same ethos of ‘autonomy of practice’ for professional performers.

Programmes in London are either based in Rose Bruford College’s beautiful parkland campus in Kent or in Lewisham with easy access to the vibrant theatrical life of London. London-based programmes offer the opportunity to train with world-leading UK and European teachers and companies.

Devised Theatre and Performance MA, Advanced Devising Practice MFA and Integral Movement and Performance Practice MA/MFA are delivered at MA/MFA International Theatre Practice and Performance is delivered in London and at the National Theater Institute (NTI), Connecticut.

Our International Guide provides advice for prospective international students, including Student Visa information.


Please visit each programme page on our website.

Entry requirements

  • MA/MFA Acting programmes – you will need a degree or relevant professional experience. It is not necessary to hold an acting degree.
  • MA Light in Performance - this programme is for graduates who have studied relevant subjects such as lighting design, technical theatre or drama, or for those with relevant professional experience as a performance maker, such as a director, technician, designer, choreographer, artist or performer.

English Language Requirements

Please see our website for details.

How to apply

Please visit our website to download our application form.

We are still accepting applications for October 2021 entry for our Actor Musicianship, Collaborative Theatre Making, Contemporary Directing Practice, International Theatre Practice and Performance and Theatre for Young Audiences programmes. Please apply by 31 August 2021. are still accepting applications for September 2021 entry for Advanced Devising Practice, Devised Theatre and Performance and Integral Movement and Performance Practice. Please apply by 30 June 2021.
We will start accepting applications for all programmes for September/October 2022 entry from 1 October 2021.


We have our own halls of residence, which is a seven minute walk from our Sidcup campus.

Services and Facilities

The following services and facilities are based at our Sidcup campus: