Entry requirements

Applicants for Masters Programmes will be expected to have a good Honours Degree (usually a 2.1) in a related subject area. The College also encourages applications from those without formal qualifications who may be accepted on the basis of extensive professional experience.

Please apply via our website and we will then request audition material from you.

Months of entry


Course content

Sign up for an information webinar about the course on Monday 16th January 2023 20:00-21:00 GMT

Duration: 13 months (MA) or 2 years (MFA)

Location: Lewisham Postgraduate Centre, London

Term Start: October 2023

Why choose this course? The Actor and Performer Training MA/MFA is a practice-based programme for those seeking intensive advanced training as actors and performers alongside rigorous academic study and performance research. The programme focuses specifically on actor/performer training, theatre creation, performative writing, informed critical reflection and practice research. The uniqueness of the programme lies in the way it seeks to integrate traditional text-based conservatoire training and practices with the physical collaborative approach that has grown out of Eastern and Central Europe over the last 60 years.

The MA/MFA includes an expedition which offers a unique context for learning and ethnographic and cultural research.

MA Actor/Performer Training

There are four modules in the MA:

  • Module One: The Advanced Actor
  • Module Two: Performative Writing/Vade Mecum
  • Module Three: Expedition to Performance
  • Module Four: Final Research Project

Please click here to read the MA Programme Specification.

MFA Actor/Performer Training

Year One MFA
There are three modules in year one of the MFA. See details of these modules below:

  • Advanced Actor Training (30 credits)
  • Performative Writing/Vade Mecum (30 credits)
  • Expedition to Performance (60 credits)

Year Two MFA
There are two modules in year two:

  • The Widening Field (60 Credits)
  • Final Independent Project (60 Credits)

Please click here to read the MFA Programme Specification.

Fees for October 2022 entry, fees for 2023 entry have not been published yet:

MA Option (13 months study)
UK and Republic of Ireland student fee: £16,500
International student fee: £20,000

MFA Option (2 years study)
UK and Republic of Ireland student fee: £25,900
International student fee: £26,800

Information for international students

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 and short-term courses, summer schools and foundation diplomas. We use theatre training to help build global communities and relationships. We have links throughout the world in Europe, The Americas and Asia.

We currently host students from over 25 different countries. We are training future graduates who will see the world stage as their future workplace. We are interested not only in welcoming international students and practitioners to our Sidcup campus and Central London locations but also working worldwide with partner institutions on student and staff exchanges, collaborative projects and wider research initiatives.

Please click here to read our International Student Guide.

We run webinars with virtual campus tours for prospective international students, please click here to register for one.

Fees and funding

UK students
See programme description.
International students
See programme description.

UK and Irish students and some EU students can apply for a Postgraduate Master's Loan of up to £11,836. Please click here for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MFA
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

The Student Recruitment Team