Taught course

Collaborative Theatre Making

Rose Bruford College · Rose Bruford College

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Entry requirements

This Programme is for graduates or those with relevant professional experience.

Please apply first and then we will send you details of our auditions.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

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

Term Start: January 2021 or October 2021

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.

MA Collaborative Theatre Making

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

Please click here to view the MA Programme Specification

MFA Collaborative Theatre Making

There are five modules in the MFA over two years

Year One

There are three modules in year one:

  • Module One: Performance Skills
  • Module Two: Performative Writing/Vade Mecum
  • Module Three; Director, Writer and Performer as Theatre Maker

Year Two

There are two modules in 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.

Fees for January 2021 entry:

MA Option (13 months study)
UK/EU Fees £15,000
International Fees: £18,500

MFA Option (2 years study)
UK/EU Fees: £23,500
International Fees: £24,500

The fees for 2021/22 are not yet confirmed and will be published as soon as possible.

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 45 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.

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills provide a loan for eligible UK/EU students of up to £11,222 per student for postgraduate Masters study. 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 Admissions Team