About this course
Duration: 3 years
Term Start: September 2021 or January 2022
Full-time route: 96 UCAS credits*.
* 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 interview/audition.
If you have any queries about this please email Dr Karen Morash firstname.lastname@example.org
Mode of Study:
Full-time: 3 years.
Our long-established BA (Hons) Theatre Studies programme is delivered by Online Learning and provides an ideal way to study for your degree from wherever you are in the world. Our current cohort comprises a truly global community of theatre professionals, school-leavers, teachers and theatre enthusiasts who all enjoy the benefits of being able to balance their studies alongside their work and family commitments.
Rose Bruford College offers the only full degree programme in the UK for those who wish to study theatre and performance by online learning and there is no comparable online course elsewhere in the world. The degree is taught via our on-line campus and is intended for anyone wanting to develop a thorough knowledge of the arts and practices of theatre and performance in their widest contexts and from early beginnings to modern performance.
Why choose this course?
Our Virtual Learning Environment gives you access to a wealth of learning resources and a comprehensive choice of modules focussing on theatre-making as a practice.
You will join an online community of enthusiasts, theatre professionals, teachers and returning learners and will be guided by expert practitioner-academics.
Employability & Industry
Our graduates have gone on to work across a range of theatre-related roles and in education. Some continue on to further study on postgraduate programmes at the College and elsewhere.
Martin Christie, Co-Artistic Director of Alloway Academy
Atlanta Duffy, Theatre Designer, The Brokenville Project, National Theatre
Jamie Eastlake, Joint Artistic Director, Theatre N16
Tina Hoffman, Actor, Choreographer, Director
Craig Sanders, Director of Buxton Opera House
"My studies are of course valuable to my career in teaching Theatre Studies. I have used work from my units to enrich KS5 students too."
Gill Garrard, Drama Teacher
Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:
Arts officers producers and directors
Secondary education teaching professionals
Teaching and other educational professionals
Actors, entertainers and presenters
Managers and directors in retail
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
Research and development managers
Further education teaching professionals
Quality control and planning professionals
Quality assurance technicians
Financial and accounting technicians
Marketing associate professionals
Sales accounts and business development managers
Vocational and industrial trainers and instructors
Inspectors of standards and regulations
Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks
Pharmacy and other dispensing assistants
Source: DLHE Data 2013/2014 to 2016/2017
Theatres at Work
The Craft of Playmaking
Elements of the Performance
Ways of Talking about Theatre: The Critical Audience
The Actor and the Realist Tradition
Musical Theatre: The American Golden Age
Beyond the Stage: Space and Place / Live Artists at Work
Topics in Contemporary Theatre
Brecht and the Epic Tradition in German Theatre
Shakespeare in Performance
Theatre of the Absurd
The Empire Acts Back
Ancient Greek Tragedy: History and Reception
Independent Research Project (for BA Honours Degree)
"What I particularly valued was being able to apply my own knowledge and experience gained through my work as a theatre designer to the ideas, issues and assignments that arose throughout my degree. At the same time, my own knowledge and confidence were of course greatly enriched by the process of learning, getting to grips with, and thinking about completely new ideas."
A.D. (Graduate) Theatre Designer