Our mission is to provide a stimulating, collaborative learning environment of international standing, delivering specialist professional and vocational education and training that promotes creativity, experimentation, diversity, and excellence.
The integrity of the College lies in the belief that the programmes we offer, the research we undertake and our engagement with industry and wider society are all an articulation and reflection of who we are and what we value; it is this that should continue to guide and underpin our future. Our values as articulated by staff and students are the foundation of Rose Bruford College and the ones we will work to maintain:
- Diversity and equality
Staff at Rose Bruford College want to have an impact and make a difference for future generations and this is reflected in the current and planned future programmes, the staff we attract, the students who come here, the professional partnerships we sustain, our research, our collaborators, and our international partners.
Building on our founding belief that teaching, learning, creative practice, arts and industries all speak one to another, our vision for Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance is for an institution that is:
- Committed to creating social and cultural as well as artistic and economic value, through programmes whose graduates can innovate and lead change as well as meeting current professional needs, through research about and through practice which creates impact in the industries and wider society, and through industry and social engagement
- Diverse, equal and inclusive, with a diverse student and staff body, offering ladders of opportunity through partnerships with schools, colleges and other organisations, and a curriculum with diversity at its centre. We believe that the performing arts and industries rely on the richness and innovation that diversity brings
- Distinctive, offering a portfolio of programmes that recognises, values and celebrates the interconnections between diverse performance forms: theatre, events, live music and digitally mediated performance, where all programmes have a highly distinctive and diverse curriculum, and by making use of our unique campus
- International in its scope, with global collaborative partnerships for the shared delivery of programmes and student and staff exchange, an internationally diverse student body, and an internationally relevant curriculum
Our commitments as detailed in our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan are outlined below.
A. To create social and cultural as well as artistic and economic value, through programmes whose graduates can innovate and lead change as well as meeting current professional needs, through practice-research which creates impact in the industries and wider society, and through industry and social engagement.
B. To become a diverse, equal and inclusive institution, with a diverse student and staff body, offering ladders of opportunity through partnerships with schools, colleges and other organisations, and a curriculum with diversity as an organising principle.
C. To place learners at the centre of the College, by developing a College structure that actively support students, scholars, practitioners and researchers.
D. To develop as an institution international in scope, with global collaborative partnerships for the shared delivery of programmes and student and staff exchange, an internationally diverse student body, and an internationally relevant curriculum.
E. To provide a supportive working environment for all our staff, with opportunities for career development.
F. To become an efficient, effective organisation with robust strategic financial planning and a campus that meets the College’s growing needs.
Statement of Academic and Artistic Freedom
Rose Bruford College values and defends the principle of freedom of thought, practice and expression within its academic and artistic community, while recognising its responsibilities in promoting tolerance, mutual respect, diversity and cultural understanding. Material is chosen for study and performance on the basis of its value in examining a broad range of practices and ideas. From time to time, such study material may challenge students’ perspectives and values. The College expects students to engage with chosen material without censorship, and encourages a spirit of openness, recognition of creative expression and intellectual debate. At the same time it seeks to ensure that the choice, interpretation and treatment of such material is not gratuitous, exploitative or illegal.