Acting at Rose Bruford College

What you’ll study

Acting is a demanding course that aims to produce an artist who is physically and vocally flexible, and intellectually alive and curious. Over three years, you will train in a variety of methodologies employed in a range of genres, from contemporary to classical to experimental.

Alongside the core disciplines of voice, movement and acting techniques, you will engage with new technologies, giving you a range of creative and transferable skills. You will develop the creative and intellectual independence of an artist able to shape the industry of the future.

Acting Rose Bruford College

Why choose this course?

Expert Training

Conservatoire actor training for stage, television, radio and screen led by professional staff and established practitioners

Career-focused

You will receive outstanding career development and support during your study, working only with top professional people, including preparation for agents, casting directors and auditions

World-class facilities

Excellent studio and training facilities — purpose-built rehearsal, movement and performance spaces, two flexible drama studios and the fully-equipped Rose Theatre and Barn Theatre

Professional experience

Alongside numerous College-based performances, you will take part in an industry showcase in London and perform in a range of fully-mounted public productions in professional venues

Your future career

Undergraduate courses at Rose Bruford College
Acting at Rose Bruford College

We are focussed on preparing you for your future career after graduation. This includes: Public performances in a variety of public venues; Preparation for the voice industry; Helping you leave with a quality show reel for Television and Film industry opportunities; Comprehensive Professional preparation and a London Showcase (introducing your work to the industry and agents).

Alumni Success

Lake Bell

What Happens in Vegas, No Strings Attached

Jessica Gunning

Fortitude, Pride

Maddy Hill

Imogen, EastEnders

Gary Oldman

JFK, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Paranoia

Hayley Squires

I, Daniel Blake; Collateral; Adult Material; Call the Midwife

Tom Hopper

Umbrella Academy, Game of Thrones

Giovanna Fletcher

Presenter, Actress, Winner of I'm A Celeb

Career Options

Studying an Arts related subject provides our students with a wide range of skills. Recent graduates have progressed into the following occupations:

  • Actors, entertainers & presenters
  • Arts officers producers & directors
  • Conference & exhibition managers and organisers
  • Chief executives & senior officials
  • Public relations professionals
  • Musicians
  • Teachers and teaching assistants

Course breakdown

Course content is regularly reviewed, to make it relevant and current. Course modules are therefore subject to change.

Year 1

You will be introduced to the academic and intellectual skills that you will need for study and professional development. In addition, you will begin to learn the practical and technical skills of the actor and contextualise these in developing your understanding of theatre making.

  • Introduction to core skills and concepts of acting
  • A rigorous course of exercise using methods derived from Stanislavski and Meisner to:
    1. Remove blocks or inhibitions to emotional and imaginative spontaneity
    2. Release responsiveness
  • Introduction to voice and movement
  • The application of key skills to scenes chosen from the naturalistic repertoire
  • Contextual study relevant to practical work

Year 2

Your skills will be further developed towards a level appropriate to pre-professional work and you will experience performance in collaboration with other disciplines.

  • To demonstrate the consistent use of physical, vocal and musical performance skills in a range of contexts
  • Employ a range of analytical, reflective and communication skills, informed by an understanding of the processes inherent in a production
  • Critically evaluate and analyse the relationship between the actor, the text, the performance and the audience in a range of social contexts, historical periods and cultures
  • Take responsibility for the development and assessment of your own professional skills
  • Optional modules in MoCap and Spoken Word Theatre Performance
  • Approaches to stylised and Shakespearean text, theatre-making, clowning, and ensemble work

Year 3

  • A range of public performances, including New Writing
  • Approaches to radio and microphone technique
  • Television, film project and acting to camera
  • Professional preparation and London Showcase
  • Independent Research Project

Teaching and assessment methods

  • In your first year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
  • In your second year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.
  • In your third year, you will complete around 900 hours of indicative scheduled learning and teaching activities and 300 hours of independent learning on projects, productions, placements or self-directed study. Assessment will be through Performances; Coursework, presentations and portfolios; Continuous practical assessment.

 

Programme specification

Meet our Staff

Julian Jones Rose Bruford College Module Year Co-ordinator
Julian Jones

Lecturer in Acting – Module Year Coordinator for L5 Actors and Actor Musicians

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David Zoob
David Zoob

BA Acting Programme Director

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Raymi Renee
Raymi Renee

Module Year Co-ordinator

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How to join

UK/Republic of Ireland and International applicants

For 2023 entry, please apply via UCAS by the UCAS deadline on 25th January 2023 to guarantee an audition.

Institution code: R51

Course code: W410

64 UCAS points*

This is equivalent to two Cs at ‘A’ level or one Merit and two Passes at BTEC (QCF) National Diploma or equivalent.

*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 audition.

Audition Fees

For 2023 entry, there will be a £35 audition fee, unless you are eligible for an exemption, which you can learn more about by clicking the link below.

Our Auditions page gives an overview of the process and a video about preparing for audition.

Auditions Audition Fee Exemption

Course Summary

Duration

3 years

Mode of study

Full Time

Start date

September 2023

Course Type

Undergraduate Course

Qualification

BA (Hons)

Course Fees (2022 Entry)

Fees for 2023 entry have not been published yet.

UK/Republic of Ireland students (Fee per year)

£9250

International students (Fee per year)

£20000

Funding and Support Additional Costs

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