Internationally renowned London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) and Told by An Idiot have partnered with the College to deliver a series of new globally focused postgraduate programmes from October 2017.
An MA/MFA Devising Theatre and Performance and MA/MFA Integral Movement and Performance Practice has recently been validated to be delivered in collaboration with LISPA in Berlin. In London, The MA/MFA Ensemble Theatre (Collaborative Theatre Making) will be run with the ground-breaking theatre company Told by an Idiot. This collaborative theatre MA is aimed at those who want to explore the development of ensemble performance, whether performing, writing, directing or improvising.
Paul Hunter (Artistic Director - Told by an Idiot)’ said;
‘We are delighted to be collaborating with Rose Bruford College in the form of creating and running a new MA in collaborative theatre. A shared curiosity and desire to challenge how theatre is made make this a very exciting partnership. The Idiots have always relished our interaction with students and the notion of creating our own unique programme within such a dynamic organisation such as Rose Bruford College seems a natural progression’
The growing postgraduate offer also includes a new MA and MFA in Actor/Performer Training offered at Theatre Delicatessen’s Central London premises, led by Gabriel Gawin. The programme integrates western conservatoire perfomer training with highly physicalised ensemble practices that have grown out of Eastern and Central Europe over the last 60 years. Each year, the programme will incorporate an intercultural artistic expedition to research performance traditions and practice, which for the first intake will be to Georgia.
Rose Bruford College Head of School of Performance, Niamh Dowling said;
“The achievement of our own independent degree-awarding powers heralds exciting new opportunities for Rose Bruford College to meet the aspirations of contemporary, globally focussed theatre practitioners. We can now create the postgraduate programmes we believe in, embedded within the international theatre community, offering demanding professional practice alongside rigorous critical thinking and practice as research.“
From October 2018, the College will be enhancing its reputation as the world’s leading trainer in Actor Musicianship by delivering the first ever postgraduate programme in the subject. Led by Programme Director Jeremy Harrison this MA/MFA builds on our long established ground breaking BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship.
There are also plans for a USA-based MFA in partnership with the National Theatre Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Centre in Connecticut, whilst our established MA Theatre for Young Audiences completes our growing suite of postgraduate programmes with an MA/MFA intake in 2018.