Over 1000 visitors and industry experts attended the 2014 Rose Bruford College ‘Graduate Exhibition’ and ‘New Writing Season’ at the prestigious Bargehouse on London’s South Bank from the 5-8 June.
The exhibition included work by over 100 upcoming graduates from the School of Design Management and Theatre Arts (DMTA), including; Costume Production, Creative Lighting Control, Lighting Design, Performance Sound, Scenic Arts, Theatre Design and Stage Management.
In addition to the Graduate Exhibition, students from the Acting and Actor Musicianship programmes collaborated with the School of DMTA to present the college’s ‘New Writing Season’ with three new plays and productions; The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe , Perfect Boy by Lawrence Till (adapted from Frank Wedekind’s Lulu) and The Litter by Matthew Dunster.
Professor Michael Earley, Principal and Chief Executive of Rose Bruford College was delighted that the diverse talent, creativity and skills of a new generation of theatre artists was made accessible to so many visitors:
“This group effort by the majority of our 16 different degree programmes demonstrates to the public the highly imaginative and deeply felt collaborative work that goes on inside a top international drama school. The industry, the public and prospective students saw Rose Bruford College’s very best efforts on display.”
Other events at the unique Victorian warehouse, rarely opened to the public in its entirety, included industry specific talks and solo performances performed by students from the college’s MA in Ensemble Theatre and a roundtable discussion about the Actor Musicianship programme.
The event was supported by a range of industry suppliers, including; Sparks Hire, Cover It Up Ltd. and White Light Ltd. Bryan Raven, managing director of White Light said:
“We were very pleased to support the Rose Bruford Graduate exhibition, and provide the students with a little help to demonstrate their skills to the industry and their future employers. I thought that the standard of the show was very high and I wish the very best of luck to the graduating class.”