Our flexible, industry relevant and globally expanding postgraduate offer provides the perfect opportunity to specialise and further develop your area of expertise.

An overview of our postgraduate programmes are below with links to course and fee information for each course. 

Design, Management and Technical Arts MA Programmes

Light in Performance MA

A unique Postgraduate Programme that allows you to explore ways of working with light in collaborartion with world-leading lighting designers. Those planned for 2020 include Paule Constable, Willie Williams, Andi Watson and Michael Hulls.

Performance MA/MFA Programmes

Watch our latest video for an overview of our 2020 entry School of Performance Postgraduate Programmes by Head of School, Niamh Dowling.  


Actor and Performer Training MA/MFA

The MA/MFA Actor and Performer Training is a practice-based programme for those seeking intensive advanced training as actors and performers alongside rigorous academic study and performance research. 


Actor Musicianship MA/MFA

This brand new MA/MFA builds on and extends the work developed on our ground-breaking BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programme, drawing on our strong links to theatre makers, directors, choreographers, writers, musical directors and performers involved in the development of this innovative area of theatre practice.

Collaborative Theatre Making MA/MFA

The MA Collaborative Theatre Making programme explores in practice the development of ensemble performance and theatre that is innovative, imaginative and dynamic. 

Devised Theatre and Performance MA
Advanced Devising Practice MFA

We are delighted to run new MA/MFA programmes with London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) which has recently relocated to Berlin. 


International Theatre and Performance MA/MFA

This three-year MFA is a unique global degree offered by Rose Bruford College in London in partnership with National Theater Institute (NTI) in Connecticut. 


Theatre for Young Audiences MA/MFA

This programme is for those who are interested to make and perform theatre by, with and for young people. As one of the UK's leading drama schools, Rose Bruford College offers a unique opportunity to study and train in this increasingly popular and dynamic area of theatre practice. 

Research and Teaching Postgraduate Programmes

Theatre and Performing Arts Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE (PGCLTHE)

This part time postgraduate programme is designed for full and part-time teachers and those who support learning in Higher Education in the performing arts disciplines of theatre, drama, dance, music, lighting, scenography and the digital arts. The programme is work based.


Research Degree Programme MPhil/PhD

This new collaborative research degree programme is available by both full-time and part-time study, and offers candidates access to the facilities of both Rose Bruford College (RBC) and the University of East London (UEL).

UK Audition Dates
UK auditions for applicants are listed in the Fee and Application section on each individual course page. 

International Auditions
We hold international auditions and workshops throughout the year. Please click here for the latest schedule and to register. 


We hold webinars throughout the year with tutors and our Student Recruitment and Admissions teams. 

Please click here for our schedule and to register. 

5% Alumni Discount
Available for Rose Bruford College BA (Hons) alumni undertaking a full time 13 months MA programme or the first year of a MFA programme. The discount also applies for the PGCLTHE if not being funded by an institution. 

Postgraduate Loans

The Student Loans Company (SLC) has confirmed the term dates for 2020-21 and therefore you should be able to apply for your student loan. Almost all of our programmes qualify for long course maintenance loans, as they run for over thirty weeks and three days, although your eligibility for a maintenance loan always depends on your personal circumstances.
If you are experiencing any difficulties applying for loans, please do not hesitate to contact Student Services – email


The Department for Business Innovation and Skills provide a loan for eligible UK/EU students of up to £10,906 per student for postgraduate Masters study. Please see the video below for guidance and click here for more information.


Click to view the Postgraduate Prospectus