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


Below is a summary of our taught and research postgraduate degrees, including those with internationally renowned partner institutions.


Actor/Performer Training MA/MFA

The MA/MFA Actor/Performer Training is a practice-based programme for those seeking intensive advanced training as actors and performers alongside rigorous academic study and performance research. The programme focuses specifically on actor/performer training, theatre creation, performative writing, informed critical reflection and practice research. The uniqueness of the programme lies in the way it seeks to integrate traditional text-based conservatoire training and practices with the physical collaborative approach that has grown out of Eastern and Central Europe over the last 60 years.Includes an expedition to Georgia, Russia which offers a unique context for learning and ethnographic and cultural research.

Visit the programme page for full details and to apply.


Ensemble Theatre (Collaborative Theatre Making) MA/MFA

The MA Ensemble Theatre (Collaborative Theatre Making) programme explores in practice the development of ensemble performance and theatre that is innovative, imaginative and dynamic. It is for those who want to make and perform, write and direct, improvise and devise theatre.  The programme takes a physical approach to making theatre and working with text. It will begin by the development of the group to form an ensemble and concentrating on the development of the skills of the individual members of the company.

From October 2017 this programme will be run in colllaboration with Told By An Idiot

Visit the programme page for full details and to apply.



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.

Visit the programme page for full details and to apply.


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. Next start in September 2018.

Visit the programme page for full details and to apply.


Actor Musicianship MA

Starting from September 2018, our new Actor Musicianship MA will further enhance the College's reputation as one of the world's leading training instution is this growing discipline. 

Full programme details and how to apply will be available from Autumn 2018. 


Postgraduate programmes in collaboration with London International School of Performing Arts (Berlin)

Devised Theatre and Performance MA


This program runs over 45 weeks / 13 months from late September to the end of October the following year. This is a practice based program for those seeking advanced training as theatre and performance makers alongside rigorous academic study and performance research. MA students will study for the first 9 months of this program at Lispa Berlin, before completing it with an independent research project in London, Berlin or elsewhere.

Please visit the LISPA website for programme details and how to apply. 


Advanced Devising Practice MA/MFA

This program runs over 2 years. During the first year MFA students will complete the 32-week program in Devised Theatre and Performance. During the second year MFA students work together with 2nd year LISPA Certificate students on longer collaborative or solo projects before finishing the program with independent research projects in London, Berlin or elsewhere under the supervision of Rose Bruford College.

Please visit the LISPA website for programme details and how to apply. 


Research postgraduate programme in collaboration with the University of East London 

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).

Visit the programme page for full details and to apply.

Postgraduate Loans

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills provide a loan for eligible UK/EU students of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Masters study. Please see the video below for guidance and click here for more information.

London and International Auditions

We hold auditions in London and international locations throughout the year. Please click here for our latest schedule and to register.