Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance has announced a new full-time online BA (Hons) Theatre Studies degree as an affordable alternative route to more traditional undergraduate programmes.

Students opting to enrol on the three-year online degree course from September 2018 will pay from £5760 per year compared to the maximum undergraduate fee of £9250. In addition students will be saving on student living costs as they can access the modules remotely.

The programme offers students a comprehensive range of online modules led by a team of expert practitioner-academics, providing both theoretical and practice-based perspectives as they study working theatres, practitioners, playwrights and directors alongside theatre studies at large.

The College, has been running a part-time distance learning degree in Theatre Studies for over twenty years with graduates progressing into a range of careers including directing, arts administration and teaching.

Programme Director, Jayne Richards believes the full-time route will prove equally as popular.

‘Using our experience of developing a part-time online programme for mature students, we believe we have created a comprehensive but flexible programme of study to equip a diverse range of students.

They will receive a rigorous academic grounding in the practices, histories, contexts and methodologies of a very wide spectrum of theatre and performance-related subjects, as well as core transferable skills, which they can use in their chosen profession.’

The College’s Principal, Clarie Middleton says the awarding of Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) in 2017 has given the College greater flexibility to meet students and industry needs;

“Gaining TDAP has allowed us to develop alternative, flexible and affordable provision with clear progression routes into employment. The onus is on higher education institutions, like ourselves, to encourage students from a non-traditional university background to consider studying for a degree.”

In addition to the BA (Hons) Theatre Studies programme the College also offers flexible online programmes in BA (Hons) Music Studies and BA (Hons) Opera Studies.