Staff Profile: Michael Passmore, Module Year Co-ordinator

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  • Michael Passmore, Module Year Co-ordinator

  • Position:


  • Teaching Area:

    Scenic Arts, Stage Management, Theatre Design

  • Qualifications:

    Post Graduate Cert. in Higher Education: Theatre and the Performing Arts; Diploma in Architecture

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Professional Practice:

    Freelance Draughtsman


Michael Passmore trained as an architect but chose to pursue a career in theatre. He worked for many years in stage management including a season at the Royal Court theatre with Samuel Beckett.However Michael’s interest in design and construction led to scenery making and for a while the two jobs worked in parallel; a set builder by day and stage manager in London’s West End by night. Ultimately the ‘day-job’ took over and through the years Michael has drawn and built sets for most of the major theatre companies including the National Theatre and the Royal Opera House.

Michael now works full time at Rose Bruford College spending most of his time in the Scenic Arts and Construction department but also teaching on the Stage Management and Theatre Design courses. He is particularly keen to embed sustainable practice into the College and took part in February 2014 in a Sustainable Arts in Higher Education symposium at Central School of Speech and Drama.


‘In Pursuit of Sustainable Production at Rose Bruford College’ A paper given at the ‘Symposium on sustainable arts in higher education’, Central School of Speech and Drama, February 2014.