Staff Profile: Tess Dignan, Module Year Co-ordinator

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  • Tess Dignan, Module Year Co-ordinator

  • Position:

    Module Year Co-ordinator

  • Teaching Area:


  • Qualifications:

    MA in Theatre Practices; Postgraduate Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and the Performing Arts.

  • Memberships:

    Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Professional Practice:

    Ongoing collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company through work with its  Voice Department, Education Department and Corporate Development Department.


Tess Dignan MA is Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. Tess specialises in voice and in text, and has worked in a wide variety of creative fields. She has participated in workshops and master classes at The Moscow Arts Theatre School in Russia, The Esculela Superior de Arte Dramatico in Spain, The Stratford Festival Theatre in Canada, and has worked as a visiting voice coach with the Royal Shakespeare Company over the last eight years.

In film, she has worked as a Dialogue Coach for a new Scottish Series for television called ‘The Outlander’, which will be transmitted in August 2014, and  most recently coaching Shakespeare Verse Speaking for The Liverpool Everyman's new production of ‘Twelfth Night’, which will open the new Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.