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Rose Bruford College: Theatre for Young Audiences

Institution Rose Bruford College
Department School of Performance
Web http://www.bruford.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

Please apply directly to the College.

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.

Led by a team of specialist practitioners and academics you will be working with some of the leading figures in the UK and European sector. Students on the programme have had the opportunity to visit international festivals (including ASSITEJ Congress Copenhagen, Imaginate Festival Edinburgh, and Takeoff), work with leading companies and theatres (including Catherine Wheels, NIE, Oily Cart, Tall Stories, Unicorn Theatre, Action Transport Theatre, Polka Theatre, Half Moon Theatre, and Travelling Light), and with world class practitioners (including Tony Graham, Mark Storor, Alex Byrne, and David Wood). Working alongside our TYA creative partners, you will explore a range of theatrical techniques and theories that will enrich your ability to create theatre for audiences of all ages. The course includes work placements with leading organisations.

Programme at a glance: - From the start of your studies you will work with young audiences in Schools and Colleges across the South East Region.

  • Opportunities to publish research through the College's TYA research centre.

  • You will work with and study the practice of leading TYA figures from the UK and internationally

  • Membership through the College of TYA-UK, the UK arm of ASSITEJ – the international association of theatre for children and young audiences.

Full Time Given the advanced practice‐based nature of the programme potential students will be expected to possess a range of existing performance skills in order to be eligible to join the programme. Therefore, the focus of the learning and teaching is not about training, but about developing your existing skills with a focus on understanding, creating and producing theatrical events and performances within the context of an ensemble theatre company. Much of your study will in consequence be self‐directed and focussed on researching the field and developing your own modes of practice.The degree is made up of 5 modules, 4 x 30 credit modules and 1 final double weighted 60 credit module. Normally each module is studied over a 2‐3 month period culminating in a practical performance based project. Additionally you will be expected to submit a critical reflection related to the module based upon your personal research and related to and your professional development. Contact time with staff is high for a Masters degree ‐ although contact may vary from module to module depending on the intensity of performance related work. You can expect to devote the remainder of your time to personal study, research or collaborative working or focussing on the work-based learning elements of the programme. There is some evening and weekend working.

Part time Part time delivery closely mirrors the full time programme, but takes place over two years. In the first year you will study 3 x 30 credit modules and in the second 1 x 30 credit module plus the double weighted (60 credit) final module. Classroom (lecture‐based and seminar work) takes place in evenings and some weekends alongside the full‐time students so that you can share experiences and learn collaboratively. Practical work will normally take place in short blocks arranged where possible to coincide with school holidays or over weekends and bank holidays as appropriate.

MA Programme Specification: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/media/documents/ProgrammeSpecificationforMATheatreforYoungAudiencesamendedMar20.pdf

MFA Programme Specification: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/media/documents/ProgrammeSpecificationforMFATheatreforYoungAudiencesamendedMar20.pdf

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Master of Fine Arts - MFA (PG)

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