Theatre Studies Online at Rose Bruford College

Rose Bruford BA (Hons) Theatre Studies Online

This is the only full degree programme in the UK for those who wish to study theatre and performance online, and there is no comparable programme elsewhere in the world. The programme is delivered through a virtual learning environment, e-portfolios and webinars, and at study days and weekends at set points in the year.

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Attention all theatre practitioners, educators and general enthusiasts around the world! Join us for an information webinar on our BA Theatre Studies programme at Rose Bruford College on Saturday, April 22 at 1pm BST. Discover how our innovative programme prepares students for careers in the industry, and gives those who have always wanted to gain a degree in theatre and performance the opportunity to do so from their own home.

During the webinar, you'll hear from our Lead Academic Tutor, Dr Karen Morash, and current students about the programme's unique features, such as our focus on process-based learning and key academic and practical skills that will set you up for a future beyond the degree.

Our BA Theatre Studies programme is perfect for students interested in gaining a comprehensive understanding of the history, theory and practice of performance. Our flexible online learning experience allows students from all around the world to study at their own pace, with the guidance of our experienced faculty.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn more about our BA Theatre Studies programme and how it can help you pursue your passion for theatre. To attend this session or register interest in future sessions, please email [email protected].


A great feature on BA Theatre Studies student Anthony Proctor-Williams, who was recently appointed as Theatre Manager and Programmer at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool:

Are you interested in finding out more about how you can combine a career in the Arts with undergraduate study? Register for our upcoming info webinar on 22 October which will introduce you to the programme and give you a chance to ask questions:

Timeline photos 23/05/2022

Playwright Camilo Vergara discusses his latest project with IATI Theater in New York, and what it’s been like studying Theatre Studies BA (Hons) online in our latest news story ✍️

Check it out here:


Would you like to know more about our innovative and unique online BA Theatre Studies? Join us tomorrow (Wednesay, 9 March) at 7pm to hear Lead Academic Tutor Karen Morash and students discuss the programme and answer your questions. To register for the event, email [email protected].

Shepton Mallet shop goes online-only as owner starts theatre studies degree 14/02/2022

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We ❤❤❤ this article written about our wonderful TSBA student Karen Mercer:

We're working hard to make the programme accessible to a wide range of neurodivergent students. If a learning difference has meant that you struggle with campus-based tuition, but would really love a theatre-based degree, check us out!

Shepton Mallet shop goes online-only as owner starts theatre studies degree MY Coffee Stop, a popular Shepton Mallet shop specialising in ethical essentials and treats, is leaving the High Street to operate as an online…

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BA Theatre Studies Level 5 student Simone Tani and his company Teatro Pomodoro have an innovative, interactive show coming up in Liverpool. Peep Show Battle Royale is a dark, comedic, theatre experience, mixing the light whimsical delight of the Muppets within an arena much like those of gladiators. An atmosphere where you’ll find satirical pieces of the likes of Cabaret, and echoes of absurdity of the League of Gentlemen, all seen from behind the window of a grungy booth reminiscent of a voyeuristic peep show.
Also, keeping in line with the game show theme, audiences will have the opportunity to win amazing prizes! Throughout the show your votes and decisions will be collected and contribute to a chance to win a selection of rewards. For more info visit


Theatre Studies Online is a course like no other - you can get a BA, immerse yourself in the theory, history, contexts and practice of theatre, and join an international community of students, all from the comfort of your own home!

We have two live info sessions coming up on 23 October and 27 November (2pm) where you can hear about the programme from staff and students, and ask questions. To join, please email [email protected].

We are currently accepting applications for January 2022 entry, but don't hang about! The deadline is 1 November.

Photos from Theatre Studies Online at Rose Bruford College's post 30/09/2021

Congratulations to this year's graduates

TSO 2021 Video 29/06/2021

Only THREE days until applications close for September 2021 entry. If you're wondering if the course is a good fit for you, listen to what some of our current students have to say about the course: And when you're finished, take a look at some of the other videos on our Youtube channel! If you would like more information, please email [email protected].

TSO 2021 Video Take a look at what some of our students are saying about Theatre Studies Online.


Applications close on 1 JULY for a place on the online BA Theatre Studies at Rose Bruford - come join us on a truly unique, world-class degree that you can undertake from anywhere on the planet, as long as you have an internet connection.

If you would like more information on the programme, we are running a webinar this Saturday, 12 June at 11am. See our teaser video on Youtube for more information:
You can hear from staff and students about the programme and ask any questions that you might have. To reserve your place, please email [email protected].


Thinking about applying for the online BA (Hons) Theatre Studies degree at Rose Bruford? We are running a live webinar for potential applicants this Saturday, 22 May at 11am. You can find out more about the programme and ask questions. If you would like to attend please email [email protected] for details.


MA in Performance (ONLINE) ???

Who would be interested in an MA in Performance designed for graduates of theatre and performance degrees - working part-time and online. The programme will offer students a chance to use their own areas of practice / interest as a basis for study and practical exploration. They will be part of a collaborative learning community with students from a wide range of disciplines world-wide.

If you'd like more information email me. [email protected]

Photos from Theatre Studies Online at Rose Bruford College's post 27/04/2021

BA Theatre Studies student Ricardo Madrigal's company Ministry of Clown has a piece in the online Festival of Spanish Theatre (FesTeLOff), which is currently running. 'The Divorce Court Judge' is on till 30 April, so be quick!


Why not take a look at our new Theatre Studies Online at Rose Bruford College YouTube channel.

We will be hosting details about the programme, helpful study skills workshops, student work and various projects. Here's a few things for starters with more to follow so please subscribe and hit the like button!

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Graduates Call-Out 17/03/2021

Paid Graduate Opportunity

Rose Bruford College Graduates we need you to inspire the next generation!

We are looking for both Performance and Design Management Technical Arts graduate ambassadors to participate in our Industry Insight Films and support our Regional Mock Auditions and Interviews.

● Industry Insight Films: looking for early career but established industry professionals to dispel the myths about creative education and employment in a 3-minute film. You will be given a list of themes, you will have the freedom to choose 1 brief which you feel you relate to the most. The brief is part script, part instruction; however, we welcome personalised amendments. The audience you would be directly targeting with your message is largely students 14-25 years old. We are responsible for editing. Fee £90

● Regional Mock Auditions and Interviews will take place in collaboration with regional theatres, art centres or community spaces in up to 10 cities around the UK to demystify the application process required to apply to drama school. We are looking for recent graduates from each city/region to meet with participants and their parents/guardians to give advice about degrees programmes and their own journey to drama school. The program will run from April to May dates TBC in the protentional city locations TBC: Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Edinburgh, Hull, North London, South London, Liverpool, Plymouth, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle Upon Tyne. Fee £120

● Graduates data base: We are also looking for Graduates who are experienced facilitators in their specialism for a data base we are creating. It will allow us to contact you for any future jobs we would have and love to offer to you. This is not paid yet as its just collecting data but any jobs we have you will be the first to know. Use this opportunity to let us know how you can be promoted and employed by Rose Bruford College.

● Mentors: We are currently in the process of setting up a mentoring programme for 14 to 16 year olds. Further details will be available in due course, but please use this as an opportunity to register your interest in volunteering as a mentor so we can send you further information as and when it becomes available.

Full briefs for each activity are available. All activities will be undertaken with Covid health and safety protocols in place.

We are especially looking for graduates from widening participation background who can relate with our target audience who have no experience of higher education in their family, including those from low-income households – typically those who were in receipt of a bursary as a student; persons of colour; those with disabilities; and care leavers. A DBS check is required, we can use the update service if you have an existing check in place.

Click here for the application form,7AGGC,6BO805,TKC70,1

Please attach in the mentioned form your CV and an up to 1min About Me video- (we are interested in seeing your personality and interpersonal skills).

If you have any questions about this opportunity and / or the application process please feel free to email [email protected]

RBC have a commitment to improving access to the institution. RBC want to remove any stigma, barrier, or mystery to getting into drama school, studying in London, or understanding the admissions requirements (e.g., auditions and portfolios). RBC want students from any area of the country and from every walk of life to feel that drama school training or Higher Education is open to them.

All the best,


Steven Thorn

Industry and Alumni Liaison

Rose Bruford College


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