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Rose Bruford College

Rose Bruford College specialises in Arts degrees for performance, theatre, and live events for the creative industries since 1950.

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We offer an environment where studying is an intensive experience, and you’ll be challenged to grow your creative vision. 

At Bruford, we foster imagination, talents and creativity tailored to your discipline. Small class sizes mean that you get to know your tutors and peers and benefit from regular support. 

You’ll have ten Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes to choose from. Whether you’re looking for an undergraduate degree in Acting, Lighting Design or Queer Performance master’s degree, you’ll be able to experiment and hone your skills for your future. 

Located 30 minutes from London’s West End, Rose Bruford College is an exciting and vibrant place based in leafy parkland campus grounds where you’ll creatively collaborate and explore.

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International students

Rose Bruford College is in Sidcup, nestled in a safe and secure South London borough, and offering a conducive environment for studying and living with an abundance of green spaces in the vicinity.

From Sidcup you’ll have great connections to Gatwick or Heathrow Airports, as well as to Central London. Closer to campus, you’ll be able to enjoy convenient campus accommodation, located just a two-minute walk away.

Quick Fact

Bruford was recognised at the WUSCA2024 Awards for Lecturers and Teaching Quality and Career Prospects.



I really enjoyed the diversity and flexibility of my course, and how I got to tailor my time at Bruford to my specific interests and skill sets. The practical approach to learning meant I was immediately thrown into environments and situations that taught me how to respond and work in contexts that better mimic professional experiences. 

Ellie Holloway (Australia), Stage Management BA (Hons) graduate – International student.

Some universities tend to focus only on theatre, however, MA Light in Performance provides experiences in dance, theatre, concerts and more. This is very important for early years lighting practitioners. I was previously interested in working for the concert touring industry, but as I experienced rock festivals and rock concerts, I changed my mind and was more interested in musical theatre. Real-world experiences help decide your future career, and it really helped my career decisions. 

Jason Ahn (South Korea), Light in Performance MA graduate – International student. 

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