1.4 Our programmes of study

The range and nature of the College’s academic offer require a dynamic approach to teaching and learning strategies.  Programmes are delivered in a variety of teaching modes – full-time vocational and study degrees, part-time undergraduate, full and mixed mode higher degrees and online learning degrees.  The College’s prospectus, which is published annually, gives details of all the degrees and study programmes we offer.


The College currently offers:


BA (Honours) Programmes        

Programme Director


Jeremy Harrison

Actor Musicianship*         

Jeremy Harrison

American Theatre Arts†

Steve Dykes

European Theatre Arts†

Alexia Kokkali

Costume Production†

Angela Ball

Creative Lighting Control†

Rachel Nicholson

Lighting Design†

Hansjörg Schmidt

Performance Sound†

Rachel Nicholson

Scenic Arts†           

Brigitte Lambert

Stage Management†        

Mark Simpson (Interim PD)

Theatre Design†

Iona Mcleish


Online BA (Honours) Programmes


Theatre Studies

Jayne Richards

Opera Studies

Dr Jane Schopf

Taught Postgraduate Programmes


PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: Theatre and Performance
Accredited by the Higher Education Academy

Programme tutors: Cordelia Bryan; Professor Kathy Dacre

MA Ensemble Theatre†

Gabriel Gawain

MA Theatre for Young Audiences†

Gabriel Gawain

*Drama UK signature programmes  

†Drama UK hallmark programmes


Other programmes of study


Acting Foundation

Pat O’Toole

Acting Part-Time

Tony James

Bruford Youth Theatre


All programmes have a Programme Director (listed above) whom you will meet in your first few days at College and who will be your first point of contact at College, and a Programme Administrator.  A full list of academic and support staff, with their titles, phone numbers, e mail address and location, is given towards the end of this handbook.

The School of Performance and the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA) also have their own Heads of School who take overall academic leadership for the programmes within their School.


Head of School of Performance:              Niamh Dowling
Head of School of DMTA:                          Dr Nick Hunt

Last modified: Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 1:25 PM