Rose Bruford College is one of the largest providers of vocational degrees in theatre and related arts in Europe since 1976. It is the leading growing college dedicated to theatre and performance situated in Grade II listed historic house and an estate about 25 minutes away by train from the West End in Sidcup, Southeast London. Rose Elizabeth Bruford was the founder of the college. The campus has rehearsal rooms, recording studios, computer laboratories, design and production workshops, a drama library, study areas and a cafe-bar. Salinger College in the 2007 TV drama series is also shooted in this college.
College offers Undergraduate programs including BA(Hons) Acting, BA(Hons) Actor Musicianship, BA(Hons) American Theatre Arts, BA(Hons) Costume Production, BA(Hons) European Theatre Arts, BA(Hons.) Lighting Design, BA(Hons) Creative Lighting Control, BA(Hons) Performance Sound, BA(Hons) Scenic Arts, BA(Hons) Stage Management, BA(Hons) Theatre Design, International Foundation Course, Acting Foundation Course, Postgraduate courses including MA Theatre for Young Audiences, MA Ensemble Theatre, Online learning in BA(Hons) Opera Studies, BA(Hons) Theatre Studies, Research degrees- MPhil & PhD, Part-time, summer and youth programmes in Acting Part Time, Acting Summer School, Lighting Design Summer School, Young Peoples Theatre Workshop.
Rose Bruford College has about 91.6% of all the students compared to whole UK, which is the highest proportion of students from state schools. In 2013 among a survey among the students revealed that it is the best university-level drama institution for overall satisfaction, according to the National Student Survey in which they scored 87% for overall student satisfaction in the Survey in which participating colleges 85%, which shows steady increase over the past few years, from 79% in 2011’s survey and 86% in 2012.
In 2013 several graduates achieved fame in US including Lake Bell, Sam Palladio by Evening Standard Theatre Awards for both Richard Eyre as Best Director for his production of Ghosts at the Almeida Theatre and Rosalie Craig for Best Musical Performance for The Light Princess at the National Theatre. Rose Bruford alumni featured conspicuously at the 2015 actor Awards command at the Royal house. 2011 graduates Dave Hearn (BA (Hons) Acting) and Rob hunter (BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship) won Best Comedy for The Play That Goes Wrong, that is presently on associate extended run at the peeress Theatre. 2001 BA (Hons) Actor prowess graduate Rosalie Craig was the star of town of Angels, that won the award for Best Musical Revival. Also, 2003 BA (Hons) Actor Musician graduate Katie Brayben won Best actor during a Musical for her portrayal of Carole King within the critically acclaimed stunning at the Aldwych Theatre.