Rose Bruford College, where Gary Oldman studied, given degree awarding powers

PUBLISHED: 15:29 28 February 2017 | UPDATED: 15:29 28 February 2017

James Brokenshire and Jo Johnson visit Rose Bruford

James Brokenshire and Jo Johnson visit Rose Bruford


Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire paid the college a visit to congratulate them this week

The Rose Brudford College of Theatre and Performance has been awarded degree awarding powers this week.

Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire has welcomed the news that the college has been awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP), acknowledging the rigour and academic integrity of the training it provides and allowing it to continue to expand the curriculum it offers.

The Rose Bruford College is a specialist higher education institution, providing theatre training to future actors, costume, lighting and stage designers. Already boasting an impressive list of alumni that have gone on to work on stage and screen including Gary Oldman, Tom Baker and Pam St Clement, the new degree awarding powers will further enhance the prestige of the college and allow it greater flexibility to design courses that will appeal to employers and students.

Students starting courses at the college in September 2017 will be the first to study for a taught degree awarded directly by Rose Bruford, with college directors already at work designing a new suite of postgraduate and undergraduate courses.

Commenting following the news, mr Brokenshire said: “Rose Bruford is already a big name amongst stage and screen communities and a positive contributor to Sidcup and its environs. Being awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers will allow the college to continue to build on its reputation and propel even more talented students onto successful careers in the creative arts.”

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