Devised Theatre and Performance and Advanced Devising Practice

Rose Bruford College

Master On Campus
13 months
14076 GBP/year
14076 GBP/year
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The Devised Theatre and Performance and Advanced Devising Practice MA (DTAP) at Rose Bruford College prepares you for the challenging task of creating your own work. The Advanced Devising Practice course MA/MFA (ADP) focuses on a contemporary approach to different theatrical territories and performance languages


You will enhance your physical, emotional, imaginative and cognitive playfulness in order to be well equipped for the demanding journey of articulating, shaping and presenting your artistic visions. You will develop a better understanding of "the physical body you have, the subtle body you are, and the collective body we all have in common". The exploration of the dynamic relationships between these different bodies will provoke your physical and emotional imagination, creative intuition and personal playfulness, initiating awareness of what we call the Poetic Body. Awareness of this body lies at the very centre of LISPA's DTAP Course pedagogy, since accessing it is essential for the creation of new performance languages.

Learning outcomes

All of the languages you will explore are very physical, and demand from you the ability to negotiate highly transposed levels of play. 

The aim of this Devised Theatre and Performance and Advanced Devising Practice  at Rose Bruford College is to increase your physical, poetical and intellectual understanding of the underlying structures within very different theatrical territories. This exploration will not only allow you to develop a better insight into what kind of theatre and performance you feel really passionate about, but also the ability to go beyond already existing forms in order to create your own work. Regular movement, improvisation and devising sessions will form the core of each Intensive, with excursions and theoretical reflections on practitioners in the field deepening the artistic journey.


London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA) which has recently relocated to Berlin.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Personal process
  • Performance praxis
  • Ensemble singing
  • Alexander technique and contemporary dance-based movement
  • Rhythm work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the program will have either successfully completed a university-level training in theatre, physical theatre or the performing arts, or have sufficient practical experience in the field to meet the standards of the training. 
  • If the applicant has not previously studied with LISPA on a workshop or short course, we may ask for an audition or additional material showcasing performance work.
  • We are delighted to run new MA/MFA programmes with (formerly LISPA). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14076 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14076 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15250 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • MA Devised Theatre and Performance (13 months study) £14,500
  • MFA Advanced Devising Practice (2 years study) £23,000


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Devised Theatre and Performance and Advanced Devising Practice
Rose Bruford College