We have strong industry links, with performance opportunities, workshops with leading practitioners, and visits to theatres and from industry all on offer to enrich your studies.
Our tutors are experienced practitioners in their fields and bring with them an array of expertise and networks.
Below you will find some of the industry partners with which Bucks' students have collaborated in the past and a list of some visiting specialists.
- Swan Theatre, High Wycombe – students from each year perform in this professional theatre every year.
- Courtyard Theatre, London – this leading fringe venue hosts our final year showcases as well as our second year productions.
- Court Theatre Training Company – this leading drama school is a partner institution of the university, and we share industry practice with them.
- Out of Joint – this leading UK theatre company has hosted workshops and talks with our students, and Catriona Craig, a permanent member of Bucks staff part time, also works as Literary Manager for the company.
- Paines Plough – James Grieve, Artistic Director of the company was awarded an honorary MA in 2016 for his work with our students, helping advise lecturers on texts, and organising opportunities for our students to interview leading playwright Alistair McDowall.
- Niall Gelder-Stones – Niall is a leading vocal coach including at Mountview and teaches our students.
- Raji James – Raji is a professional actor who appeared in East Is East, Doctor Who, Silent Witness and Eastenders, and teaches our students.
- Irene Wernli – Irene is a leading dance performer, practitioner and teacher who works with our students.
- RC-Annie – for many years this leading UK stage combat company has worked with our students on their foundation course.