Mr Rob Brannen

Job: Head of the School of Arts

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7318




Personal profile

Rob Brannen is Head of the School of Arts. The School contains programmes in Arts & Festivals Management, Dance, Drama, Fine Art, Foundation Art & Design, Music Technology and Performing Arts.

Rob has published, presented papers and led workshops in the areas of pedagogy and performance, new theatre writing and the politics of arts funding.

Rob is a Teacher Fellow of De Montfort University, holds a National Teaching Fellowship award for individual excellence in teaching and is Vice-President of the International University Theatre Association.

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Theatre Pedagogy, Introduction author and book publication Editor, IUTA press, September 2012

Playwright for The Yarn, performed by Merseyside Arts Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 2012

The King’s Herald/The King’s Fool: Theatre, University and the State, paper presented at the International University Theatre Association 9th World Congress, Minsk, Belarus, July 2012

Insignificant Others ? : using performance process, text and character to explore political and cultural complexities within educational contexts. Theatre Applications Conference: Performance with a Purpose, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, April 2010

From Disney to Pornography: expectation, progression and identity in university drama practice. Papers of The International University Theatre Association 7th World Congress, Benemerita Universidad Press, 2010.

Areas of teaching

New Writing in Performance, Devising, Improvisation, Cultural Policy, Forum Theatre.

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