MA CREATIVE PRODUCING

Validated by University of East Anglia

MA CREATIVE PRODUCING
Validated by University of East Anglia

One year (full-time)

Mountview’s MA in Creative Producing explores and provides experience and the skills needed to be a successful theatre producer. 

Running since 2015, 100% of graduates have already gone on to work professionally in the UK and internationally, both on their own projects and with companies including Headlong, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Live Theatre in Newcastle, Park Theatre, Jermyn Street Theatre.

There is a maximum of 12 places available a year.

Theory and case study work over the first two terms are combined with practical experience and a series of guest lectures. You will create your own public work and produce a production as part of Mountview’s Directors/Producers Season in the third term.

The course is led by Chris Grady (who led the MA course at Anglia Ruskin University, and was previously CEO of Buxton Opera and Head of Licencing for Cameron Mackintosh Ltd) with a programme of seminars featuring more than 40 of the UK’s leading independent producers/theatremakers.

Course Content

All modules are compulsory. There is assessment throughout based on essays and presentations.

Teaching days are Wednesday and Thursday. There are eight hours of lectures and two hours’ tutorials and seminars each week. In addition, students are expected to carry out two days per week of self-led study.

Autumn term tbc
Spring term tbc
Summer term tbc

Skills

• Arts ecology
• Arts business
• Licencing & royalties
• Dramatic critical practice & commissioning
• Theatre making and producing in the not-for-profit sector

All modules are compulsory. There is assessment throughout based on essays and presentations.

Teaching days are Wednesday and Thursday. There are eight hours of lectures and two hours’ tutorials and seminars each week. In addition, students are expected to carry out two days per week of self-led study.

Autumn term tbc
Spring term tbc
Summer term tbc

Skills

• Finance and fundraising
• Marketing and audience development
• Commercial producing and general management
• Touring
• Digital futures
• Understanding technical theatre
• International collaboration and presentation

All modules are compulsory. There is assessment throughout based on essays and presentations.

Teaching days are Wednesday and Thursday. There are eight hours of lectures and two hours’ tutorials and seminars each week. In addition, students are expected to carry out two days per week of self-led study.

Autumn term tbc
Spring term tbc
Summer term tbc

Creative Practice:

  • Solo play as part of Creative Producers’ festival and collaboration with MA Theatre Directors on larger scale work
  • Reflective evaluation

Fees

  • UK/EU Students
  • £8,275
  • International Students
  • £16,825
  • Application Fee
  • Free
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Fees are subject to annual review. One term’s notice will be given of any increases.

Mountview works with all students to discuss funding options.

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The MA in Creative Producing provides students with invaluable skills and networking opportunities to place them firmly within the theatre industry.

Ellie Claughton - MA in Creative Producing

Entry requirements

Admission onto the course is by interview. Applicants must be aged 21 years or over at the start of the course. Students who do not hold an undergraduate degree will need to undertake an access assignment to establish suitability for undertaking the MA.

If an applicant’s first language is not English, and they have not been taught in English or studied to A Level standard in the UK, they will need to demonstrate an acceptable minimum level of competence through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) (Band 6.5).

Mountview welcomes applications from people with disabilities and is keen to support all applicants to achieve their best. If applicants have any special requirements or access needs, these should be discussed with the course leader/administrator.

Mountview is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities. No applicant will receive less or more favourable treatment on grounds of sex, age, ethnic origin, disability, religion and marital/parental status or any comparable grounds.

Interview information

Candidates are invited to Mountview for an interview with the Head of Programme at which they discuss their previous experience, interests and influences. There is no application fee.

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