Validated by University of East Anglia

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 and Jermyn Street Theatre.

There is a maximum of 14 places available each 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 final two terms.

All modules are compulsory. There is assessment throughout based on reports and presentations. Teaching takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday over 38 weeks. In addition, you will be expected to allocate two days per week to undertake your placements, production training and self-study.


Course Practitioners

Pam Fraser Solomon
Head of Creative Producing


Course Content

2020/21 Term Dates
Autumn term
4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 1 April 2021
Summer term 19 April – 23 July 2021


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

Module CPR700 – Not-For-Profit transformative theatre:
Topics examined include Business Development, Leadership, Cultural Ecology, Marketing, Funding.

Module CPR710 – Personal Reflective Practice:
An examination of creative practice through Skills Development Workshops, Production Trailing, Applied Producing including events production.

2020/21 Term Dates
Autumn term
4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 1 April 2021
Summer term 19 April – 23 July 2021


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

Module CPR720: For-Profit National and International theatre.
National and international Theatre Production and Company
Management including business prospectus development, finance, governance, legal and ethical considerations, taxation.

Module CPR730 – Producing Placement: Work-based Learning experience through an attachment to an organisation for the development of skills, knowledge and creative practice.

2020/21 Term Dates
Autumn term
4 September – 11 December 2020
Spring term 5 January – 1 April 2021
Summer term 19 April – 23 July 2021

Creative Practice:

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

Module CPR740 – Producing Practical Dissertation:
Collaborate to develop and run a fringe theatre festival. Producing content for the Catalyst Festival including the Directors’ Showcase productions and the Producers’ Showcase productions.


  • Application Fee
  • Free
  • 2020/21 UK/EU Students Course Fee
  • £9,300
  • 2020/21 International Students Course Fee
  • £17,510
  • Additional Costs (e.g. cultural trips)
  • £100 approx.
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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.

Funding and Scholarships

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

Ellie Claughton - Mountview Alumna (Producer, Lung Theatre)

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, gender, sexual orientation, 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. Please be aware that due to the limited amount of places available, this course may become full before June 1st 2020 and in this event applications will close early. Please apply earlier to avoid disappointment.


Auditions and Interviews
2020 Prospectus