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 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.
The course includes a programme of seminars featuring more than 40 leading executive producers and theatremakers, including Gareth Johnson (Gareth Johnson Ltd), Hedda Beeby (Fiery Angel), Glynis Hall (Glynis Henderson Productions), Jo Crowley (1927), Lyn Gardner (Theatre critic and journalist), David Brady (Artistic Director, The Lion & Unicorn Theatre), Jessica Brewster ( Artistic Director, The Roses Theatre), Ricky Dukes (Lazarus Theatre Company), David Carey and Saida Ahmed (Chickeshed), Ben Monks and Jeremy Wong (Improbable).
Students have been supported by a wide range of companies and venues, including Cervantes Theatre, New Earth, Aria Entertainment, Bush Theatre, Arcola Theatre, Park Theatre, Les Enfants Terribles, The Blue Elephant, Theatre Deli, The Golden Goose Theatre, LUNG Theatre Company, Jermyn Street Theatre, COLAB Theatre, The White Bear, Talawa Theatre Company, Fuel Theatre, Selladoor Worldwide and Walking Theatre.
Click here to watch Festival Talk. The Festival Talk was produced by Creative Producing students and featured as part of Catalyst in the Cloud – a dynamic online festival of theatre and performance celebrating the work of Mountview´s 2020 MA Creative Producers.
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 14 September – 18 December 2020
Spring term 4 January – 1 April 2021
Summer term 12 April – 25 June 2021
Writing up period (MA only) 25 June – 31 August 2021
NB There is no teaching on the Easter Weekend (2-5 April) or May Bank Holidays
2021/22 Term Dates Autumn term TBC Spring term TBC Summer term TBC
Collaboration with MA Theatre Directors on larger scale work
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.
2021/22 UK/Republic of Ireland Students Course Fee
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.
Candidates are invited to an online interview with the course leader at which they discuss their previous experience, interests and influences.
Please be aware that due to the limited amount of places available, this course may become full before 31 May 2021 and in this event applications will close early. Please apply earlier to avoid disappointment.