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Creative Producing (for Theatre and Live Performance) (MA)

Programme status: Fully Approved

This Master's degree in creative producing is designed to appeal to a diverse range of students. This is reflected in its varied content, teaching and assessment methods. The programme works in association with the established Birkbeck MFA Theatre Directing, allowing students on both programmes to interrelate.

The programme is practice-centred and practice-based. It is rooted in the present-day realities of the role of the professional creative producer, and therefore in the essential blend of personal taste and judgement, practical skills, creative team-working and problem-solving needed for that role.

The programme is structured around 3 key areas of study and experience:

  • the creative producer: including developing taste, awareness and judgement; exercising reflection and self-knowledge; professional development
  • the producer's key skills and competencies: including presentation and pitching; production finance (raising, budgeting and controlling it); contracts, rights and legislation
  • the producer and people: including working with creative teams; working with artists; relating to/involving audiences and communities.

Read about the experiences of previous students in our 2011 Year Book.

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Read the programme director's blog about the MA Creative Producing.