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  MA/MFA Creative Producing


Royal Central School of Speech & Drama    Graduate School

Full time October MA, Other MA: 1 year full-time; MFA: 2 years full-time
Communication & Media Studies (7) Creative Arts & Design (9)

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Are you ready to step into the world of creative producing? The MA/MFA Creative Producing programme at Central offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in the field. Through real-world opportunities, networking with industry leaders, and collaboration with peers, you will gain hands-on experience in producing performances, managing projects, and raising funds. Whether you are an experienced stage manager, a business graduate with a passion for the arts, or a theatre artist looking to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, this course is designed for you. The programme's vocational focus ensures you can apply your learning through practical projects, including publicity, marketing, fundraising, and audience engagement. With a strong emphasis on sustainability and entrepreneurship, Central equips you with the tools to succeed in the competitive production environment. If you have a relevant undergraduate degree and practical experience in theatre or arts management, this programme could be your gateway to a successful career in creative producing.

About the course

As a student on the MA/MFA Creative Producing programme at Central, you will:

  • Real-world creative producing opportunities to develop knowledge and skills
  • Networking through placements with leading theatre and arts organisations, masterclasses and industry mentors
  • Student-led collaboration with writers, actors and designers on other Central MA/MFA courses

What is a Creative Producer?

The entrepreneurially skilled and culturally literate producer works in dialogue with artists to create performances and festivals, run venues and companies, manage projects, raise funds and investment, and negotiate commissions.

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Entry Requirements

You should normally have an undergraduate degree in a relevant field, (drama, theatre or performance studies, for example, but other areas such as economics, politics or business studies are also relevant); applications from students of other disciplines will be considered. All applicants will be expected to have had practical experience in theatre related areas and/or arts management. Applications for the accreditation of prior experience in lieu of academic entry qualification will also be considered where appropriate. An offer will normally only be made after interview/audition.


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Student Profile

Mohamad Shaifulbahri, Graduated 2016, Founder and Artistic Director of Bhumi Collective, which produces work in the UK and Singapore.

Gaining access to industry professionals, showed me the ever-growing importance of a producer in the industry today and how it stretches beyond budgets and spreadsheets alone. My time at Central opened my mind, heart and soul to infinite possibilities surrounding my practice that I could never have imagined before – best decision ever.

Scholarships

This scholarship has been made possible by the Governors of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.
There is a total of £150,000 in the fund. Awards will have a minimum value of £1,000 each. Undergraduate students will have funds paid directly to them for living expenses. Postgraduate students will have the funds allocated directly towards their tuition fees.

Value of Scholarship(s)

1000

Eligibility

Home/Overseas/ ELQ.

Application Procedure

All eligible applicants will be automatically considered for an award based on merit. You will be notified by email on 30 April 2021 if you have been nominated to go forward to the second stage of the Scholarship application. Those applicants will be sent an email with guidance notes a link to the online application form. In late August 2021, there will be a second call for applications for students made an offer of admission from 27 April to mid-August.


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These major scholarships have been made possible by the Leverhulme Trust. Recipients will be incoming students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses who demonstrate the potential for exceptional talent and also financial need.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10,000

Eligibility

Offer holders must be nominated to apply to this award. All eligible offer holders will be automatically considered for nomination when they are made an offer of admission. Nominees are put forth based merit, and the strength of their application to Central, including the interview/audition component.

Application Procedure

If you have been nominated to go forward to the second stage of the Scholarship application, you will be emailed on 08 April 2024. Those offer holders will be sent an email with guidance notes a link to the online application form.


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Value of Scholarship(s)

£1,000

Eligibility

Central Bursaries are offered to all applicants holding an offer to any MA or BA Course. They are supported by donations of Central alumni and friends, in particular through the Big Give Christmas Challenge.

Application Procedure

Applicants interested in this fund must hold an offer of admission for a relevant course. Details on how to apply can be found in your Admissions offer letter from Central.


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This scholarship has been made possible by former President and graduate of Central Michael Grandage CBE to support an MA/MFA Creative Producing student.

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

Home/ELQ/Overseas students. Applicants interested in this fund must hold an offer of admission for a relevant course. Details on how to apply can be found in your Admissions offer letter from Central.

Application Procedure

Applicants interested in this fund must hold an offer of admission for a relevant course. Details on how to apply can be found in your Admissions offer letter from Central.


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This scholarship has been made possible by the Governors of the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

Value of Scholarship(s)

£2,000-5,000

Eligibility

All postgraduate courses. Home/ELQ/Overseas students.

Application Procedure

Applicants interested in this fund must hold an offer of admission for a relevant course. Details on how to apply can be found in your Admissions offer letter from Central.


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