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Masters degrees in Theatre Production provide advanced training in producing theatre shows, from script analysis right through to the final show.
Taught MA and MFA degrees are typical for the field. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as Performance Studies.
A producer acquires financing, hires staff and oversees everything from the beginning to the end of each show. So, to become a professional in this field, you will train in devising, directing and adapting a variety of shows. These may include staged plays, musicals, comedy sketches or drama.
Across all performance types, you will analyse the dramaturgy (roles and technologies) which form a production, both in their historical context and their contemporary innovations. This includes collaborating with playwrights, performers, actors, choreographers, technicians and designers.
You will scrutinise applied theatre across a range of theoretical concepts such as communications, visual cultures, sociocultural methodologies and social history. This will be combined with vocational training in areas of production management, including financial control, scheduling, planning, and health and safety.
As well as direct involvement with theatre companies, your career may span many other roles and industries. For example, your expertise would be suited to performances in other contexts, including film, TV and radio.
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Work with creativity and flair as a theatre-maker. Experience first-hand the intricate collaborative interplay between dramatists, directors and performers which underpins successful theatre-making in the UK in a rich creative environment. Read more
Delivered in association with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly, this Master’s degree provides a unique opportunity to develop collaborative theatre making skills relevant to professional level contemporary theatre across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. Read more
Central offers a PG Certificate in Applied Theatre with Young People (PGATYP) in Directing Text in association with the National Theatre, as part of their Connections Scheme. Read more
The MFA Drama program offers graduate students the opportunity to explore innovative approaches to theatre production and performance including traditional theatre disciplines, as well as interdisciplinary artistic projects. Read more
A one year course for only two students with the career aim of working in theatre production management. The training for this senior management position in theatre develops a student’s skills to an advanced level in leadership, problem-solving and project management. Read more
Study theatre and performance studies in a dynamic environment in the heart of London. From avant-garde drama to political action, queer performance, live art, dance, cultural tourism and the spectacles of the West End, you will be introduced to a range of theatre and performance theories and practices. Read more
The Department of Theatre and Performance's research embraces a range of global theory and practice in theatre and performance including play-texts, physical practices and critical/cultural theory on which students can draw in their research. Read more
Delivered in association with internationally renowned Dance company Motionhouse, this Master’s degree provides a unique opportunity to develop dance-theatre skills relevant to professional level contemporary performance. Read more
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a practical, studio-based degree designed to enable students to attain a high level of professional mastery, craft and practical skill, through the presentation of both a creative art-work (or art-works) and a written component (exegesis). Read more