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About Theatre Production
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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The MA in Theatre Directing run in collaboration with the multi-award winning Orange Tree Theatre is designed to explore the art and techniques of theatre directing within the context of contemporary theatre making. 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
Course Overview. 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
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
The MA Theatre Directing at UEA is one of the longest established in the UK. Each year we select only a very small number of Theatre Directing students – creating a close, collaborative environment. . Read more
Delivered in association with internationally renowned theatre company Frantic Assembly, this MA provides a unique opportunity to develop collaborative theatre making skills as relevant to professional level contemporary theatre across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. 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
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