Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Course Introduction

The course enables creative producing students to undertake masterclasses with industry leaders and innovators and take a role in the organisation of events, productions and projects, underpinned by a solid critical understanding of the cultural industries, producing, relevant theory and current research in the performance field. The entrepreneurially skilled and culturally literate producer works in dialogue with artists to create performances and festivals, manage venues and companies, oversee projects, raise funds and investment and negotiate commissions. These skills are in ever'increasing demand in competitive production environments. Students will also gain a career advantage by building a vital network of industry and peer contacts.

Course Modules

Modules include: cultural landscapes; the creative entrepreneur; performing research; practices (creative producing). Optional unit: performance; or portfolio; or dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants 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. An MFA top'up year for those with an existing MA or PGDip in this subject is also available.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £16,081  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,892  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Full Time