Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme 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.

Course Modules

Core modules: Unit 4: The producer and people; unit 1: The creative producer; unit 7: Personal project; unit 6: Being a producer; unit 3: Production finance; unit 2: The producer's toolkit.

Course Additional Entry

We take a broad view of previous experience, education and training. Some previous experience of theatre or live performance in its widest sense, for example events, music, outdoor performance, street arts, festivals. In addition you should have one of the following: directly relevant professional or professional'level work experience (normally 3 years minimum), or a good Honours degree from a UK university (or a directly comparable qualification from a non'UK university), or an undergraduate or postgraduate'level diploma from a recognised UK drama school (or a directly comparable qualification from a non'UK drama school). We expect you to have basic computer / IT skills, in particular a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Qualified applicants are asked to participate in an entry process that is designed to help you to show that you are committed to producing at a professional level. If English is not your 1st language, an IELTS score of 7.5 or above is normally required.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees