Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Creative Producing

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a combination of practical exercises, presentations and pitches supported by portfolios and/or written work. Assessors will include experienced industry professionals.

Sponsorship information

Where applications are made in December students are eligible to apply to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for funding under the Professional Preparation Master's Scheme; the school of arts also offers a small number of bursaries; part-time students in their 2nd year who are experiencing hardship may apply to the College for financial assistance.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 13,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 6,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus E15 1NN
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Department of English and Humanities
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020 3073 8381