Creative Producing

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

12 months
18395 GBP/year
9027 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA is for those with existing arts practice who wish to develop relevant knowledge and expertise, creative entrepreneurial and project management skills and become part of Central’s extensive network of industry collaborators. The Creative Producing program is offered at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.


As a student on the MA/MFA Creative Producing programme at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, you will:

  • Real-world creative producing opportunities to develop knowledge and skills
  • Networking through placements with leading theatre and arts organisations, masterclasses and industry mentors
  • Student-led collaboration with writers, actors and designers on other Central MA/MFA courses

What is a Creative Producer?

The entrepreneurially skilled and culturally literate producer works in dialogue with artists to create performances and festivals, run venues and companies, manage projects, raise funds and investment, and negotiate commissions.Central graduates have become successful producers, among them Sir Cameron Mackintosh, a name synonymous with Britain’s global pre-eminence in musical theatre, and David Jubb, whose pioneering work at Battersea Arts Centre characterises the vibrancy and originality of London’s contemporary fringe, or ‘off West End’ scene.

Programme Structure

On the MA and MFA, you will engage with the same core subject matter. In the first year of the MFA, you will join MA colleagues for most of the year, undertaking professional creative producing projects to develop your understanding of:

  • publicity, marketing and fundraising
  • business modelling and innovation
  • authentic leadership and effective teamwork
  • audience development and engagement
  • theatre production and tour management
  • festival curation and organisation.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no formal closing date for direct applications




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • bring images of a non-theatre space that you could imagine staging your take on the production;
  • decide upon one UK venue and one international venue of your choice.
  • a portfolio presentation of about three minutes concentrating mainly on one example of your previous work;
  • influences on your practice, both artistic and entrepreneurial;
  • you may also bring with you an edited portfolio of your previous work, for discussion, where you feel this is appropriate.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18395 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9027 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9027 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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