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Certificate In Creative Producing for Theatre and live performance

A unique, degree-level, full-time 12 month course.

(CONTACT US FOR DETAILS OF A PART-TIME 2 YEAR OPTION.)

After the success of our one-off workshops, we are now launching unique training for theatre and event producers, with affordable fees.

Where: London, England.

When: October 2019 - June 2020

Programme Description.

The programme prepares students for professional roles as creative producers in a wide variety of theatre and live performance events; and provides them with a comprehensive awareness of the work and functions of the professional creative producer under current conditions.

The programme furthers its students’ creative and intellectual development by enabling them to understand and communicate the nature of the professional practice of creative producing; develops their abilities as a creative producer to a professionally acceptable level; and enables them to become autonomous, reflective and self-aware to a professionally acceptable level.

The programme is rooted in the current realities of the role of the professional creative producer and in the blend of practical skills, creative team-working, problem-solving and personal taste and judgement that this role requires. Industry-specific and practice-centred, it incorporates many professional practitioners into its teaching and learning processes.

Programme Rationale & Aims.

an integration of industry-related practice and critical / contextual study, the programme...

 - prepares students for professional roles as creative producers in one or more of a wide variety of theatre and live performance events; and

 - provides students with a comprehensive awareness of the work and functions of the professional creative producer under current conditions.

The aims of the programme are to further students’ creative and intellectual development by...

  •  enabling them to understand and communicate the nature of the professional practice of creative producing;

  •  developing their abilities as a creative producer to a professionally acceptable level; and become autonomous, reflective and self-aware as a creative producer to a professionally acceptable level.

Programme Structure.

The programme has seven units that gradually build to provide a varied learning experience of the work and skills of the creative producer.

One: The Creative Producer

Two: The Producer’s Toolkit

Three: Production Finance

Four: The Producer and People

Five: The Producer and Research  (this module chosen according to students interests)

Six: Being a Producer

Seven: Personal Project

Entry Criteria.

A good honours degree in a relevant subject is desirable ( but not essential) or the equivalent (e.g. professional or professional-level experience of theatre and/or performance).

Admission

By interview. Interviews from Dec 2019.

Apply with CV and covering letter to: admissions@mavericktheatre.co.uk 

Programme Director

Nick Hennegan M.A., M.I.E.E.

Fees

UK students - £1,400 per term - Total £4,200 

Overseas students - £2,800 per term - Total £8,400

All fees must be paid in advance. Overseas students must arrange their own visas.

A one-day Introduction To Creative Producing


An Introduction to Creative Producing.

 "An M.A. in a day...!"

Soho, London (and also now online!)

This one-day workshop takes a unique overview of UK Theatre.


WHAT IS IT?

What is the difference between a Creative Producer and a 'normal' Producer? Where do Artistic Directors fit in? What about Finance, the law, choice of plays or musicals? Then there's employing actors, working with creatives, commissioning new works, copyright, contracts, fundraising, other events, investing in theatre, parties and pitfalls! It looks at everything needed to produce an event or theatre production.


WHO'S IT FOR?

It's for anyone who has ever felt a desire to create theatre and promote it. Writers, investors, marketers, actors, directors or just those who are curious. The introduction looks at the pros and cons of commercial production, setting up a theatre company and local/national touring. It covers legal issues, contracts, working with creatives, and securing rights. It will also be useful to anyone who has considered investing in theatre, is interested in event production or is just curious about what a Creative Producer does! Obviously, the course is UK based, but will be of interest to international practitioner too.  AND YOU CAN NOWATTEND ONLINE!


DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?

No previous knowledge is assumed although some of the content will depend on the make-up of the group. You will be asked to answer a few brief questions when booking.  Previous participants at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and R.A.D.A. have included students, amateur actors, producers, directors, TV executives, theatre administrators, theatre investors, arts council officers, writers and those just curious about how UK Theatre works! The feedback has been unanimously positive, so get in quick!

"An excellent course - Nick combined solid helpings of advice and experience with sprinklings of anecdotal experience, which was a great combination." Part Suspended Blog

"Thorough and enjoyable. It's saved me about 5 years! And given me a great insight into the whole of British Theatre." Val James.

The course is run by Nick Hennegan, on behalf of the not-for-profit charity, the Maverick Theatre Company. Nick has successfully produced over 70 plays and created numerous events for blue-chip clients and leading ad agencies. He has a Masters in Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance from Birkbeck College, University of London and has won numerous arts awards, including a bursary from The Society Of London Theatre's Stage One.  He will also offer signposts to further learning.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Tickets are limited and there has been no price rise from previous years. The cost for the day and all documentation will be £89 for attendance or £69 for webinar registration.  Please book real and virtual tickets online. You will be asked a simple question at registration and Nick will be in touch before the day with details. Places are limited. Please book tickets here

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