A unique, degree-level, part-time, 6 month course.
After the success of our one-off workshops, we are now launching a new and unique, more sophisticated, in-depth, practical training course for theatre and event producers. It has affordable fees and a structure that allows students to work as well as train - The Diploma In Creative Producing for Theatre And Live Events.
Where: London, England. And online.
When: Term One: February 2020 - July 2020 (+ 2 nights at the Edinburgh Festivals in August.)
The Diploma 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, including Julius Green, Chris Grady, Simon Riley and others.
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, either as an independent or employed by a campany.
The programme has seven units over three terms 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/Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Entry is by interview, either live in London or online. Applications are open now. You need...
- An IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent in the English language.
- a desire to become a creative producer of theatre and/or events either independently or for an organisation.
- Minimum age for admission is 18.
A good honours degree in a relevant subject is desirable (but certainly not essential) or the equivalent (e.g. professional or professional-level experience) But we are all about access. You can apply for an interview online today. Contact us and tell us in 500 words why you are applying, your experience to date and what you hope to achieve.
Nick Hennegan M.A., M.I.E.E.
Nick has successfully produced hundreds of plays, created fringe networks and designed 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 was nominated for a Millemium Creative Briton. He will also offer signposts to further learning.
Visiting lecturers will include top practitioners from the world of theatre producing, marketing, business, accounting and sales and encompass all disciplines, from small-scale fringe to national and international touring, including Julius Green, Simon Riley, Hannah Elsy, Guy Masterson and Chris Grady.
UK students - £3,500
Overseas students - £8,400
On-line option (world-wide) £3,000
All fees must be paid in advance. Overseas students must arrange their own visas.
Course attendance type.
Part-time; Monday and Wednesday evenings, 7pm - 9.30pm, plus 2 nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Other dates might be needed by negotiation.
Who is this course suitable for?
This is a practical, part-time producing course suitable for people who:
- wish to develop producing skills and knowledge without having to give up a day job.
- work in an allied area (e.g. arts management/administration, education and outreach/acting) and wish to gain a more practical experience.
- would like to gain confidence and enhance communication skills.
- are considering studying producing at MA/MFA level and would like experience.
Dates and Duration
The following dates (for the 2020 course) are indicative and given as a guideline only:
17 February – 18 March 2020
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
20 April – 1 July 2020 (No classes on Bank Holidays, 4 and 25 May)
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Monday 20 July 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday 22 July 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Monday 27 July 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wednesday 29 July 2020, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Edinburgh Festival Fringe: 27-29 August 2020
Structure of course
The diploma is divided into three terms. In the first two terms you will work for two evenings. In the third term you will work on Monday and Wednesday evenings plus 2 nights in Edinburgh - the world's largest open arts festival.
Where does the course take place?
London. Although an on-line option is available and all students are invited to attend the Edinburgh Festival for 2 nights in August. We arrange accommodation, Fringe Club membership and networking meetings. You are responsible for your own travel to and from Scotland.
How many students do you have per class?
We want to keep the classess small, but there are a maximum of 12 places available.
How often does the Diploma run?
At the moment, this is a one-off opportunity.
Do you offer any bursaries? No, sadly, not at the moment. Although there are outside organisations that supply bursaries that can be applied for.
Can I fail to be awarded a Diploma?
Yes. Students who do not reach expected standards will not be awarded the Diploma, but all students will be awarded an attendance certificate. The diploma will be assesed by a final inteveriew.
My question isn’t covered here. Who can I contact?
Please CONTACT US for more information.
A Diploma In Creative Producing for Theatre and live performance.
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