The Diploma In Creative Producing for Theatre and live performance.

A unique, degree-level, part-time course.

We are now accepting applications.

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.  Currently online only.

When: September  2020 - January 2021 (+ 2 nights at the Edinburgh Festivals in August if it happens.)

Please note - this is an Online course. Applications are welcome from anywhere in the world. Please see below. 

Programme Description.

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 in theatre and live events 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, Hannah Elsy, 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 company.

Programme Structure.

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 2020 or 2021.

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Entry Criteria.

Entry is by online interview. 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.
  • Access to the internet (Online courses)

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 under 1000 words why you are applying, your experience to date and what you hope to achieve.

Programme Director.

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 and top-up from The Society Of London Theatre's Stage One.  He is a member of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and was nominated for a Millennium 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.

Course Fees.

Please note - due to concerns about COVID-19 we have decided to proceed with just the Online course option. 

On-line (world-wide) £2,000 (Edinburgh additional £300 option, if it happens)

Fee structure   

£500 non-returnable deposit paid on acceptance.  

£1000 at start of first term

£500 at start of second term.

Course attendance type.

Part-time; 20 weeks, over two days, in two terms, from 14th September to 29th January 2021. There will be additional time for individual tutorials.  Plus 2 nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August, should it go ahead. Other dates might be needed by negotiation.

Places will be awarded by the end of June 2020.

Please APPLY HERE.

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