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Course summary

Why study MA Creative Theatre Technologies with us? Middlesex has a long-established reputation for excellence in the field of design and technical theatre. You’ll join our community of designers, scenographers, technicians and academics, with access to the same high-quality digital resources and technologies. Throughout this MA course you’ll understand how changing practice in theatre and related live and digital events is making the industry more sustainable, global and inclusive. Our MA in Creative Theatre Technologies is designed in partnership with industry employers for anyone with an interest in developing their career as a designer or technician in the events and entertainment industries, taking advantage of fast-paced changes in industry practices to develop knowledge and skills that are in high demand for employers. You are able to choose from a range of specialist areas, including lighting & sound design and programming, scenic design and engineering, video design & digital visualisation, production management and many more; and collaborate with peers working in other disciplines to create innovative and original work. As part of your study, you’ll also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement and/or industry focused project. Integrate distance-learning into your own creative practice, including full access to industry standard software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Vectorworks, Logic Pro and many more included in your fees.


Modules - Compulsory Technology Toolkit 1: Creative Technologies Portfolio (30 credits) Digital Studio Practice 1: Innovations in Principle (30 credits) Technology Toolkit 2: Specialist Research Portfolio (30 credits) Digital Studio Practice 2: Innovations in Practice (30 credits) Independent Studio Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold an honours-level undergraduate degree in a relevant arts, humanities or technology-based subject. We also welcome applicants with equivalent professional experience who may not hold a prior qualification. Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in Creative Theatre Technologies and preparedness for masters-level study. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and, due to the distance-learning format of the programme, we strongly encourage applicants based in countries outside of the UK as well as applicants (in or outside the UK) with established professional practice who would benefit from the flexibility that this degree offers. Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5With at least 6.0 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in Listening & writing
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11500* Year 1
England £8900* Year 1
Northern Ireland £8900* Year 1
Scotland £8900* Year 1
Wales £8900* Year 1
Channel Islands £8900* Year 1
International £11500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at:
Creative Theatre Technologies at Middlesex University - UCAS