Performance (Creative Producing) at Bath Spa University - UCAS

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Course summary

Do you want to produce live performances? This course is for creative producers at all stages of their career.

  • Develop your producing skills through collaborative projects with established industry professionals.
  • Extend your artistic community through the University’s industry partners, collaborators and guest lecturers.
  • Work on real-time projects with our in-house production company, led by the University’s Creative Producer.
Want to bring your ideas to life for audiences? Maybe you’re a creative who wants to produce your own work or the work of others, or a theatre maker who wants to build your own company? Creative producers are vital to the innovation and sustainability of the cultural industries. Our MA in Producing teaches you the core skills you need to get your work to market, helps you develop industry contacts, and expands your industry awareness. This is a course for producers at all stages of their career. If you’re a new or early career producer, you’ll learn to enhance your creative vision, artistic judgement, and business skills. If you’re an established producer, you’ll reflect on, evaluate, and consolidate your own work. When you graduate, you’ll be able to develop your career with a strong sense of your own professional identity, more confidence in leading ambitious projects, and a clear sense of where your skills can take you.


Trimester one You’ll begin by building the skills you need to be a producer, including those that are practical, creative and managerial. You’ll explore the cultural industries, including how the business of live performance works in theory and in practice. You’ll be given an overview of the economic and cultural landscape that a producer inhabits, allowing you to see where your skills and interests can be applied. Trimester two Trimester two gives you the collaborative model to explore your artistic ideas and begin planning for your own project or production. You’ll examine how the producer leads and fits into a collaborative team, allowing you to reflect and explore your own professional identity and knowledge as a producer. You’ll learn key skills that are essential and specific to building your business as an independent producer - your "producer's toolkit". Trimester three In the third trimester, everything you've learned on the MA so far comes together in your final project. This could be a research-phase of a new piece of work, a full-scale theatre production, a tour, or a festival. One of our alumni created Bath’s Garden Theatre Festival, which runs annually for a fortnight in the gardens of the Holburne Museum.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a range of methods, including:

  • Performance portfolios
  • Proposal documents for funding, business plans, strategies or artistic ideas
  • Research projects
  • Presentations
  • Viva voces
  • Reflective learning and work-based reports or journals
- Project evaluations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

Our MA Creative Producing programme is for producers at all stages of their career, from those with a desire to work in live performance, to those with existing producing experience. Generally we look for a good honours degree or higher, in an area relating to performance, or equivalent professional experience.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8825 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8825 Year 1
Scotland £8825 Year 1
Wales £8825 Year 1
Channel Islands £8825 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8825 Year 1
EU £17065 Year 1
International £17065 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Performance (Creative Producing) at Bath Spa University - UCAS