MA Creative Producing – new course now recruiting

unimountviewMountview Academy of Theatre Arts has launched a new MA in Creative Producing with applications for entry in September 2014 now open. The course will explore and provide experience in the skills needed to be a successful theatre producer and arts manager.

This one-year course is led by Chris Grady (30 years’ experience in programming, project managing and marketing theatres and festivals) and includes modules taught by Prof Henry Lydiate (global arts lecturer and lawyer), Dr Kath Burlinson (leadership coach and theatre director) and Colin Blumenau (Artistic Director of The Production Exchange and freelance director).

The course explores arts structures, marketing, funding, legal and financial issues, and the wider arts ecology in the UK and globally. Practical producing includes work with Mountview’s MA in Theatre Directing students and well as opportunities for students’ own projects and placements. Students will also work with professional practitioners and gain practical experience across many aspects of for-profit and not-for-profit theatre and performing arts.

Mountview’s Principal Stephen Jameson says, ‘Mountview is committed to enriching the arts industry with the very best in talent across all disciplines. We’re launching this course to provide comprehensive, high-level skills training for future arts leaders who are, like us, passionate about shaping the future of culture in this country and internationally.’

Course leader Chris Grady adds, ‘I am very pleased to be leading this course at Mountview, which I believe to be one of the most dynamic and exciting drama schools in Europe. Students will benefit from a creative, innovative environment and the support of extraordinarily talented staff and peers from other courses.’

Applications for the MA in Creative Producing are now open for those wishing to start in September 2014. Late entry in January 2015 may also be available.

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