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MA in Creative Producing

Published on Wednesday, 14th June 2017

The University of West of England, Bristol and Pervasive Media Studio are launching a new MA course in Creative Producing in September 2017. 

The role of Creative Producer has grown significantly in the creative industries, and has begun to encompass the overlap between film, theatre, music, digital, visual art, installation and publishing. 

The new MA is designed to be flexible, and can be run over one year, or part-time over two years. The course is split 50/50 with a focus on analytical thinking and on placements with established producing organisations.

A unique feature of the course will be working placements with key arts, digital and tech producers in the southwest, and an opportunity to manage a creative project. The course will cover all aspects of the creative journey from formulating the idea with creative teams, to funding, and project management and evaluation. 

Aimed at emerging producers, theatre makers, those with a professional interest traditional art forms and digital technology, the programme provides a pathway to a career in the arts and culture or a step towards further postgraduate research.

There will be ten places on the course, with two 50% subsidised placements for BAME students supported by Stephen Lawrence Trust.

The cultural sector need producers who are familiar with the demands of creative technology and are able to lead multidisciplinary teams. The producer is able to create work that resonates with a contemporary audience. They will be the future leaders of venues, festivals, creative tech companies and producing houses. As our creatives are coming from ever more diverse backgrounds and disciplines - our producers will be able to match that ambition, and drive it forward.

We are accepting applications right up to the end of July.  For more information and links to the application process please visit the Digital Cultures Research Centre site at UWE, Bristol:-