BA Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film) is a full-time course that has been designed to provide a vocationally-centred programme in producing theatre and film. It draws together broad disciplines of the theatre (such as, writing for performance, lighting and sound, directing, dramaturgy, prop and digital set design and creation) with business-focused aspects of the creative arts and the associated industries (including marketing, web-design and arts management). The programme is aimed at entrepreneurial artists with an interest in creating, producing, administrating and promoting theatre and short films.
The course is based at our Southend Campus, affording the opportunity to not only be working alongside students in training across a wide range of acting disciplines but to also have direct access to the state-of-the-art Clifftown Theatre.
The UK’s creative industries are now worth over £84 billion to the UK economy.
While there has never been a shortage of creative talent to originate work across the digital, live event, music, publishing screen and stage sectors, all of this talent needs to be managed and employment prospects for well-trained graduates in this field are excellent.
Successful interview, plus
A-levels: BCC, or the equivalent in UCAS tariff points, to include 2 full A Levels
IB: 28 points or three Higher Level certificates with 544. We are also happy to consider a combination of separate IB Diploma Programmes at both Higher and Standard Level. Exact offer levels will vary depending on the range of subjects being taken at higher and standard level, and the course applied for. Please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office for more information.
We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants studying in the EU and other countries. Get in touch with any questions you may have about the qualifications we accept. Remember to tell us about the qualifications you have already completed or are currently taking.
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If you do not require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK then we will assess your English language proficiency/ability at your interview or audition.
If your first language is not English and you are an international student that requires a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK then you will need IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each component.
Other English language qualifications may be acceptable so please contact us for further details. If we accept the English component of an international qualification then it will be included in the information given about the academic levels listed above. Please note that date restrictions may apply to some English language qualifications.
Please see our immigration webpages for the latest Home Office guidance on English language qualifications.
If you do not meet our IELTS requirements then you may be able to complete a pre-sessional English course that enables you to start your course without retaking IELTS.
We offer dynamic and unique course for actors, directors, technical theatre specialists and students of theatre practice. Training at East 15 draws upon 50 years of tradition combined with a keen sense of the world of stage and screen today.
Our carefully selected modules will give you the chance to explore and develop your specialist training.
In the first year there are modules that build the foundations of knowledge and skills that students will need to progress to more creative modules years 2 and 3. In these units they will learn how to create both objects and scripts for theatre productions; develop the basic skills for producing and develop their understanding of how to turn an artistic endeavour into a feasible, marketable product; they will also work behind the camera to make short videos (that can exist on their own as a narrative or support larger work as marketing material). These largely practical modules are complimented by two further modules that develop requisite research skills and provide a historical and cultural context to theatre making.
Throughout this year students develop their new skills by focusing on more specific tasks. Students will also engage in writing for film and theatre and develop their understanding of location management, fundraising, preparing grant proposals, and touring a production, editing for a trailer, and filming live events.
In the third year students continue to develop their skills through a series of creative modules.
£9,250Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £650 per academic year. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.
£16,050Additional costs for materials and field trips of up to approximately £650 per academic year. Equipment lists are reviewed annually.
Fees will increase for each academic year of study.
Applications for our full-time undergraduate courses should be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Applications are online at: www.ucas.com. Full details on this process can be obtained from the UCAS website in the how to apply section.
Our UK students, and some of our EU and international students, who are still at school or college, can apply through their school. Your school will be able to check and then submit your completed application to UCAS. Our other international applicants (EU or worldwide) or independent applicants in the UK can also apply online through UCAS Apply.
The UCAS code for our University of Essex is ESSEX E70. The individual campus codes for our Loughton and Southend Campuses are ‘L’ and ‘S’ respectively.
For full details, please see the East 15 website.
Applicants to this course will need to book an interview. If you apply to us through UCAS we will send you information on how to do this. Alternatively, you can apply to East 15 directly. During your interview you’re encouraged to share your passion and enthusiasm for the theatre industry.
If you’re resident in the UK you’ll be able to visit our campus to take part in your interview, where you’ll meet some of our staff.
Our staff travel the world meeting applicants so if you’re not resident in the UK, it’s likely that we’ll be in a location near you at some point. This will be a one-to-one interview.
If you are unable to attend an interview for any reason, a Skype interview can be arranged.
For full details, please see the East 15 website.
Offers for these courses will only be made after a successful interview.
With its lively, state-of-the-art facilities and a close-knit international community, Southend is the perfect environment for living and learning.
If you're joining our School of Health and Social Care, East 15 Acting School, Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, or Essex Business School, you may well be studying at our Southend Campus.
Famous for its beach resort and pier, Southend-on-Sea stretches along seven miles of award-winning coastline, providing plenty of opportunities for a wide range of water sports and leisure activities.
Our events are a great way to find out more about studying at Essex. We run a number of Open Days throughout the year which enable you to discover what our campus has to offer. You have the chance to:
If you live too far away to come to Essex (or have a busy lifestyle), no problem. Our 360 degree virtual tours allows you to explore our University from the comfort of your home. Check out our Colchester virtual tour and Southend virtual tour to see accommodation options, facilities and social spaces.
Our staff travel the world to speak to people about the courses on offer at Essex. Take a look at our list of exhibition dates to see if we’ll be near you in the future.
At Essex we pride ourselves on being a welcoming and inclusive student community. We offer a wide range of support to individuals and groups of student members who may have specific requirements, interests or responsibilities.
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