Producing Skills

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
14 March 2023


Requisites for this module



Key module for

BA W900 Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film),
BA W900MV Creative Producing (Theatre and Short Film)

Module description

This module will introduce the fundamentals of the creative and business practices of the creative producer in the theatre and film industries. The unit will introduce current critical debates, concepts and discourses in producing. This unit will equip you with practical skills and knowledge to develop, record and present business and strategic thinking. Students will also hone their communication and presentational skills.

Module aims

No information available.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module, students will be expected to:

  1. Have developed the ability to confidently research, structure and deliver a presentational pitch for a project;

  2. Understand the different facets of the role of a producer and creative producer in theatre and film;

  3. Have developed the ability to read a production budget and raise issues to challenge a draft budget and work on its improvement;

  4. Have developed the ability to identify the many different roles required to create a theatre and filmed production;

  5. Have developed the ability to develop an idea and present information in a variety of ways, and in appropriate formats;

  6. Have developed the ability to manage and drive a range of software that will assist with planning and budgeting;

  7. Understand and have experience of the different stages of creating a live or filmed production from the concept stage, to production, to evaluation.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

These lessons will be lecture and seminar based, with practical workshops and independent study. The module will also require students to undertake group-based, project-focused activities outside of class.


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Coursework   Log Book    40% 
Coursework   Budget    20% 
Practical   Individual Pitch / Presentation    20% 
Practical   Pitch / Presentation    20% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
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Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff



External examiner

Ms Rosalind Maddison
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Head of Production
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


Further information
East 15 Acting School

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