Producing and Managing 2

The details
East 15 Acting School
Southend Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Thursday 03 October 2024
Friday 27 June 2025
08 April 2021


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

Building on the units in Year One (Producing Skills and Sound & Lights), the students will look at more specific details around producing both live events and filmed projects.

Students will develop their knowledge and experience of location management, fundraising, and building relationships as relevant to the practice of the creative producer, They explore some of the legal issues surrounding touring a theatre production, employment contracts,copyright law, and Human Resources Management. Their practical skills will be furthered by sessions on how to make pitches and write proposals.

While the module will focus on specific topics per term, the students will be constantly encouraged to evaluate how the subjects inter-relate and how the research methodology can be shared and refined for the individual components.

Module aims

1. Introduce students to the process of site management for filming on location and site-specific theatre
2. Introduction to the different fundraising opportunities available in the Arts and the ability to creatively design new methods of work
3. To further enhance interpersonal and employability skills
4. To introduce students to a range of arts funding organizations
5. Introduce skills for the effective pitching of projects
6. Refine writing skills, for applications and proposals
7. Introduce the students to the legal issues around employment contracts and copyright
8. Develop planning skills and critical thought around touring theatre
9. Build management skills and strategies

Module learning outcomes

1. Ability to develop and employ strategies for fundraising
2. Understanding of the process of planning a theatre tour or festival
3. Ability to produce and deliver a brief and sales pitch for a specific project
4. Ability to manage a small team
5. Ability to understand and evaluate contracts (employment, theatre hires, permission to perform, etc.)
6. Ability to source and plan for location filming

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The lessons will be lecture, seminar and project based. The contact time for the module will be 4 hours a week with the expectation of additional hours spent on research and practical projects.


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   Project outline for site specific production    20% 
Coursework   Preparation of funding application    20% 
Coursework   Funding Pitch    20% 
Coursework   Written Proposal for Theatre Tour    20% 
Coursework   Proposal for Theatre or Film Festival    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

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Module supervisor and teaching staff


Travel costs for UK - based unpaid, approved work placements and live projects which are an integral part of a module may be covered by your department. (NB this will usually exclude field trips and site visits). Please check with your module supervisor to ensure that the activity is eligible.

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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