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St Mary's University

Creative Production BA (Hons)

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2 years

UCAS points

112 - 96

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Explore imagination’s potential with our London-based Creative Production degree

Design worlds that shape the creative industry with our innovative Creative Production degree. You will focus on ideas and their practical application, covering subjects like:

  • lighting
  • sound
  • stage management
  • design
  • costume
  • digital production.

This is a two-year accelerated BA, meaning you’ll save money and get a head-start on your career.

Learn in the capital

We are only 30 minutes from central London, so you’ll be able to explore countless theatres and studios. We’re also a stone’s throw away from world-leading studios and game companies, such as:

Cutting-edge facilities

With our creative production course, you will access our creative arts facilities, which include:

Expert teaching and support

You will learn from experts and employers within the industry, here to support your personal and professional growth. Our student, Aikaterini, tells us that they were “always encouraged and fully supported”.

Grow through collaboration

You will work closely with other students across year groups to develop your skills, ideas, and confidence. You will also be able to build a supportive network.

Work placements: build professional experience

You will complete a placement to apply your learning to a professional context. Past students have worked with:

  • theatres
  • production companies
  • industry specialists.

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Course Lead - Creative Production BA (Hons)

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Course content


The modules listed below are the modules that were available to students in the 2023/24 academic year and are illustrative of what may be offered for 2024/25. 

Please note: it is possible that a module listed on the website will not be able to run due to reasons beyond our control. For more information please refer to our course information disclaimer.

The Design Process

Stage Management


Digital Production


Entry requirements

We will make you an offer if you are within the tariff band range and you meet subject-specific requirements (where applicable).

For undergraduate programmes we will take into account subjects studied at Level 3, your GCSEs (or equivalent) profile, relevant non-academic achievements outlined in your personal statement, references, and your motivation for study.

112 - 96

UCAS points

International requirements

International students should check our country-specific pages for equivalents. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section. (or equivalent).

Interview and portfolio

You will be interviewed at one of our Audition days and asked to provide a creative portfolio of work. This is a full-day event which will include a welcome talk and a 10-minute interview along with an opportunity to have a look at the campus and gain a good understanding of what studying at St Mary's will entail. Once we have received your UCAS application, we will send you details of how to book a date. For more information, see our audition information page.

Portfolio guidance

Please prepare a portfolio to bring to your audition day. It can include:

  • design and technical work you have done for theatre or live events
  • art projects
  • graphics
  • costume work
  • anything else that gives us an insight into your creative work.

This does not need to be a formal portfolio you can bring photos, drawings, and sketches – what is most important is that we can see evidence of your work so that we can make an assessment. Please bring this with you to your audition day.

UCAS Personal statement support

Create your UCAS personal statement through our online builder and we'll email you a copy of your completed version at the end.

Further Information

For more information about entry requirements please email

How many UCAS points my grades are worth

A levels

  • A*

    56 pts

  • A

    48 pts

  • B

    40 pts

  • C

    32 pts

  • D

    24 pts

  • E

    16 pts

My qualification isn't listed:

If you can't find your qualification in this list please check the full list of UCAS tariff tables.

Calculate your total UCAS points

Fees & funding

Tuition fees





*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Government's review of Higher Education Funding.

Information about tuition fees, student loans, and funding your studies can be found within our fees and funding section.

Additional costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your programme.

Additional costs could be incurred depending on optional modules chosen and other projects undertaken.

For further information about additional costs please see our additional costs webpage


Find out more about our range of scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students .

Living costs

A guide to your living costs has been created by our Student Funding Team.

Accommodation costs vary depending on whether you opt for an en suite room and on-site catering. Take a look at our accommodation options and the prices you can expect to pay.

How the degree is taught

Contact time - 56%

Independent study - 44%

*Contact time includes 12% of guided learning

Teaching methods

You'll be taught on our beautiful and historic campus located in Twickenham, London.

You will be taught in a friendly and supportive environment through:

  • workshops
  • presentations
  • practical masterclasses
  • lecturers
  • seminars.

Assessment methods

Most of your work will be assessed practically through the application of learnt skills.

You will also be assessed through:

  • presentations
  • live or recorded public events
  • essays
  • reports
  • creative and reflective analyses 
  • portfolios
  • technical drawings and plans.


We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within 15 working days.

Career opportunities

With our Creative Production degree, you will develop key transferrable skills, such as resilience, teamwork, and creative problem-solving.

Contact our Career Services at for further information on work and postgraduate opportunities.

Some examples of job roles and areas of work for graduates of Creative Production BA (Hons) include:

the creative sectorculture and heritageeducationcriminal justiceyouth workhealth care

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