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Immerse yourself in our Creative Production BA to become the designers, technicians, and digital artists of tomorrow.

  • Provides vocational key skills training across a range of technical disciplines.
  • Students join a 'crew' of like minded creatives, running the DramaStMary's Theatre.
  • Includes a professional placement with a theatre, production company, or an industry specialist.
  • 2 year accelerated programme enables students to enter the job market a year earlier.

Why study Creative Production?

The Creative Industries are booming, and employers are crying out for students who are able to balance intelligent enquiry with the ability to solve problems and make things happen.

On our Creative Production BA, you'll develop core skills in lighting, sound, stage management, design, and digital production before going on to hone those skills in support of a range of production work.

The focus on both imaginative design and the development of craft skills reinforces the connection between ideas and practical realisation. Therefore, our BA Creative Production programme supports you in finding work in a range of different jobs or pursuing a freelance career with confidence.

The two-year accelerated structure ending with a professional practice placement helps to reduce overall degree costs while also ensuring that those hungry to begin earning a salary can transition easily into the workplace.

You will work closely together with other students across years, helping you improve key skills and practices. You will also create an immediate network of like-minded creatives with whom you'll enter the professional world.

Why St Mary's?

DramaStMary's provides a vocational training experience for creative theatre-makers within the close-knit community that is St Mary's.

You will receive enhanced contact hours, and most of your assignments are assessed through design, recording or the practical application of specialist skills.

Our South West London setting offers us fantastic access to creative industry experts and employers, many of who contribute to the teaching and design of our courses. As well as traditional theatre venues, we're a stone's throw away from some of the world's leading Film & TV producers and games companies, including Twickenham and Shepperton studios, SEGA & Sky.

Our campus setting is well equipped with rehearsal spaces, a green screen TV studio, sound booths, digital production suites, a newly commissioned design room and a 110-seat theatre.

Our leafy campus is also only 30 minutes from central London, offering you access to countless theatres, studios, and inspiration.


Course lead

Paul Stowe headshotPaul Stowe
Course Lead - Creative Production BA (Hons)

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Entry requirements

96-112UCAS points required

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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.

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).

Further entry requirements

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Course content

Year one

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Year two

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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.

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Career opportunities

With our Creative Production degree, you will come away with a real understanding of how to use technology to enhance presentation and performance. We will also help you develop resilience, creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to work in a team.

Previous students have established careers, working in:

  • the creative sector
  • culture and heritage
  • education
  • criminal justice
  • youth work
  • health care.

The Careers Service has more information on careers and postgraduate study options available to Creative Production students who have started their studies at St Mary’s.

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How the degree is taught

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.

Teaching breakdown

Learning on the course is made up through a combination of:

  • Contact time: 30%
  • Placement/work-based leaning hours : 8%
  • Independent study: 30%

Independent study is a key feature of your degree and is crucial to furthering your knowledge.

You will receive your timetable a week before teaching is due to start at the latest.

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.

Feedback

We adhere to the university’s policy of providing feedback on assessments within three weeks.

See how your final degree mark is calculated...

Compensated passes

Please refer to the information on compensated passes throughout your degree as outlined in the academic regulations.

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Facilities

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Fees and funding

2023/24 fees

  • Home: £11,100
  • International: £14,850

*Please note: these fees are annual and may increase in line with inflation each year subject to the Governments 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

Scholarships

A range of scholarships and bursaries are available to new undergraduate students. This includes:

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.

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Further information


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Visit the campus

Upcoming open days

Meet current students, explore our green campus, and find out why St Mary’s could be the place for you.

You'll also get a chance to:

Staff from various teams, including the Student’s Union, Student Funding, and Admissions, will also be around to discuss any questions you may have about studying at St Mary’s.

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Campus tours

There are plenty of opportunities for you to explore the campus, even if you can't make it to an Open Day. We run campus tours every Wednesday at 12pm. If you'd like to join us for one of these tours please register your place for your preferred day.

Virtual tour

We know that for it's important to you to see where you'll be living and studying before you make your decision. However, we also know that for many people it's not always easy to make it to the campus.

That's why we've developed a virtual tour of campus, allowing you to explore that facilities and the beautiful views that we have to offer.

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