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MA/MFA Production Design/Management

Please note, this programme is subject to validation.


The MA/MFA Production is a one-year (16 months for the MFA) programme for those seeking to further enhance their skills as lighting, sound, or set and costume designers, or as stage or production managers. Design students will focus on an area of specialist study, while Management students will deepen their practical expertise.

You will do this in a collaborative, creative team environment developing existing skills and knowledge through personal research and production placements, ultimately working as an ensemble company alongside our MA/MFA Classical and Contemporary Text Acting/Directing students.

We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. In the meantime if you would like to know more about studying this programme, please email our Recruitment & Admissions Team:


The important details

UK Applicant Deadline:
29 January 2025

International (including EU) Applicant Deadline:
29 January 2025

Institution code:

Programme code:
MA Design - 206F; MFA Design - 213F; MA Management - 207F; MFA Management - 214F

Interview fee:

Application fee:

Why RCS?

We are the only place in Europe where you can study all of the performing arts on the one campus. There is a distinctive creative energy at RCS and you’ll be made to feel part of our inclusive and diverse environment from the very beginning of your studies.

Our graduates are resourceful, highly employable and members of a dynamic community of artists who make a significant impact across the globe.

At RCS, students develop not just their art but their power to use it.


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World Top Ten

We were voted one of the world’s Top Ten destinations to study the performing arts (QS Rankings) in 2024, the eighth time we have been placed in the top ten since the ranking was established in 2016.