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Backstage Academy Launches Postgraduate Degrees for January 2021

Backstage Academy is excited to announce 3 brand new postgraduate degrees for January 2021 entry. 

The new suite of full time, 1 year postgraduate programmes reflects the changing needs within the live events and creative industries as audience's consuming habits increasingly include, and are informed by, crossover technologies. 

There has been a rising demand for graduates who can confidently move between the different conventions and practices of live and mediated events and have the financial and business grounding to successfully navigate the post-COVID commercial landscape as the sector recovers. 

The programmes have been designed to be both relevant and current; preparing graduates for a sector which is likely to experience a lot of changes in the next few years.

"The development of our new postgraduate degrees is an important milestone as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary in 2021. We are pleased to be able to offer graduates the opportunity to advance their training as live events professionals in the unique environment of Production Park.” 

Rachel Nicholson, Head of Institution

Our new Postgraduate degrees are:

MA Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Live Events
Our MA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Live Events aims to offer you the opportunity to develop the leadership, financial, and strategic skills along with the business acumen necessary to be creative innovators and entrepreneurs within the live events and related industries. 

MA in Live Event Design
Our MA in Live Event Design aims to offer you the opportunity to cultivate the creative and collaborative skills required in emerging live events designers.

MSc Creative Technologies for Live Events
Our MSc in Creative Technologies for Live Events aims to equip students with the technical, academic and professional skills necessary to be creative innovators and technologists within live events and the wider creative industries.

Find out more about each postgraduate degree via the links below:

Register Your Interest

To register your interest in our new postgraduate degrees, please click on the links above and complete the Registration of Interest form on each degree page. 

If you have any questions or queries, please get in touch.

Staff Vacancies

Alongside our new postgraduate degrees, we are recruiting for 2 new roles to lead the delivery of the programmes:

  • Head of Department (Postgraduate Studies)
  • Lecturer (Postgraduate Studies)

To find out more about these roles, please visit our Staff Vacancies page. 

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