Taught course

Creative Enterprise (Theatre Pathway)

University of Reading · Department of Film, Theatre and Television

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good honours undergraduate degree in film, theatre, television or media, or a related humanities subject, with significant experience of critical and analytical study. We also consider applications from candidates from other backgrounds.

For the Theatre pathway we expect applicants to have a good honours degree and evidence of their commitment to theatre study and/or theatre practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to progress in entrepreneurial careers with the MA Creative Enterprise, pursuing start-up opportunities on your own or taking leading managerial roles in creative firms.

If you want to pursue a career in the fast-growing creative sector, our theatre pathway is the ideal programme for you. You'll benefit from leading academic expertise from the School of Arts and Communication Design, Henley Business School and School of Law.

  • Combines modules in management and intellectual property with core modules in theatre
  • Maximises your opportunities to work in professional theatre contexts
  • You can develop as theatre makers, producers, programmers or researchers
  • Taught by a team of renowned specialists
  • Suitable for students with both theoretical and practical profiles

Film, Theatre and Television at Reading

Choose from a distinctive range of master’s programmes and actively engage with the university’s world-leading archives and special collections.

Our master’s teaching at the University of Reading is highly rated for its friendliness and expertise. You will be taught in small groups, with lecturers and professors leading discussion and giving lectures. There are three teaching terms, and assessment is by essays and a dissertation written over the summer. You will be given an expert supervisor for your dissertation, who will meet with you for a number of one-to-one advice sessions.

Our master’s are taught programmes, but they also provide appropriate research training for those going on to PhDs. As part of this, you will actively engage with the university’s world-leading archives and special collections.

As a master’s student in this thriving and dynamic department, you will be welcomed at a number of special events, including research seminars and guest lectures. We have concentrated expertise in early modern studies, Samuel Beckett, children’s literature, and writing and publishing history.

Information for international students

Applicants for whom English is not a first language should provide evidence of fluency in English, such as an IELTS or a TOEFL test. For the IELTS test an average score of 7.0, with no elements less than 6.0 is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team