Production and Project Management

Production and Project Management

The Production and Project Management graduate concentration provides students with sound general business management and leadership training in production, people and project management. The concentration develops inspired leaders who will work responsibly in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors to manage and lead creative projects and business endeavors.

Master of Fine Arts

First Year
In your first year of the graduate Production and Project Management concentration, working closely with other Design and Production areas, you will receive hands-on, practical experience working within the disciplines of theater, dance, classical music and opera. You will complete coursework in management and marketing and enroll in the first of three elective Design & Production courses.

A key differentiating experience in the concentration will be the integration of semester-long in-class projects (all three years) with top creative organizations. These immersive project experiences will provide the invaluable opportunity for the students to learn how to apply people, project and management skills within for-profit environments.

Second Year
Classes during your second year will include in-depth studies in accounting and financial management, negotiation, strategic planning and leadership and a course on the role of human resources in organizations. You will continue to work on projects for the school’s productions, with expanded responsibilities within the Production and Project Manager role. You will also begin the process of selecting a topic to be the focus of your third-year thesis project.

Third Year
Your thesis is the primary focus of your third year, and you will also complete an internship or special project in the fall. Your practical-production expectations will continue, and classroom instruction will widen to include law and the arts and entrepreneurship/intrapreneurship.


Nearly all of UNCSA alumni start careers in their chosen field. The Production and Project Management concentration will provide you with the tools, experience and guidance needed to enter the professional world in the for-profit and the non-profit sectors, and with the ability to serve an array of projects across many disciplines.

Production & Project Management Faculty
Dedicated to creating artists, entrepreneurs and leaders.