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Postgraduate degrees set up to nurture live events talent for post-Covid world

Backstage Academy has launched the degree programmes to help graduates navigate the post-Covid landscape as the live events sector recovers

Backstage Academy has announced the launch of three new postgraduate degrees for 2021 to help the those entering the live events industry “in a post-Covid world”.

Located at the Production Park in South Kirby, Yorkshire, the higher education institution said it has launched the degree programmes, which will start in January 2021, “to reflect the changing needs within the live events and creative sectors”, and that the Academy has seen a “rising demand for graduates who can effectively move between different live events disciplines and demonstrate business acumen, in order to successfully navigate the post-Covid landscape as the sector recovers.”

Rachel Nicholson, head of Backstage Academy, explained: “The development of our new postgraduate degrees is an important milestone for the Academy, as we celebrate our 10-year anniversary next year. We’re really pleased to be able to offer graduates the opportunity to advance their training as live events professionals in the unique, purpose-built environment of Production Park,” she said.

The new postgraduate degrees include: MA Innovation & Entrepreneurship for Live events; MA in Live Event Design; and MSc Creative Technologies for Live Events.

“With the issues posed by Covid, the degrees present an ideal opportunity for people to retrain and reinforce their employability, whether as graduates, or for those later in their careers, in developing new skills and getting ahead of the competition,” Nicholson continued.

“If people are finding it tough at the moment, the new degree options present an opportunity to get ahead of the competition. They will be able to retrain from January-December 2021 and enter back into the industry with new additional skills in Spring 2022, when we expect the industry to be well and truly back on track.”