Meet Sanjana Samaddar – A student on our MA Creative Producing course


Sanjana Samaddar is a MA Creative Producing student who talks about the impact that a Scholarship has had on her studies.

What made you choose to study at Central?

I liked that the course allowed you to look at producing in a variety of contexts, such as theatre shows and festivals, as well as running companies, and that it gave you a holistic overview of producing from a creative and business perspective.

What have you enjoyed most about your course so far? 

Definitely the people – the entire cohort is so intelligent, kind and international. I learn something new every day and it has been incredible working with them and getting to know everyone.

You’ve received a Scholarship to study on your course, what impact has this had on you and your studies?

It has eased my mind in terms of the financial cost of living in the UK as an international student, and has let me focus on and enjoy my studies much more. It feels like a huge vote of confidence in me, my future and my skills and makes me determined to make the most out of my studies.

What would you say to those thinking of donating funds for Scholarships or Bursaries for Central’s students?

Aside from the financial and material impact donating makes, it also has a huge emotional and psychological impact on the recipient that will last forever. It affects all aspects of the recipient’s life and is something you won’t ever regret, and something they will never take for granted. If you are considering it, please donate!

What do you hope to get out of your training?

I hope to learn more about what type of work I want to produce, to encounter new people and new ideas, and to gain confidence in my ability to create work in an intentional, effective and considerate way.

What advice do you have for those hoping to follow in your footsteps? 

If you’re unsure but are thinking about it, even a little bit – go for it. It might lead to something better than you could have ever imagined.

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