Communication Design & the Creative Economy Masters (MA)
Facts about Communication Design & the Creative Economy
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||Two/three days a week
|Assessment||A mix of project work and formal assessments, including essays, case studies, reports and presentations, plus the final Personal Research Project (approx 15,000 words)|
|Start date||September only (week commencing 16 September 2013)
|For more information on all Creative Economy courses at Kingston University, please visit www.ourcreativeeconomy.com.|
Choose Kingston's Communication Design & the Creative Economy MA
Communication design is one of the fastest evolving sectors of the creative economy. It is a message-driven design discipline that has found applications in sectors such as branding, marketing, advertising, packaging and publishing.
What will you study?
By the end of the course, you will have developed a strong understanding of the various challenges faced by communication designers whilst acquiring the practical and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in this creative industry.
Will this course suit me?
If you are looking for a course where you can enhance your creative skills whilst acquiring practical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills this course is for you. We will help you find ways to connect creativity and business in a successful and meaningful way. Find out more...
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
For the core modules, you will study with students from across all the Creative Industries programmes. For the specialist modules, you will study alongside communication design students.
Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship in Practice
This corner-stone module provides you with 'hands on' experience of life in the creative economy through working together to create, design and manage a viable creative enterprise project.
This creative project will form the context for subsequent learning throughout the course.
Managing Creativity and Innovation
This module aims to develop your entrepreneurial management behaviours, encouraging an approach to learning that copes with and enjoys uncertainty, risks and complexity.
The core curriculum of this module will underpin the knowledge and skills required for The Creative Economy module.
Leadership in the Creative Economy
This module encourages you to learn experientially about leadership through performance and develop conceptual understanding of creative leadership and how it differs from more traditional approaches.
Where appropriate, you will apply your learning to leadership roles in the creative project developed within The Creative Economy module.
Contemporary Issues in the Creative Economy
This module offers a range of optional learning experiences to complement the three core modules above. These include areas such as:
- consultancy practice;
- cross-cultural management communication;
- creativity and consumption; and
- critical appraisal of the creative economy.
Specific learning outcomes for each student will be agreed with the course director, and may involve taught sessions, work-based learning, or a mixture of both.
- Exploration and Innovation
- Visualising Ideas
- Building Interdisciplinary Practice
- Personal Research Project
Related to this course:
This course is taught jointly by the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture and the Faculty of Business and Law.
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