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Communication Design & the Creative Economy Masters (MA): Events and lectures

Competitions and events

Events are an integral and exciting part of this course. These include:

  • a start-up weekend at the beginning of the course;
  • taking part in a ‘Hackathon', where you will learn to solve problems creatively in partnership with local charities;
  • field trips to see small and medium-sized businesses;
  • 'Dragons' Den' events where students pitch their ideas to real investors; and
  • 'Celebrate Enterprise' in which student teams demonstrate their innovations and business ideas to the general public.

Students on this course have had visits from a wide range of industry experts including David Cameron's Enterprise Adviser Lord Young.

Extra activities for this course

The Curating Contemporary Design Research Group organises:

  • an active visiting professor programme – which has included Craig Miller (Denver Museum of Art) and Pablo Helguera (Guggenheim Museum, NY);
  • a series of Stanley Picker Design Research Fellows – the first of whom was Charles Kriel; and
  • a series of themed research conferences with leading London museums.

The Drawing Research Group organises:

  • a public drawing lecture series;
  • drawing masterclasses – covering topics such as hybrid anatomy and digital drawing;
  • conferences; and
  • exhibitions of artists' work.

The on-site Stanley Picker Gallery also hosts a lively programme of exhibitions and mixed media events.

The University's Entrepreneurship Centre hosts The Entrepreneurship Experience, which invites experienced entrepreneurs to share their knowledge and insights of entrepreneurial ventures from a variety of industry backgrounds. This series includes a regular focus on entrepreneurs from the creative industries.

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