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Creative Industries & the Creative Economy Masters (MA): Course features

What this course offers you

The programme harnesses the expertise and connections of the Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy academics and practitioners at the Kingston Business School.

This unique business degree programme enables you to combine specific creative practice and skills with a rigorous business education customised for the Creative Industries. By the end of the programme, you will be equipped with an in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills required to successfully realise value in the Creative Economy context.

You will specialise and become closely involved in the practice of a specific Creative Industry through engagement with a real business in the creative sector. This will be the opportunity to experience practical work and realise value in a chosen Creative Industry:

  • Advertising and marketing
  • Architecture
  • Crafts
  • Product design, graphic design and fashion design
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • IT, software and computer services
  • Publishing
  • Museums, galleries and libraries
  • Music, performing arts and visual arts

(Creative Industries Classification, DCMS 2015)

You will also explore the process of collaborative creativity and what it takes to successfully develop ideas into innovative products, service and processes. The core of the programme is a real-life business experience; working in a team, you will start and run your own Creative Industries business in the supportive and risk-free environment provided by the Kingston Business School. Our entrepreneurship experts will guide you through the process of designing and running your own creative business, which will help you develop your creative, managerial and entrepreneurial skills.

Collaborative work

You will explore the process of collaborative creativity and what it takes to successfully develop ideas into innovative products, service and processes. You will work with students from different disciplines who will give you new perspectives on your own work, opening new opportunities for collaboration and enhancing your own creative work. You will hone valuable workplace skills, including:

  • self-awareness and interpersonal skills;
  • communication;
  • research and data analysis skills;
  • management and leadership skills;
  • creativity and problem-solving skills; and
  • collaboration and teamwork.

Social media

All students are encouraged to create a blog and a Twitter account to advertise their areas of interest and share what they are creating. This creates an online presence and a learning community that can be accessed 24/7.

Visit the Design Thinking for Start-ups blog to read the blogs of our current and past students.

Our class Twitter hashtag is #mace16 this year – take a look at what the students are tweeting about.

Research project

Your final piece of work will be an independent piece of research and development on any topic you choose, for which you will get one-to-one supervision. Some students take this as an opportunity to create a large piece of creative work; others choose to develop a product or launch their own business. The brief is extremely open-ended, giving you the opportunity to forge your own path in the areas that interest you most.

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