Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The course allows you to develop the business/entrepreneurial skills and attributes to commercialise on your creative and cultural practices and/or knowledge; you will be able to build on a historical and theoretical understanding of cultural and creative industries and the development of a cultural economy to create your own creative initiatives, which might be research'based, policy'based, practice'based, or a combination of any or all of these; the MA will be taught in partnership by a number of departments within Goldsmiths and with key individuals and organisations in the creative and cultural industries sector; our collective approach is to integrate entrepreneurship within the development of creative practices and to take a creative approach to the development of new businesses and the infrastructure that supports them.

Course Modules

In all pathways, this Master's programme contains 4 taught courses and a further dissertation/portfolio component; all students take courses I and III, and design pathway students choose options in design for courses ii and iv; attendance is mandatory for all taught sections of the programme; to encourage collaborative learning we try to teach all students together wherever possible, irrespective of their particular pathway; course i: theories of the culture industry: work, creativity and precariousness; course ii: creative practice; course iii: entrepreneurial modelling; course iv: entrepreneurial practices and modes of production within 1 creative industry sector; course v: dissertation or project/portfolio plus reflective analysis.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd class standard in design, architecture, art, computing, engineering, education, social sciences or any other discipline that has a demonstrable relationship to design and/or research; applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)