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; music pathway students choose an option offered by the music department for course 2; 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 1: theories of the culture industry: work, creativity and precariousness (30 cats); course 2: creative practice (30 cats); course 3: entrepreneurial modelling (30 cats); course 4: entrepreneurial practices and modes of production within 1 creative industry sector (30 cats); course 5: dissertation or project/portfolio plus reflective analysis (60 cats).

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd Class standard in a relevant/related subject; evidence of some engagement with or experience of contemporary music making as a performer or creative artist is desirable, whether in classical, popular or world music genres, together with some understanding of management/administration issues as they particularly relate to music and musicians; the programme also welcomes applications from students who are practicing musicians who may wish to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, or develop a specific music'related company or business; we also accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

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