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 four taught courses and a further dissertation/portfolio component; all students take courses I and iii, and theatre and performance pathway students choose options in performing arts 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; course v: dissertation or project/portfolio plus reflective analysis.

Course Additional Entry

An undergraduate degree of at least upper 2nd Class standard in a relevant/related subject; experience in drama, dance, performance and theatre studies, and/or performing arts management at undergraduate level is desirable; if you don't have this experience, you may need to demonstrate your potential ability in (and sensitivity to) these areas; we also welcome applications from practicing artists or those who have been involved in an area of production and wish to develop a performing arts company or business; you might also be considered for some programmes if you aren't a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level; we also accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications.

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