Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

The cultural industries are a range of activities that focus on the social and economic potential of creativity. This programme will give you an advanced, in'depth understanding of how creativity functions in organisations and the best management practices for creating, circulating and commercialising ideas, knowledge and information, at local, national and global levels. The UK has the largest creative sector in Europe and government and business increasingly recognise its critical importance in generating jobs, wealth and public engagement. This increasing prevalence makes it critical to understand the particularities and principles that are key to managing the skill and talent that power sectors such as advertising, architecture, art and crafts, design, film and video, music, theatre and the performing arts, publishing, TV and radio, and computing and digital design.

This programme is ideal if you want to develop a focused, practical understanding of the creative industries and the management principles, challenges and practices that you will encounter in this sector. We will consider the theoretical foundations of management within the creative industries, but we will also look at real'life applications of this theory, the realities of contemporary professional practice, and how you can create business value through strategic management, innovation and design. This combination of practical insight and analysis of real'world issues will enhance your career development and equip you for a range of management roles.

Course Modules

You take 4 compulsory modules.

Compulsory modules:

Digital Business;

Digital Creativity and New Media Management;

Intellectual Capital and Competitiveness;

The Creative Industries: Theory and Contexts .

Start Date:

10/2018

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,750 Home Fees
1 year
Part Time
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £5,800 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Usually, we require a second-class honours degree in any subject area from a UK university, or a non-UK equivalent. We will also consider a professional or other qualification obtained by written examinations, which must be approved by the College.
  • Relevant experience, supporting statements and references may be taken into consideration, especially in the case of non-standard applications.If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.