University of West London

Course Introduction

MA Creative Media Start-Up course is designed to help you achieve your exciting professional ambitions. On the course you will gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of contemporary creative media. You will also develop practical skills and experience to support and motivate you - nurturing your ideas and business plans. Upon completion of this course you can look forward to being an independent production professional working across a wide range of media formats.

The course will help you progress from theory through to implementation, creating a bridge between your ideas and ambitions and actual contemporary business practices within competitive markets. Among other challenges, you may explore intellectual property (IP) development, commissioning and delivery. It is important that you are able to adapt to the rapidly evolving media landscape and the contemporary culture of project-specific contracts. These contracts favour freelancers, self-employed contractors and independent producers. To prepare you for this business environment, you will work on group projects, pitching and feedback sessions with industry specialists. Through these experiences, you will gain real-world experience of working on creative projects for clients and develop skills in business agility.

On completing the course you should have a project portfolio that is ready for commissioning or financing. In addition, you will have gained a comprehensive and critical understanding of media production within competitive markets, plus the ability to critically analyse and evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses as an independent practitioner. When you graduate with your MA Creative Media Start-Up degree you will have the knowledge, experience and confidence to pursue your ambition as an independent production professional. The skills you will gain on the course are also highly transferable and will appeal to a range of potential employers in creative media production. For example you could work in: television, film and media; creative management; design; advertising, marketing and e-commerce.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £7,800 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MA - Master of Arts £13,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need an: honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant subject; consider application if they have a 2:2 plus a portfolio of relevant work. If students have the relevant qualifications and experience, they will be invited to attend an interview to discuss your application.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above and a minimum of 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).