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Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA

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Full time | De Montfort University | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Entrepreneurship

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course is aimed at entrepreneurs in the design industry with ambitions to apply their creative and analytical skills to business and social contexts. Your studies will explore and analyse business models, spanning from small and local to multinational corporations and social enterprises, preparing you to respond to the demands and contemporary challenges of the global design industry. The course is designed for students with a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign, and will develop these technical skills to an advanced level.

Our extensive choice of optional modules mean that this course can be tailored to suit you. Explore areas ranging from communication and commerce in global fashion markets, to the display, interpretation, and conservation aspects of museum and exhibition design.

With us, you will discover design management and design thinking, and gain a thorough understanding of brand management. We will teach you to examine the role of design in service industries, and develop your business planning skills with an awareness of international markets. You can also further your understanding of marketing, web presence and in-store retail design and explore creative solutions to the major sustainability issues within the industry.

Throughout the course we will empower and support you to challenge conventions, experiment boldly, and take risks. We will help you to develop new ways of thinking about design, and prepare you to embrace a high level of executive responsibility in any design, creative or digital media technology business.

Teaching and assessments

The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world. The Design Management and Entrepreneurship team maintain the currency of their modules and design project teaching through involvement in consultancy, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as well as noteworthy research activities and continuing professional development training.

Graduate careers

Many of our graduates pursue careers as project managers in varied sectors of the design industry. Previous graduates have secured roles with companies such as multinational retailer Next, creative design agency mark-making* and bespoke lighting manufacturer JPR Lighting Limited. Others have gone on to run their own creative businesses with the support from the university’s Enterprise team.

Modules

Teaches you a range of conceptual and practical research skills, such as questionnaire design and interview techniques. As part of this module, you will formulate your major project proposal, specifying your aims, objectives, research methods and expected outcomes. You will also learn how to undertake the literature review for your major project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

8,560

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

15,100

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject. If you have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider your application on an individual basis.

University information

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) offers the perfect combination of award-winning teaching and specialist facilities. Based in the centre of the bustling and multicultural city of Leicester, rich in cultural heritage, history, and diversity, making it feel like the world is on your doorstep, located in the heart of England, our campus blends the historical and the new and has provided an inspiring place to study for more than 150...more