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Arts, Business and Creativity MA

Arts, Business and Creativity MA

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Business Studies Art Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our Arts, Business and Creativity MA provides an entrepreneurial education for creative graduates who aspire to a variety of careers in a creative industry.

About this course

The course was created in conjunction with the School of Arts and Cultures and key stakeholders from the creative industries.

It examines the theoretical aspects of creativity and the creative industries within their social, cultural, economic, political and increasingly, international contexts. It provides you with a setting to start-up a business and to engage on real projects with regional stakeholders.

What you'll learn

The course is for creative graduates who want to turn their artistic and creative talents to a viable career or business start-up. It will also suit those involved in developing and growing enterprises within the sector.

It has been designed specifically for individuals with some involvement in or experience of creative industries.

Your development

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

create business, marketing and promotional plans suitable for use within the creative industries
develop and apply advanced management tools and techniques to support profitability, sustainability and growth within the context of commercially creative work
demonstrate enhanced skills in decision-making and critical thinking
act autonomously in planning and implementing projects at a professional level
develop your strategic and creative thinking
recognise the need for change and the ability to manage this change
establish and manage a real-life business.


This module aims to enable students to devise, conduct, analyse and report the results of a substantial research project. This will generally include empirical work (often via sustained engagement with an external organisation). The research project will always include a critical review of the relevant academic literature and will explore the methodological issues in the project area. The project report, consultancy report or dissertation is the written evidence of the student's ability to conduct and report an in-depth investigation (e.g. on management in the creative industries). This module enables students to pursue an individual research project on a question of their choice. This requires students to put into practice knowledge and skills acquired through their research methods module and to design, carry out and report on a research project relating to the Creative Industries.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Your degree should be in a subject that provides a basis for involvement in the creative industries. We will consider degrees in non-creative subjects if you can show relevant work or voluntary experience. Your application should show your experience within the creative industries. Your experience could be in a professional, voluntary or an unpaid capacity. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have a 2:2 honours degrees or non-standard qualifications and/or relevant professional experience.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more