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Culture, Creativity and Entrepreneurship MA

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Full time | University of Leeds | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Entrepreneurship Cultural Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Rooted in cultural theory and analysis of the contemporary cultural industries, this course is designed for those who have previously studied courses in cultural studies, social sciences or arts management and creative industries. You'll examine the contested concepts of culture and creativity, and examine how policy makers, cultural organisations, and creative entrepreneurs are operating in contemporary cultures and economies on a global scale.

Due to the emphasis on academic discussion and policy analysis, this course is not primarily designed for those who wish to pursue a career in media, communications or related subjects, or those who wish to further their own artistic or creative practice. Such applicants are recommended to check the University of Leeds Coursefinder for courses suited to their particular skills, experience, interests and career goals.

Culture and creativity play a fundamental role in the development of individuals, societies, and economies worldwide. This course allows you to explore how arts and creative enterprises work in theory and practice, as well as the impact they can have on individuals and communities.

You’ll examine the relationship between the cultural industries and the arts, and explore how the cultural sector is managed by policy makers, cultural organisations, and creative entrepreneurs. Throughout, you’ll learn from researchers with extensive industry experience and have the freedom to investigate areas of personal interest.

Leeds has a thriving cultural scene, and is home to large-scale events like Leeds International Film Festival, Light Night, and Transform Festival. Our industry connections allow you to engage with local cultural organisations such as Leeds Playhouse, Opera North, Phoenix Dance Theatre, the BBC, the National Science and Media Museum, and East Street Arts.

Career opportunities

You’ll gain a variety of in-depth subject knowledge from this course, as well as valuable transferable skills such as cultural and social awareness, research, analysis and communication.

Our graduates have pursued a range of careers that reflect this diversity. They’ve joined international consultancy firms and social enterprises as research associates, become project managers in arts and cultural organisations or worked as policy managers and advisers within cultural policy bodies.

Others have gone on to work in public policy, urban regeneration, community development, teaching and more – and some have also set up their own businesses, either during or soon after the programme.

Many other graduates have continued with their research and progressed to PhD study

Modules

This compulsory module is a programme-specific induction into postgraduate-level research designed for the particular needs of students undertaking the MA Culture, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship. It is one of a suite of parallel PGT modules within the School of Performance and Cultural Industries, offering a similar but programme-inflected experience to all Masters students within the School. Core lectures of general interest will be shared with MAs from other programmes. The central objective of Research Perspectives (CCE) is to provide students with an understanding of the interdisciplinarity of cultural industries research and of approaches to research that enable them to develop a proposal for their final research project. Weekly lectures and seminars focus on topics that enable students to make critical evaluations of a range of research and sources, from academic and scholarly research, to grey literature, to policy documents. Assessment takes two forms: a presentation and a research proposal.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£22,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons). Degrees in many subjects are suitable, including: business, fine art, theatre, politics, sociology, heritage studies, media, journalism. Any social sciences or humanities degree subject is suitable for entry providing there is evidence of a passion for, and commitment to the course. Relevant work experience might include: advertising, marketing, architecture, crafts, design (product, graphic, fashion), film, TV, radio, photography, IT - software, computer services, publishing, museums, galleries, libraries, music, performing and visual arts.

Department profile

Studying a taught postgraduate degree in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries allows you to deepen your knowledge of a subject, specialise in a particular area or take a new direction. Our Masters courses prepare you for both the world of work and further study. You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and expertise to become an active agent within the cultural and creative industries sector. You'll leave with the potential to challenge...more

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