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Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc

De Montfort University
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Leicester
English
Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc

About this program

Creative Industries (Management and Enterprise) MSc

Creative Enterprise MSc has a strong and developing reputation as a business-focused programme situated within the creative industries. It has strengths in managing creative innovation, understanding creative work and the hybrid business models found in the copyright industries. The creative industries are made up of businesses and entrepreneurs with creativity and cultural content as a central part of their business model. The creative industries include sectors such as design, film and TV, publishing, fashion design, the performing arts, music, advertising and video gaming.

Creative workers and leaders exhibit different skills and approaches to other business sectors, and individuals with creative talent require business management, entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills to promote innovative creative products and services.In combining understanding of business innovation and creative work, the Creative Enterprise MSc is uniquely positioned to help you respond to these evolving challenges.

The course enables you to understand how management and business operates within creative industry sectors. You’ll examine the distinctive working practices, business models, creative technologies and legal issues operate within the creative industries, giving you a toolkit of creative management and enterprise skills.

The programme is located just a short walk away from Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, and has close working relationships with creative organisations in Leicester. Local creative workers and companies support the programme through lectures and talks, creative industry mentoring, setting live business problems and executive placements to boost your employability in the field. We also work with creative professionals remotely, offering insights from countries across the world.

Based at DMU, the programme is unique in drawing on expertise from the university’s renowned design, performing arts and media schools, to provide option modules taught by academic experts in design management and marketing, creative technologies, and festivals and events so you can tailor your university experience to your own interests. These are supplemented by a range of social and volunteering programmes offered by DMU Local and the Students Union.

Admission requirements

An undergraduate Honours Degree, with a minimum pass of a 2:1 degree, awarded by a British university (or overseas equivalent) in business-related (excluding accounting or finance) or creative subjects, or a professional qualification deemed to be of equivalent standing. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered.

English language

If English is not your first language then an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) is essential.

English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning, is available both before and throughout the course if you need it.


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Program content

Business of the Creative Industry Company

This module introduces you to core questions in creative business and management such as what is creativity; what is the value being sold in a creative product or service; how do creative industry managers balance creativity with the need to make money; and how do creative businesses make money?

Developing Enterprise

This module demonstrates that being enterprising and entrepreneurial is about taking calculated risks, creating change, making a difference, and having a positive impact across society and communities.

Business of the Creative Industries Environment

The module provides students with an overview of the creative industries ecosystems and explores the relationship between creativity, business, and key operating environments.

Creative Technologies

This module focuses on leading edge digital technologies and their impact on the creative industries, providing students with an understanding of the practice and theory of creative technologies.

Global IP Management

The module provides students with critical legal knowledge about intellectual property and commercialisation of talent and ideas. Students work with intellectual property in the context of creative activities such as inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and images.

Investigating Creative and Cultural Industries

Creative and cultural industries are a thriving and complex sector that demands skilled and knowledgeable leaders who understand how to investigate their business and policy environments and market sectors. This module covers conducting, commissioning, evaluating and disseminating research in creative and ethical ways.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,500 per year
  • International students: £15,000 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career paths

A Creative Enterprise MSc will open up a wide range of career opportunities for you within the creative industries as you develop your professional skills.

The course is invaluable for ambitious individuals who have some work experience in the creative industry, wanting to learn the skills needed to take an idea into a business venture. This could be through a creative enterprise or as a freelancer in the industry. Potential industries you might work in include:

  • Advertising, PR and marketing
  • Design sectors
  • Performing arts
  • Festivals and events
  • Digital and new media
  • Music industry

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
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