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MA Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries

University of York
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

MA Management in the Creative and Cultural Industries

Develop your expertise for a management career in film, TV, theatre, music, the visual arts and digital and interactive media.

Study industry-focused topics and gain the technical, business, financial, legal and regulatory knowledge that underpins creative practice. Exercise your creativity with options offered by Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media, Music, History of Art, English, Law and Management. Combine business and creativity with independent research, industrial practice and collaborative work.

We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, lectures, screenings and masterclasses with leading academics and industry professionals. Our focus on essential professional expertise, critical thinking and practical work will prepare you for a career in the creative and cultural sectors.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate degree - 2:1 or equivalent

English language

If English isn't your first language you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.5, minimum 6.0 in each component
  • PTE Academic: 61, minimum 55 in each component
  • C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency: 176, minimum 169 in each component
  • TOEFL: 87, minimum of 21 in each component
  • Trinity ISE III: Merit in all requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

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Program content

Core modules

  • Leading in the Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Applied Business Skills in Creative and Cultural Industries
  • Collaborative Team Project

Your collaborative project will capture and demonstrate industrial practice in the creative and cultural sectors. Examples might include designing and delivering a public event, marketing a performance, or supporting some form of professional production activity in the screen, stage, musical or interactive media arenas.

Option modules

These are examples of the 20-credit modules you may study.

Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media

  • Producing for Film and TV
  • TV Research Skills
  • Thinking Through Theatre-Making
  • Thinking Through Playwriting
  • Current Trends in Theatre: New Writing, New Practices, New Contexts
  • The Future of Story: Storytelling in the Digital Age
  • The Digital Self
  • Script Development
  • Political Theatres
  • Business of Production and Postproduction
  • Gaming, Industry and Culture


  • Community Music in Principle
  • Music in Education, Therapy and Health
  • World Music and Other Art
  • Groupwork, Classwork and Project Management


  • Global Marketing
  • Digital Marketing Strategy


  • Art: A Problematic Life Cycle
  • Law & Art: Parallel Perspectives
  • Art: Commodity or Valuable

History of Art

  • The Uses of Photography
  • Monument, Object, Fetish, Artefact: Contesting 'Modern' Sculpture


  • Framing the Contemporary
  • Cold War Culture: Literature, Film and Theory in Post-War Europe
  • Modern Theatre and the Political Imagination

Tuition fees

  • UK (home) fees: £9,730 per year
  • International and EU fees: £23,300 per year


Transferable skills

  • Leadership
  • Financial planning
  • Project design
  • Collaborative working
  • Problem solving
  • Investigative research
  • Technical analysis
  • Critical evaluation

Career opportunities

  • Producing
  • Production management in film, theatre, music, television or video games
  • Cultural management
  • Museums, galleries, auction houses
  • Film or TV commissioner
  • Executive in leading creative institutions and media companies
  • Marketing, distribution
  • Advertising
  • Creative business leader

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University of York

Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then we have become one of the world's leading universities, carving out a reputation as an academic powerhouse...

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University of York

YO10 5DD York
United Kingdom

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