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Who is the Course for?

Whether you are planning a career in the creative industries or the traditional arts and crafts, whether you are a budding entrepreneur or an experienced professional, the course will help you move between different careers and industries. The course will enable you to:

  • Develop the strategic management, leadership and communications skills necessary to manage a creative project, team or business
  • Understand the international economic, political, cultural and social contexts in which creative and media enterprises operate
  • Develop a business idea: this may be from an existing practice in terms of product, process or service, or a new venture
  • Enhance your critical thinking abilities and consider new perspectives and ideas
  • Build on your research interests and skills
  • Discover a conceptual space in which to reflect and/or enhance your understanding of creativity and management

The course is equally popular amongst UK graduates and those from countries where there is an emergent creative industries agenda such as China, Brazil, Taiwan, Korea, and regions such as Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.

Where will it take you?

Graduates from the course are successfully employed in a variety of careers in industries ranging from music, to TV and advertising, and in policymaking and research. Others have established themselves as freelance consultants and project managers, or have gone on to set up their own creative enterprise.

Advertising and creative agencies

Many graduates find roles as account managers, directors or planners and are currently working for companies such as ORM (London), the Immediate Media Co. (London) Havas Worldwide (London) McGarry Bowen (New York), JWT (Moldova), McCann (Baku), Maxus (WPP company, Shanghai), Fred Farid (Shanghai) and Deutsch (New York).

TV

Others are working in the TV industry in various roles e.g. Executive Producer History Channel (Delhi), Special Projects Executive, BBC Worldwide (London), TV programmer JSVT (London), Manager China Broadcast Corporation and Stategy Analyst at Viasat (London)

Creative Entrepreneurs and business owners

Graduates from the MA in Creative and Media Enterprises have gone on to set up the following businesses;

Boutique Recording: a creative audio consultancy with a breadth of experience in sound recording, production and training

Regather: a trading co-operative with a focus on green and cultural projects

Culture Label: a virtual museum shop curating and selling unique gifts from iconic cultural institutions, independent boutiques & artists

Mini Title: an agency representing photographic artists image services for the fashion and advertising sectors

Funkanatomy (India): an online store selling handmade jewellery

We maintain close links with our alumni who regularly notify us of job opportunities and work closely with the creative industries advisors in the University Careers Centre who also offer specialist workshops and advice sessions.